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I really felt good,no bullys,everyone was very helpfull and down to earth

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Good enviroment ,good people.

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When i used to be an employee at boreing...it was good employment,good atmosphere and excelent managements

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Fort Walton Beach- Company has gone downhill he last 10-12 years, employee oriented company before is now worshipping the dollar, layoffs due to Gunship program going away has made itna dog eat dog atmosphere. Employee and company integrity has dived to extreme lows in attempts to look good for bosses and the government. Anything that negatively impacts the Defense part of Boeing has and will continue to affect this site, such as the failure of the KC-46 program. Management has been taken over by Oklahoma City and St. Louis corporate minded people, all about the bottom line at the expense of the employees. Mistakes are covered up out of fear of being fired and personnel who make them and if found out are ridiculed by people trying to look good to everyone else. Professionalism is low with employees feeling they could lose their job any moment. Work there could be transferred to St. Louis or Oklahoma at any time, site isn't considered a major Boeing site anymore. Employee perks don't exist anymore along with decent raises. Pay cannot be discussed between employees so you can't compare your pay to improve it. Not a union site, so you aren't protected.

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Fear and intimidation. Constant harassment. Constant protection of those in 'the club' and targeting those who know how to get it done the right and ethical way. I am a manager and it's daily. There are so many here who don't contribute or know nothing bit they are yrs men and go far.

The newest batch of execs are either scarred of their jobs or follow along behind some of the highest in fear they will too be cut. We are striving for affordability and next generation performance, but The way to do it is to box those that make it happen.

Young talented engineers are leaving in droves because they see the dismal state of the business, Nd the company can't figure out why. Across the board the mediocre thrive while deflecting their issues to those that are doing the work.

You used to be able to bring ideas to the table. Now if you even comment, you are a roadblock. You can't even point out a stupid idea, tpu are expected to salute the glad and follow like a lemming while talking about your nonexistent leadership skills.

Oh yeah, someone above mentioned females and glass ceilings. It's prevalent throughout the business.

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High Stress environment from management onto hourly employees. They are concerned with numbers, job count. Employee is Never a priority. No problem solving skills from management. Ethics from management is ZERO. Management is aware of the "broken process" and do nothing to improve in areas that need it.
As long as you show up, you are a star employee. If you choose not to complete your work... Management will ask the competent employees to "help"/cover their work. Never dealing with the true issues at hand.

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It great low stress laid back

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Where to start?
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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If you are a woman, you are allowed to work there, but don't expect to be listened to or respected. Women do a lot of the detail oriented and mess clean up while the men grandstand and talk big.
On the other hand, the pay is worth it compared to other engineering firms. Benefits are not great though.
Renton WA wrote "A lot of extra work and stress for some employees so that others could put in short work days." I agree.

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Experts in creating and maintain their products which are complete and work and function as needed and wanted.

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