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Boeing Software Engineer III Reviews

Updated Sep 11, 2018

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Boeing CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Bureaucracy prevents innovation"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, job security, flexible hours

    Cons

    Bureacracy, people can't make decisions, promotions are few and far between

    Advice to Management

    The simple things are difficult at Boeing. For instance--getting a computer that works, obtaining software to do your job, getting approval for system access, etc. It takes 3 weeks to get approval for a software engineer to obtain Visual Studio. That is like hiring a carpenter and telling them you'll get them a hammer in 3 weeks. And, it is embarrassing to tell a new employee this. Promotions are non-existent at...

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    Boeing2018-09-12
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good start to career, no work life balance though"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really interesting work on the defense side of the business. I was on multiple teams working different projects. I was never bored with the work. I started long enough back to qualify for the pension plan. Pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Nature of the defense business causes lots of red tape to get anything done. I spent more time on red tape than doing actual engineering work on a few projects. Being the only person on some projects resulted in OT and travel on short notice that took away from personal time. Health insurance benefits got worse annually. When I started it was the best I've seen. Hard to get promoted past level 3. They are saturated...

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    Advice to Management

    Eliminate so many levels of management.

    Boeing2017-07-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The biggest benefit is job security. It is a large company with a lot of opportunities. The benefits are pretty solid as well. They do give a small bonus, but nothing life changing. Usually 1-2 weeks of pay. I work in flight sim, so the work can be pretty fun at times. Management can be very different across teams, but in flight sim the management is pretty good. They care about their team and they do what they...

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    Cons

    Pay! Raises are pretty much always between 3%-3.5% regardless of you performance. There are plenty of opportunities to move around the company however, so if you are willing to move around, you can move up faster.

    Advice to Management

    Reward performance better.

    Boeing2017-04-03
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible work schedules

    Cons

    - There are a disproportionate number of older employees which makes it hard to find challenging work and get promotions - It's an old company with lots of processes and bureaucracy which makes it hard to get things accomplished quickly

    Boeing2017-01-14
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Can you hand the mega-corp culture?"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you find yourself in the right place, there can be some very interesting stuff to work on. Employment is relatively insulated from market fluctuations.

    Cons

    Corporate executives are so far removed from daily work that their edicts can make zero sense at times. If you actually care about the company and its direction, it can be very frustrating as you often get zero input to program direction unless you have been with the company for several decades.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to fix the communication gap. Somewhere in middle management the messages get lost.

    Boeing2017-01-15
  6. "Great Large Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Boeing truly works on cutting edge technologies from sea, ground to air. There is always an opportunity to try something new and expand your horizons with the company. Talk about process and quality they can not be matched. Great work life balance, great benefits. There are many programs to help grow your skill set from engineering to leadership. It survived for 100 years for a reason

    Cons

    The company is a bit bureaucratic due to size. There is no fast path up you must put in your time.

    Advice to Management

    To the Middle Management you must remember we are an engineering company first. Take Risks be bold

    Boeing2016-04-23
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Decent for a Defense company, but not for a Technology company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boeing full-time

    Pros

    Compared to other defense companies Boeing is average if not a little better interms of work environment, pay, benefits, security, and opportunities.

    Cons

    Compared to innovative tech companies Boeing has a huge gap particularly in the way they treat and "manage" employees. There is a huge hierarchy and control mechanism, but little structure that actually promote productivity or innovation by listening to the voices of employees who are on the line doing the work. Everyone understands a business has to turn a profit but Shareholder profit is definitely #1 driving force...

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    Advice to Management

    Control is an expensive illusion. Decide what our purpose is, and actually back that up with actions. Trust and empower employees so that you can hear what is actually going on and fix it before it materializes into issues, and so you can actually be innovative at the pace the world is changing.

    Boeing2016-03-18
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, but no room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boeing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Boeing is a huge corporation and provides great benefits and stability. I have never been worried about losing my job and should be set for retirement just based off my 401k. Payment for college classes and certifications.

    Cons

    Promotions have been frozen for several years now, and the reasons for the freeze do not make sense to employees. E.G. we lost a contract that has nothing to do with you or the money that comes in from the customer to pay you so we are freezing all promotions in your career field this year (for the 4th year in a row). Recognition is lacking, and training in new technologies does not happen (though they do pay for college...

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    Advice to Management

    Recognize your talent, promote your people, keep up with salary trends, and stop saying "we are not a software company" when we do in fact produce software.

    Boeing2015-12-18
  9. "Software"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Steady job, good people and patriotic.

    Cons

    Slow advancement but there is oppurtunity

    Advice to Management

    Communication

    Boeing2015-10-14
  10. "Software Engineer Various Defense Programs"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boeing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Decent compensation. Good tuition reimbursement. Fantastic work life balance (you really don't even have to work). Great vacation perks. Time off at the end of the year. It is like a resort.

    Cons

    Work is not relevant or challenging. You will be working on languages and systems from yesteryear. On the defense side it is top heaving so if you are mid career you have very little choice but to leave in order to get ahead. Many people do nothing and figure out a way to make it their career. Frequently people sit at their desk and surf all day. I know of entire groups that do next to nothing and waste tax payer dollars....

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    Advice to Management

    I think management is working on skills assessment but it is just a slow process. Get rid of middle management and consider promoting some younger people who show potential. Make promotions not solely on years of service because this demotivates many engineers. Give people more challenging assignments corresponding with their aptitude as it stands everyone 1,2,3 and 4 gets around the same difficulty in work.

    Boeing2015-10-12
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