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"Company that you can learn a lot from"

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Current Employee - Buyer
Current Employee - Buyer
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than a year)

Pros

With a majority of the work force being heavily experienced that comes with a lot of knowledge that you can soak in as a new hire. My experience has been great, the mentor I have been assigned with has showed me the real life buyer work and all fo the responsibility that comes with it.

Cons

Sometimes hard to voice opinion, however, been on other teams where voicing opinions was welcomed.

Advice to Management

Need to stay up-to-date with changes that buyers are expected to also stay up-to-date on.

Other Employee Reviews for Boeing

  1. "Ron Reed Lead Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Lead Electrical Engineer in Mesa, AZ
    Former Contractor - Lead Electrical Engineer in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have worked with Boeing on many interesting state of the Art MIL and COM contract assignments. I've found from experience that the Boeing is one of the best company to work and continue in self training and experience.

    Cons

    Networking with Contract on new project is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Reward Contract Engineers that has enhanced your project. To transition to other open Boeing jobs by submitting references to other managers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it was"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Design Aircraft, or at least parts of them.

    Cons

    CYA rules. Too many McDonald Douglas types in management positions. MD made the best Military aircraft you could want but the worst commercial airliners. McNerney is not an aircraft guy and it shows... now the company hires pedigrees, not talent. The Wright Brothers would not get an interview, same with Jack Northrop or Glenn Curtiss. This should tell you something. Diversity is the name of the game… all about PC, not about aircraft engineering. They hire people who know nothing about aircraft engineering yet are the right [redacted due to NSA]. Now they are looking to only hire young people… most of which couldn’t tell you how [redacted due to NSA] yet hold a degree from some overly expense institution, the fact that this is illegal doesn’t seem to matter. They seem to think having engineers over 50 is some type of liability instead of strength. The 787 is the end result of this, arguably the worst aircraft Boeing ever designed, it’s a black aluminum nightmare.
    Remember that the at least half or more of the people giving you an interview under the new guidelines would not have passed the same interview type when they were hired.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to hire talent, not pedigrees. And stop with the pre-employment assessment test, it’s insulting and a sure mark of a company that is screwed up. Anyone with a good background can tell whether a person knows what they’re doing with three questions. Stop looking to hire only younger people, the stress on the older engineers to educate these clowns prevents efficient engineering and oversight. Get rid of or at least change the MD mid management problem… they have a completely different design philosophy than Boeing. Start hiring ONLY American engineers and stop importing engineers from third world [redacted due to NSA] holes. Most of these engineers never even made a paper airplane when they were kids, but you fall all over them because they’re cheap.

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