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Updated 20 August 2018
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  • "Work life balance can be a challenge in some jobs but not all jobs fall into this category" (in 124 reviews)

  • "Sometimes upper management is too involved in daily operation" (in 113 reviews)

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  1. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Senior staff treat you well

    Cons

    Long hours that really drag on if you aren't doing anything


  2. "Poor leadership, lack of direction and experience"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, friendly people, that’s about it I’m afraid.

    Cons

    Depends on which team you are in and which business unit. The US side of the business is totally different. I have found the culture in the UK to be one of fear of loosing your job, 3 rounds of redundancy in the past 12 months. Lack of direction from the leadership team, who appear in experienced in growing a business and how to prevent further redundancies. Everything is driven by cost and not what is always right for the customers. Constantly feel like you are under the microscope in terms of time keeping and what you are working on, (depends on which team you are in) and not although working from home is possible it’s frowned upon by the old guard. Often giving you mundane tasks to do as they react to request from another manager rather than challenge and understand the value. Don’t often listen to the experience, qualification and knowledge of the work force, they think they have the answers.

    Leadership ask for openness and honesty but if you raise anything you are shot down and they don’t like to hear it.

    Leadership team need to lead by example.

    Advice to Management

    Create a culture of trust and flexibility across all teams. You may need to change more of the leadership team and managers, bring in outside experience.

    Create a culture of stability, we are proud to work for Boeing but want the reassurance you have a clear strategy, business change is key but how you manage it is vital and currently it’s fairly poor, hence a higher churn in staff.

    Invest in technology to support your staff, look at what other successful organisations are doing, Apple, AWS to name a few, and give the teams the tools.

    Lead by example, roll your sleeves up and get stuck in, you need to support your work force instead of demanding more and more without investing.

  3. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Intern in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting company and industry
    Good pay

    Cons

    Little responsibility/ challenge
    No clear career progression


  4. "Trade Compliance specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benefits. Lots of opportunities t o explore

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be heavy at times


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bristol, England

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Great work life balance

    Cons

    Career progression is limited


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work but with poor, USA-centric leadership"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Services in London, England
    Current Employee - Enterprise Services in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Basic work engaging, products cool and Europe team decent including regional leadership . Job security as company growing exponentially. That’s all.

    Cons

    USA Execs won’t release control, causes delays and poor decisions. Bureaucracy gone mad. Politics everywhere. Senior Executives are looking after themselves. Company growth internationally with typical USA do before you think mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Regional autonomy is needed. Cut out the extreme politics. Empower people. Streamline confused processes.


  7. "Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Stable statement of work and working hours, supportive team environment, interesting assignments with opportunities to transfer laterally into other groups.

    Cons

    Like many large companies, it can be slow to implement changes or push innovative ideas.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Boeing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Service Desk Analyst in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Senior Service Desk Analyst in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits / working environment

    Cons

    Currently not a lot of room for progression

    Advice to Management

    Look what’s actually happening on the ground


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Boeing Information Services, to be avoided like the plague."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Boeing Company is awesome, great ethics, great culture, bad choices in managers for programmes though. BIS is staffed by a great team of dedicated professionals led by rank amateurs that I wouldn’t put in charge of a MacDonald’s restaurant.

    Cons

    BIS is very badly managed and should be avoided. The senior team is a bunch of sycophants that have been promoted well beyond their worth, the senior manager is nowhere to be seen. Bad decision after bad decision, with absolutely no plan or forethought. Zero strategy, zero ability to generate new work and zero ability to manage what they have. I won’t be here long.

    Advice to Management

    You have a very competent team of people who deserved better than you. Do them and your customers a favour and move on.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Nice work for retired Army personnel."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Good company values at the high level. Go for zero safety etc.

    Cons

    Ex-Army bods trying to run an IT operation totally out of touch with what's going on.
    My boss had no idea of what I was trying to achieve professionally and just kept cracking the whip. Even if you're proactive to prevent escalation of problems, you don't get any recognition for it, so you end up working for nothing. I think you have to carry a 30kg backpack whilst working at a computer to gain any recognition. No flexibility with working hours and location was terrible to commute to in Bristol. Parking was limited. Split-site teams working in silos.

    Advice to Management

    Its not enough just to talk the talk about how great things are. Get to know people at the coalface who are trying to make things better but not getting any recognition for it. Sales people bidding for contract work and not enough staff to deliver so they are put under increasing pressures.


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