Salary Increase in Boeing

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Ben z in Stony Brook, New York

80 months ago

I am a new college grad and has accepted the offer from Boeing as a Production engineer in Seattle.
Few questions came to my mind:
1)Am I eligible for an educational assistance right after I start my work? (Since I wanted to continue my education)
2)How offen is the salary increase and by what %%(assuming my performance is going to be decent)
3)What are the salary differences between different lvls of position?(Engineer lv1 lv2..), and how long would I expect to get a "lvl-up" in my position??

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BCAengineer in California

80 months ago

Congratulations on your new job! To answer your questions:
1) You are elegible for educational assistance on your first day. If I remember correctly, one of the requirements is that you are a full-time employee.
2) Salary reviews are conducted every year during the 1st quarter. The general way of determining how much of a salary increase you will receive is though evaluation of your current skills, the average market salary of your position, and the success of the business. There is no one set number you'll receive if you are a "decent" worker. Too many factors are involved but you'll be able to discuss it with your manager.
3) When you become an employee you'll be able to learn the differences between all pay levels because it's proprietary information. But every level has its' own pay scale and moving up to the next level depends on your skills and how much experience you have.

BTW, When are you starting/relocating?

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ben-z in Stony brook, New York

80 months ago

Thank you for your answers!

I will have my orientation at Seattle on June 13 2008 and I am going to move from New York City.

I am going to be a full time employee, how much % of education expense is going to be covered by Boeing if I am eligiable for an assistance?

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BCAengineer in California

80 months ago

We have probably THE best educational assistance programs in the industry because Boeing covers 100% of all related educational expenses from tuition, books, and exam fees. Of course there is a certain cap on books and exams fees. Some of the other aerospace companies will only reimburse you for education "directly related" to your current position. This is not the case at Boeing. Many employees take classes in so many different fields, not necessarily engineering-related. I know one engineer who took classes part-time and was able to complete a law degree. You'll notice many employees going back to school for an MBA. Here in Southern California, many employees get their MBA at USC, UCLA, and Pepperdine. Tuition for these MBA programs can easily top $50K. It is easier to go back to school knowing you don't have to worry about tuition.

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Planner2000 in Memphis, Tennessee

79 months ago

Ben z in Stony Brook, New York said: I am a new college grad and has accepted the offer from Boeing as a Production engineer in Seattle.
Few questions came to my mind:
1)Am I eligible for an educational assistance right after I start my work? (Since I wanted to continue my education)
2)How offen is the salary increase and by what %%(assuming my performance is going to be decent)
3)What are the salary differences between different lvls of position?(Engineer lv1 lv2..), and how long would I expect to get a "lvl-up" in my position??

Congratulations. How long did it take to get your job offer from the time you interviewed? I'm still waiting and it has been 3 weeks.

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reena in Bellevue, Washington

79 months ago

hi Benz in stony brook. Can you/any recent hires please write in detail your story of hiring? Just curious. It has been a month since I am " under consideration" for three jobs and havent heard any thing. Two of them already are past thier closing date.

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Planner2000 in Memphis, Tennessee

79 months ago

From my experience, I have been applying for Boeing for a bout a year and sometimes I will be under consideration for a month then later it will tell me that am no longer considered. But recently, I applied for a job in February and the close date was the first week in March. Then finally I got an email for an interview for a position a month later. So as long as you are still under consideration is a good sign that they are looking at your resume.

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drg23 in Seattle, Washington

79 months ago

reena in Bellevue, Washington said: hi Benz in stony brook. Can you/any recent hires please write in detail your story of hiring? Just curious. It has been a month since I am " under consideration" for three jobs and havent heard any thing. Two of them already are past thier closing date.

I just finished the employment process, and I accepted a position in IT, my start date is this friday. Warning! Boeing has a very slow employment process. It's like a nails pace. I received I recieved 4 interviews. One for a job I applied for 5 months before. I got the offer i accepted i received 2 days after my interview, how ever I asked durring the interview when I would here back, and they said a a few weeks. After one interview for a differnt position, I wasn't even contacted.
It took about about 3 weeks for them to complete the background check, and get back to me.

Be patient, as long as you are "Under Consideration", you are under consideration. I think i'm listed under that for some jobs I applied to 6 to 7 months ago :)

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Planner2000 in Memphis, Tennessee

79 months ago

Congrats on your new position. Do they do background checks on you even if you are not offered the position yet? I
'm still listed as under consideration and this is the 4th week after my interview.

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BCAengineer in California

79 months ago

No, a background check will be initiated upon acceptance of an offer. Four weeks seems too long. Maybe you should email the hiring manager to check the status of the position.

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Planner2000 in Memphis, Tennessee

79 months ago

Thanks. I called and the manager informed me that it is still in process and that I should hear something by the end of this week. She states that this is all she can tell me at this moment is that they are processing it and I will hear something by the end of the week. I hope that is good news.

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BCAengineer in California

79 months ago

Good luck. I hope that will be good news also. To my knowledge, the waiting process takes longer because you are not officially "no longer under consideration" until the chosen candidate formally accepts the offer. And typically when an offer is extended to a candidate, they give you a couple days to decide. If that person doesn't accept the offer, the hiring manager can either extend the offer to a different candidate or repost the req for a new pool of candidates. BTW, what kind of position is this?

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Planner2000 in Memphis, Tennessee

79 months ago

This is for the rotocraft dept for a scheduling specialist LV 2

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cookiecrunch in Arizona

79 months ago

Hello,

I got an offer from Boeing as an Industrial Engineer for the 737 program and placed a counter offer and haven't heard from them since. I am a new college grad. Does anyone know if they normally give in to counter offers or if they can meet my requested pay then will they just remove me from consideration?

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cookiecrunch in Arizona

79 months ago

"or if they can meet my requested pay then will they just remove me from consideration?" I meant if they can't meet my requested offer.

thanks

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Planner2000 in Memphis, Tennessee

79 months ago

Congrats Cookie. Thats was quick. I remember you when you had a phone interview. I will be glad when my time comes. Do anyone know how long it takes to get a travel reimbursement?

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BCAengineer in California

79 months ago

Congratulations! You are joining a great program and Boeing's best selling jet of all time! I believe they have booked over 7,000 orders alone for the 737 family and there's no end in sight. I've read that there have been talks about increasing production to meet customer demand, so you will have tremendous opportunities to contribute. I only know one person that ever counteroffered. It was for an engineering position in Long Beach and I think he countered $5K more than he was offered. They did respond but for only $1K more than the original offer. My friend ended up declining that offer and accepting an offer to work up in Seattle, also with Boeing. Counteroffering can be tricky especially for entry-level job seekers since they generally do not have enough relevant experience to merit an increase. You have to present a very clear and compelling case for any substantial counteroffer to be accepted.

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5060 in Goose Creek, South Carolina

53 months ago

I was just invite to take a tech training for Boeing for two weeks. Once I take the test for what i learned in class and pass it. I would have to go through an interview. Can anyone tell me what would disqualifiy you for a job and with you starting off as entry level what is the top pay, how often do you recieve a pay raise, and when can you apply nfor a different opening with the company, what is the % of the pay , and what's the pay scale?

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Mike Dude in Charleston, South Carolina

51 months ago

I got a offer that was almost 20% less than my current salary. I am going to counter but, I fell it may be pointless because of the salary difference. Does anyone have any experience with this?

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blackie123 in Knoxville, Tennessee

51 months ago

Congrats on the offer. Keep us informed how the counter offer goes. I'm in the same boat as you. Excited about possibly getting on the ground floor of a new plane. Still waiting on the offer but won't move for less than what I make now. Can I ask what position you applied for?

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