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After applying for the position, how long did it take before interview? How long before offer?

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Boeing is no longer the same company that I started working for ten years ago. Several years ago executive management (CEOs) decided that stock prices were more valuable than the employees who had built the company into the giant that it is today. To that end there the constant layoffs (my program had 3500 employees 5 years ago, now it has 1200 and no reduction in the workload), a push to outsource as much work as possible overseas, steady benefit erosion, frozen promotions, little to no raises, and the "do more with less" attitude has resulted on a hollowed out company with terrible worker moral. Additionally, a lot of the people who are left are more concerned about surviving the next round of layoffs that being productive which has resulted in little kingdoms where you have to constantly watch your back. This has created a very political work environment where the focus is on being the manager's favorite.

When I started, the culture was one that was focused on the employees, their work/life balance, professional development, upward mobility and a corporate attitude of employee satisfaction. A few years ago that totally changed to a management centric culture where the employees (non-management) are viewed as liabilities that need to be cut for management bonuses and increasing stock prices, raises were practically frozen while promotions were completely frozen. The result has been that Boeing is now hemorrhaging mid career personnel. Young people fresh out of college now only stay with the company a few years to be able to put Boeing on their resume then are gone. There is no reason for them to stay as they can do better elsewhere.

While Boeing has been steadily cutting employee benefits, the company still offers fair to good benefits overall; however, executive management is working hard to eliminate any benefits that their competition doesn't have. Their thinking is that if Boeing's benefit package is the same as their competition then people will stay.

While the work is still interesting, and there are some amazing products to be involved with, much of the new work is being quietly shipped overseas to further cut US costs. In good conscious, the best that I can say that Boeing offers college grads a great starting point, but they should be very careful about considering the company as a career.

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They offer the traditional medical, dental, prescription, eye, Vaca time, sick days, 401k, and maybe tuition subsidy. The company sponsored pension plan has gone away and is now a matching plan.

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Im not leaving just looking for a second job

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Fix or remove the two tier pay. It is toxic and creates hostility between workers doing the same job.

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Yes, the company would pay for relocation only if the job states relocation is offered

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None was available.

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No - they sell airplanes to the carriers. Boeing is not a carrier to be able to offer flight benefits

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I have fulfilled all I wanted to achieve.

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