Flight Operations Specialist (Current Employee) – Leesburg, VA – December 4, 2015
A typical day consists of monitoring telemetry on 72 on orbit satellites. Satellites can have major anomalies that require smart and direct intervention to safe the satellite and return the service to the customers for Iridium. While assuming the duties of Mission Director, critical decisions are made and implemented in a precise and timely order. My Direct Reporting Manager sits next to me which keeps my personal performance at a high level in all situations of anomalies or normal maintenance operations. The co-workers that I have the pleasure working are highly intelligent college grads from various engineering fields. The rotating shifts and extended work hours make this job particularly difficult sometimes. Recovering the satellite during a highly technical anomaly is the most rewarding part of the job. Knowing that you saved military men and women during times of conflict with impeccable satellite communication is quite an amazing feeling.
Test & Evaluation Engineer (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 27, 2016
I worked as a test engineer for Boeing. I was layed-off from Boeing after 12 years of hard work for them. Not because I didn't perform good work. It came down to disagreeing with how management ran my division. I wanted to perform my job a logical way, not the Boeing way.
If the St. Louis site fails to capture a new military aircraft contract soon, the site will start to significantly shrink (not that it hasn't already from where it was decades ago) and probably close up. The cost of labor here has gotten to be too much, and the company is in its death spiral.
Manufacturing Operations Analyst (Current Employee) – Everett, WA – July 26, 2016
The company provides outstanding benefits, to include tuition assistance, paid training, health care, and a fair salary. However, the culture of the business leadership is generally unwelcoming to new ideas to cut cost and increase profitability. The multiple layers of management typically act as a filter, leaving most good ideas from employees on the desk of a mid-level manager somewhere, decaying before it can reach someone capable of funding the idea.
F-15 RETROFIT Tech Writer (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 26, 2016
The division I work in tries to involve employees in activities such as car shows, supporting local sports teams and recognition of military service etc. They also encourage active involvement with charitable organizations and volunteerism.
PRODUCT REVIEW ENGINEER 4 (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – July 24, 2016
Boeing always let me attain and suceed on all engineering challenges. Boeing will assist growth and experiences, and provided all that is required to built good airplane. Very good on benefits, bonuses, and all the tools for the job..
Supplier Integration Leader (Current Employee) – Everett, WA – July 23, 2016
Overall a good company to work for due to the opportunities that exist, benefits that are provided (salary with other benefits), and the training offered. It needs some drastic changes/updates to the culture but it will take some time for that to truly occur.
Business Process Analyst (Former Employee) – Tukwila, WA – July 19, 2016
Out with the old and in with the new is really hard for any 100 year old company, for sure. Transitions are very challenging. Boeing is taking the steps towards efficiency, ethics, security and social media that they need to. My last manager was always open when I wanted to try something new. I grew and loved it. The hardest part is getting past the entitled secure mentality to embrace innovation and create new knowledge. Teaming is growing but not in every job yet.