Boeing - Good exposure to manufacturing and operations | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Boeing
There are newer employer reviews for Boeing

See Most Recent

"Good exposure to manufacturing and operations"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Engineer in Huntsville, AL
Current Intern - Engineer in Huntsville, AL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Boeing as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Good pay, reasonable hours, and great opportunities to come back to the company full time.

Cons

Working for a government contractor is full of red tape, the whole thing about big ships turning slowly... There was also a pretty limited set of activities for interns to network throughout the company, but Huntsville is a relatively small site, so most interns found their way around.

Advice to Management

Put some more time into planning events for the interns.

Other Employee Reviews for Boeing

  1. "Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Boeing does a great job at trying keep employees spirits high and motivated. They sponsor happy hours and athletics events to keep work and life balance.

    Cons

    Boeing needs to allow their people to work on different projects and different groups to get different experiences. Also eliminate the corporate culture feel.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits, at the Price of Being in a Dilbert Comic Strip"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Dallas, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Learning Together Program. While not as great as it once was, they still put me through grad school at the program of my choice.
    Work hours are very flexible, but weekends and overtime seem to be a rule at this particular site.
    Big Boeing takes pretty good care of its employees, but the benefits have been steadily decreasing in recent years.
    My only experience with a truly decent manager in almost a decade with Boeing is at this site.
    There are many great, talented people working here.

    Cons

    There is very little, if any space, to move up in the company. You're forced to job hop every few years if you want any career progression.
    Lower management typically doesn't listen to the technical staff; excepting the one manager I mentioned above, the rest of management doesn't seem to be good at aligning skill sets with tasking, or managing knowledge transfer. Most management is ineffective at best - a manager recently called a staff meeting at the last minute to say that there was no new or solid information on several rumors floating around.
    Schedules are unrealistic and people are expected to do increasingly more or multitask work for little reward in terms of promotion or better raises. There is very little carrot and a whole lot of stick.
    There is a serious lack of diversity here, both in people and ideas/innovation.
    There is a disconnect between Big Boeing Policy and what actually happens here. For an example, we had a huge Go For Zero Safety training initiative last year. Employee safety is supposed to be the number one priority. But during the great December ice storm of 2013, we were still required to go to work, even though weather personnel and emergency crews all advised people to stay at home. If employee safety was truly considered a top priority, employees would have been told to stay home, as opposed to choose between burning a vacation day/flex time or hazard the bad roads and weather to work in a mostly empty building.

    Advice to Management

    Support employee growth by giving employees one major task or activity to focus on in an area that suits their talents.

There are newer employer reviews for Boeing
There are newer employer reviews for Boeing

See Most Recent

Work at Boeing? Share Your Experiences

Boeing
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or