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.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Everett, WA – June 18, 2017
Great Pay and Benefits and if money is all you are after then this is a great place for you. Boeing has grown to a company that is too wrapped up in the process and let's engineers make the process too over complicated. Their software systems are woefully out of date, every dept makes their own software tools so data sharing is impossible. The IT department is unhelpful and grossly understaffed. If Boeing doesn't get a handle on their digital assets, they will be left in the dust.
Manufacturing Engineer, Product Development (Current Employee) – Everett, WA – June 17, 2017
40 hr work week with paid OT if you do work it. There are career opportunities, but it's entirely dependent on your management. Airplane life cycle is extremely long and production rates are very low, which is standard for aerospace industry but still frustrating when you want to put in the extra time and you can't.
Overall, it's a good company if you value work-life balance over career advancement and seeing results in the near future.
AH64D GSE and tool room attendent (Former Employee) – Kuwait – June 17, 2017
Productive environment for learning and working Abroad. Learning how to work and communicate and building relations with foreign team members of the host country. Learning how contractor employment works.
Great place to work with motivated and talented people.
Build integration Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) – Washington State – June 15, 2017
There are many factors that play a role in my opinion towards Boeing. The atmosphere and success of the project really is determined on the type of people in each team. I got lucky and had an amazing and motivated team that when above and beyond at extending the helping hand from start to finish of each project. There is an enormous amount of resources at our disposals which make it a possibility to be successful at the job.
The only negative I have is that management needs to get together with each other and drive one idea rather than multiple ideas to a solution. This drives a lot of confusion in the program.
Strategic Sourcing Integration (Current Employee) – Seal Beach, CA – June 15, 2017
It's a great company to work for with lots of opportunities for development, growth and good benefits. Big corporation with many organizations. Depending on organization and/or leader(s) - employees may not have equal opportunity for advancement. Innovation at the lower level may be suppressed at higher levels due to legacy status quo cultures. The cloud of uncertainty with aerospace industry doesn't always foster secure, high morale working environment. Lots of company speak (e.g. people are greatest asset), however, like all companies, its a business and loyalty to their employees only last for so long.
Tool Maker C (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – June 15, 2017
Pay is great benefits are fantastic and for the most part everyone there was great to work with but you are just another number to the company and sometimes it seemed that the union would side with the company more than the workers
Equipment & Tool Engineer 4 (Current Employee) – North Charleston, SC – June 14, 2017
On a typical day I start by monitoring new equipment issues and generate disposition appropriately. Learning that we are transitioning from a design/acquire mode to a sustain/maintain mode. In this workplace culture, employees are encouraged to become involved with the improvement process. I enjoy the opportunity to see different aspects of the overall manufacturing disciplines.