Job has to be more than wind surfing
Can't really say as it is a small group (Current Employee) – Bingen, WA – June 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.
Free parking, individual cubicles for most staff
Petty management, poor scheduling, in the middle of nowhere