Insitu Employee Reviews in Bingen, WA

Found 46 reviews matching the search See all 71 reviews
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Do not support internal growth
Everything (Former Employee) –  Bingen, WAJune 5, 2019
Insitu would rather let good employees quit or suffer than manage the true problems. Afraid of standing up to what’s right. That’s why they are doing lay offs because they are afraid of firing the employees that make insitu a hostile work environment. Don’t work for this company if you want growth. Should be shut down
Pros
Easy to lie about hours worked
Cons
Don’t reward hard work or honesty.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to work as an intern
PRODUCT SUPPORT LOGISTICS INTERN (Former Employee) –  Bingen, WAMarch 26, 2019
Insitu, during my time there as an intern, was a great place to work, with great management and a great campus. My job duties every day were quick to learn and it was easy to get help from coworkers if I needed assistance with something.
Pros
Secure, Great Management
Cons
Short Lunch
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
fun place to work
Electrician Intern (Former Employee) –  Bingen, WAMarch 26, 2019
I cant provide much info on the job because i was just an intern.
there intern program is good and fun and i learned a considerable amount in the short time i worked there
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Awkward Growing Phase
Marketing (Current Employee) –  Bingen, WAFebruary 24, 2019
Morale and company culture feels as if it is at an all-time-low. Understanding there is always ebb and flow when it comes to employee satisfaction - but the overwhelming consensus among employees, both newer and more senior, is that this period of time is the worst we've seen morale at Insitu. The working environment has become quite frustrating and the observation of leadership teams & individual contributors being chastised by the new CEO unfortunately has become the new norm.

The company itself is clearly in its awkward growing phase. Insitu is not quite a start up and not yet the Boeing company so there appears to be a lot of kinks that are still being worked out.
Pros
Every other Friday off (9/80 schedule), Bring your dogs to work
Cons
Morale is low, limited housing & job opportunities in the area
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Excellent Company
Field Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Bingen, WAFebruary 18, 2019
The company is amazing and pays very well. They are very family and comfort orientated. They provide a lot of services to their employees to help your families while I was deployed. I only left due to personal reasons that no longer allowed me to deploy.
Pros
Too many to list
Cons
FSRs are always deployed. Great money but hard to maintain a family life.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
The position requires on call
Standards Chief of Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Bingen, WAFebruary 11, 2019
If you want to have all your time consumed with being on call from sites from around the world this is a good position for you. There has been people that have been here for some time and they think they are entitled. Most of those people are right time right place and should not hold the positions they have.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good people
Site Manager/UAS Operator/Mission Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Bingen, WAJanuary 24, 2019
Working at Insitu was a great experience, but after four years deploying to Afghanistan was a strain on family. I didn't want to leave due to the pay, but sometimes money isn't everything. I would go back to work for them, however.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to work! A lot of experience in Management.
UAS Operator 3 (Current Employee) –  Bingen, WAJanuary 11, 2019
I’ve only been working here a few months but it’s great to hear from other employees how great the management and company are. So far so good for me!
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Deploying vs CONUS opportunities
UAS Site Lead / Mission Coordinator / Operator (Former Employee) –  Bingen, WANovember 20, 2018
Work life balance is difficult considering most jobs at Insitu relate to deployments overseas. The deployment rotations are more favorable than competing UAS companies, and subcontractors, but the time away is significant.

The CONUS salaries are lower than the national average, but the culture is fantastic and the work-life balance is exceptional.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Dysfunctional Managment
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Bingen, WANovember 4, 2018
Departments work in silos with little knowledge transfer, which is needed since it is hard to attract top talent to this little town. The company has caused real estate prices to rise, and the culture reflects the small town atmosphere. A lot of politics at mid management level, with fear of retaliation if one speaks out. Top management lives in a bubble. So, everyone just works disengaged.
Pros
I like the compensation for Bingen, Wa
Cons
Poor focus
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good company
Logistics Specialist 3 (Former Employee) –  Bingen, WAAugust 23, 2018
Seemed like a great company to be a part of. Insitu, a non-fully integrated subsidiary of The Boeing Company, is an integrated information and technology company, pioneering in the design, development, production, and operation of high-performance, cost-effective unmanned aircraft systems. We exist to pioneer and innovate products and services that positively impact people’s lives and change the course of history. To reach our full potential as a business, we imagine and create much more than products with wings. On a daily basis, our Vision and Mission guide us, while our cultural pillars — Pioneer | Perform | Unite | Care — inform our decisions in all that we do, and aspire to do.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 4Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good for some, not for me
Employee (Former Employee) –  Bingen, WAJuly 28, 2018
Some really like Insitu. It's not a bad place to work. They pay pretty well, but the cost of living in the gorge has skyrocketed to the point where it is difficult to attract and retain talent.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Job has to be more than wind surfing
Can't really say as it is a small group (Current Employee) –  Bingen, WAJune 12, 2018
The main office is located in Bingen, WA which is about 45 minutes from Portland, OR. Across the river is Hood River OR which is larger than Bingen but does not offer much in for variety in restaurants, shopping, rentals / purchasing housing, etc. Many staff work at Bingen for the opportunity of outdoor recreation such as wind surfing, however this is not the area to develop a professional career (yes, you will grow older and want a career. College doesn't last forever. It is what it is).
A wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing, it is a small company but politics here are worse than in larger companies. Upper management has not clue what the 'workers' roles are. A constant theme is management will get a 'pet project' and everything else is thown to the wayside. Due to gut feelings rather than planning, the pet project will be a disaster but that failure will be pushed to the workers somehow.
Boeing should review this satellite office and get a handle on it. We are not competitive in the UAS market any longer and it will pull down on Boeing eventually.
The problem would be without Insitu, Bingen and White Salmon would revert to the previous tweaker and board head atmosphere as there is nothing else in these towns for a job, except the small BNSF office.
Pros
Free parking, individual cubicles for most staff
Cons
Petty management, poor scheduling, in the middle of nowhere
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 3Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Insitu is growing
Procurement Analyst (Current Employee) –  Bingen, WAMay 28, 2018
If you want to live in the beautiful Gorge this is the place to be! Hours are flexible and pay is good for the location. Company has challenges with growing issues and change in senior leadership recently. People ten to have a little more work than what they would like, but company is fairly stable. Backed by Boeing. Benefits great.
Pros
Beautiful location
Cons
Housing is a huge problem
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Don't believe the hype
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Bingen, WAMay 13, 2018
Insitu chews people up and spits them out. Not worth the hype. They're much more successful with people they've relocated because they have no further options once here. They aren't interested in hiring local and could care less about the community they are in.
Pros
None
Cons
No balance
Was this review helpful?Yes 6NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Culture is in disarray
UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS INSTRUCTOR (Former Employee) –  Bingen, WAMarch 26, 2018
Many upper-crust leaders are leaving and have left. You get the feel that the rats are abandoning the boat. Still though, you cant beat the pay and benefits.
Pros
great benefits, cool product
Cons
terrible leadership and management
Was this review helpful?Yes 7No 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fast-Paced, Making A Difference
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Bingen, WAMarch 25, 2018
Work environment is casual but fast-paced. You are expected to hit the ground running and learn on the job. The work is highly rewarding because everyone's efforts are critical in making a difference in the lives of our customers.
Pros
Location, high degree of autonomy, ability to make a positive impact on company
Cons
Location, work life balance, training
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Very political
Procurement Manager (Former Employee) –  Bingen, WAMarch 7, 2018
Senior management did not listen to ideas that would save money. Political correctness was practiced more so than sound management policies. Ideas that were proven to save money and increase quality performance were ignored.
Pros
Great bonus annually
Cons
Work culture
Was this review helpful?Yes 4NoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good Ole Boy Club on Steroids
Information Systems Technician (Current Employee) –  Bingen, WAFebruary 21, 2018
The main office is in Bingen WA which is miles from anywhere. Expensive to live with poor housing availability. It is basically a company town. Management is totally detached from reality. Nepotism runs rampant. If you fit into the good ole boy clique, you can be absolutely non-productive but somehow get promoted. Boeing should really evaluate this location and get a better handle on it.
Pros
Benefits are above average
Cons
Management, company culture
Was this review helpful?Yes 5NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun, modern culture with antiquated mid-level management
Flight Operations (Current Employee) –  Bingen, WADecember 13, 2017
Insitu has a very progressive culture, incentivizing experiences outside the workplace. Their 9/80 schedules (80 hours in 9 days, permitting every other Friday off) allows employees the opportunity to explore the greater Gorge area. At least monthly, the company sponsors & hosts (limited participation) events appropriate for the season.

Unfortunately, this lifestyle is promoted at the executive level but doesn't seem to filter through the mid-level management. Many of the departments are still managed by employees who were part of the original company management hierarchy, and their leadership styles reflect a "we've always done it that way" mentality. This seems to attribute to slower interdepartmental advancement.

Overall, I enjoy what the company has to offer.
Was this review helpful?Yes 6No 3Report
Claimed Profile

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Insitu. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

3.4
Based on 71 reviews
515
419
321
29
17

Ratings by category

3.2Work/Life Balance
3.6Compensation/Benefits
2.6Job Security/Advancement
2.6Management
3.0Culture