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"A balanced view from a Mechanical Eng. Summer Intern"

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Current Employee - Summer Intern in El Segundo, CA
Current Employee - Summer Intern in El Segundo, CA
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Pros

Boeing gives you the opportunity to work with cutting edge technologies and to contribute to high profile projects. If you are proactive and pursue the many opportunities which are available you can progress through very advance stages of a career at Boeing, both technical and non-technical.

Cons

Boeing is a large bureaucratic company with red tape everywhere. If you are the type of person who feels a need to see the direct impact of their contributions and wants to be engaged with all stages of a project's life cycle, Boeing may not be your place. A young engineer at Boeing, such as me, should expect their involvement to be narrow and focused. Additionally, a young engineer will have a lot of oversight. But this is expected, when dealing with complex systems like aircraft and spacecraft, a highly organized approach is needed.

One additionally note: in recent years Boeing has move away from the manufacturing of many of the required components. At this point they may be thought of as a large scale integrator. A lot of the old timers are bitter about the loss of Boeing’s “real” manufacturing abilities. Some have a more thoughtful outlook and consider the change to be needed as it allows Boeing to leverage the abilities of more specialized manufactures and to remain competitive on a global stage.

Advice to Management

Help young employees to gain a better understanding of the company as a whole.

Other Employee Reviews for Boeing

  1. "fair review of Boeing from young software engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially the educational reimbursements.

    Cons

    Slow growth potential for engineers, not very challenging for new college grads.

    Advice to Management

    Need to boost employee morale and provide more company sponsored activities for bonding and team-building.


  2. "A great company but with some big challenges"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Everett, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool challenges in a leading edge business

    Cons

    Sometimes the size & beauracy are counter productive

    Advice to Management

    Admit the 787 Business Plan was poor, but the airplane will be great someday inspite of the very poor business plan.


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