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"great company to work for because of the benefits, but that won't keep me there forever"

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Current Employee - Tech Writer in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Tech Writer in Saint Louis, MO
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Approves of CEO

Pros

GREAT benefits package, very flexible with work schedules

Cons

if you're a painfully stereotypical american that only likes beer and baseball and wants to vote republican, you'll find no downsides to working at boeing in st. louis

Advice to Management

stop giving the lower employees so many insincere "thank you's"

Other Employee Reviews for Boeing

  1. "Empires should only change course slowly, but they should do it."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with big challenges which, if you're prepared to pay YOURSELF on the back for solving, is very rewarding. There's a sense of pride on working for Boeing which is not available on many other places - it may seem abstract but knowing that you're part of the 'family' which build the planes you get onto routinely is a very positive experience.

    Cons

    Most middle managers have been with the company for 20+ years and are completely out of touch with the workforce and the motivation strategies required. Boeing is trying very hard to recruit young graduates but is running the risk of a huge loss of experience by allowing those 20+ year tenure people to retire without capitalizing on the growing experience of it's middle tenure employees (who are really very restless and considering other work opportunities). The company need new blood, but as a large entity it cannot afford a knowledge drought while it establishes new working practices. I'm one of the new recruits but I'm horribly aware of the potential gap which could be created when a workforce as disenchanted as the middle tenure employees in this company leaves - they're the link between the strategic planning and ground-floor operations and their knowledge, although apparently not prized, is the backbone of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor your mid-term employees to groom them for middle management positions. It's scary - I appreciate being mentored by middle managers as a new recruit but there's a big gap between what I know (or will know in 6 months) and what the people who've been here for 6 years know about operations. Those people are the ones you need to secure a bright new future - they already have the desire to change things but are hamstrung by the 'that's not the way we do it here' mentality of people who currently occupy middle management positions. If they were buoyed by promotion to middle management positions and a young workforce capable of following their lead they (and ONLY THEY) can chart a course to the future without risking the mid-term effectiveness of the company. Risking it on the promise of recent graduates and their MBA's is a fast-track to haemorrage of really really important knowledge.


  2. "Great learning experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and learning opportunities. The benefits are some of the best around and I think that they are constantly being improved. Also the brand is well known so you will have a lot more trust from clients just for having a well known and trusted name. If you take the time to ask questions and learn the products then you will likely have a nice place to move on to and a lot of knowledge about banking and finance. You can succeed and make good money but only if you make it a priority.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't always super competitive

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to know more than their subordinates

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