Working at Boeing: for better or worse?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tshuck, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. tshuck

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2012
    What are your thoughts/experiences about working at Boeing? Would you recommend someone you know working there? Would you consider working there?
  2. loosewire

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    Question ,about Boeing.....tell me how unions fit with computer design people.

    Is it union members and professional ,separated. How does it work. It can be any

    computer and mechanical company. Who gets what pay.
  3. monster_catfish

    Active Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    I would leap at a chance to work for Boeing, if such an offer were to come my way, but then I do have a fantatical interest in all flying machines large and small, so my opinion is hardly an un-biased one.
  4. Brownout

    Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    All I know is Boing has frequent layoffs. Their business goes up and down. Are you thinking about moving to Seattle?
  5. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    They are also in Dallas I believe.
  6. tshuck

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2012
    There are several offices/programs around southern California, so no moving necessary, though I would love to live in Seattle.
  7. #12


    Nov 30, 2010
    In the news: Boeing had fires in 2 different, rather new models in the last 2 days. Fear of design problems right now. Boeing dropped 2% on the stock market in 2 days. I have no idea whether this will cause layoffs or hiring of more recently educated people to improve designs.
  8. GopherT

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 23, 2012
    Boeing is a great company since Alan Mulally turned it around. Mulally is now working his manic improving an automotive company - Ford. His management of cash, development and inventory allowed Ford to live without a government bailout in 2009.

    back to Boeing, Mulally's business rules have endured and they are fairly well positioned. They also made a great move by not competing head-to-head with the European (socialist - government owned) Airbus strategy of - bigger is better (A380).

    Boing has the 787. Very efficient. It has its problems with the lithium battery but they will overcome. There are plenty of orders on the books. If to fly to Asia, you will see these new planes everywhere! ANA (Japan) is a major buyer and seems to be domination the air in Asia.

    As for California, most of what is put there is military and NASA/Space so be careful. Boeing got a fraction of the JSF program but Lockheed is running that show. Boeing only got a slice of it because the DoD wanted three major contractors in the game for the long haul (Northrup Grumman is the other). Congress can make additional cuts any time.

    The best thing to do is get in on the Low Observables segment and become a specialist (Palmdale / Lancaster). Once you are in there, the other two competitors start bidding and you jump between them every few years. Stay in California though, that state does not enforce non-compete contracts signed by employees so you can quickly jump between companies. No matter what our level of know-how, from solid state physics to technician, you will do well if you know what an NRL arch is and you can get some secrecy clearance. It can get very interesting.
  9. shortbus

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 30, 2009
    Maybe you could use SI as a reference? :)
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  10. bountyhunter

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    Sep 7, 2009
    That's just noise. Their layoffs are cyclic with business and contracts. They aren't going to die.
  11. tshuck

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2012
    I think they would have to shoot me for mentioning such a highly classified CIVILIAN!:p
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