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User currently offlineIRelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4314 times:

Does anyone know the best way to get a job at Boeing? I have a BS in Computer Science and am in the middle of my Masters in the same subject. Any advice would be appreciated.

-IR

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User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4298 times:

If you can think of a way to sell a couple of those 777LR's they would probably be quite keen to talk to you.

User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4289 times:

http://www.boeing.com/employment/index.html

Buddy, you're a computer guy, this should have been easy... sh*t, what are they teaching you all these days...



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineIRelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4279 times:

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 2):
Buddy, you're a computer guy, this should have been easy... sh*t, what are they teaching you all these days...

Maybe I should have been a bit clearer...I was looking for advice on applying to Boeing specifically, maybe from people who work there...things like "they like this on the resume, I know this person, I have interviewed there before, here are some tips, I work there this is what you have to do etc etc etc..."

-IR


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4273 times:

Quoting IRelayer (Reply 3):
Maybe I should have been a bit clearer

Fair enough.

I'm a Boeing vendor - all I know is that they like people who know their stuff - people they can rely on. Maybe I'll ask a few folks I know there about your questions.

Good Luck.



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4259 times:

If you get the job, count on being laid off a few times. Their employement levels go up and down with the tide of the ocean.


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4253 times:

You may want to talk to BCAInfoSys. But look out, there might be SMART GIRLS at Boeing that you have to work with.  Yeah sure


But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

I used to work for Boeing. IDS in Huntington Beach, all I did was go down to their on-site day and basically got myself an internship - then did well enough that they offered me a job for when I graduate from university, which I accepted at the time, before realising that that was not what I wanted to do.


PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4234 times:

One of my instructors when I was taking A&P classes told a story about a mechanic buddy of his who got the dream job at Boeing. He quit after 6 months. He got tired of his work getting rejected by the inspector despite the fact that they where airworthy.

He had several years of sheetmetal aircraft experience when he was hired. The inspector got his job because he had worked as an inspector in a shoe factory.



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User currently offlineJaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4209 times:

You should forget Boeing, and come work with me at Northrop Grumman  Wink

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4203 times:

Any positions open in Procurement or for Buyers.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1724 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4163 times:

With me, it was a personal invite from someone already there.
The backdoor route is pretty common in engineering.

Tod


User currently offlineLiedetectors From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

Do you have any Coop or intern experience? Is your GPA higher then 3.0? If not, forget it. I tried, got fed up with the run around, and went to work for a better company instead.


If it was said by us, then it must be true.
User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 6):
there might be SMART GIRLS at Boeing that you have to work with.

Can I take that to mean you work at Boeing now, Scarlet?  Wink


User currently offline3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4110 times:

Anyone that wants a job at Boeing right now should submit a resume and app. We are hiring alot of different types, computing, engineers, drafters.
You might also try going through a contract house. If you like the job, try and go direct. If you don't like it, no harm done. If you want to send me your resume and I will direct it where appropriate. Use the e-mail link in my profile.

Bill


User currently offlineBahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1772 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4107 times:

I finally interviewed with them last August and didn't happen! I have been submitting resumes for last two years and they finally called. To give you an example, I am one of the few west coast guys who has the most amount of experience on a package they are using. I also have 5 years of experience on another package from the same software company; since version 1.1
Despite all these qualifications they didn't call back. It's their loss.
I'd have liked living 3 miles from work site and working 300 yards from my flight school, but I make more money being on the road..
sometimes, it's hard to be a small fish in a big company like Boeing



Earthbound misfit I
User currently offline3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4066 times:

Quoting Bahadir (Reply 15):
To give you an example, I am one of the few west coast guys who has the most amount of experience on a package they are using. I also have 5 years of experience on another package from the same software company; since version 1.1

Bahadir,

Which packages are those we are using that you are so experienced at?

3DD


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4055 times:

Quoting 3DoorsDown (Reply 14):
You might also try going through a contract house.

I am working at a contract house now. It seems on their website there are a couple of jobs that just read Boeing. When my contract ends at the oil company maybe I will ask about those jobs.

Any word what other conract houses deal with Boeing?



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7191 posts, RR: 86
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4054 times:
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Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 2):
http://www.boeing.com/employment/index.html

Buddy, you're a computer guy, this should have been easy... sh*t, what are they teaching you all these days...

I agree...so much education wasted, apparently...


User currently offline3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4040 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 17):
I am working at a contract house now. It seems on their website there are a couple of jobs that just read Boeing. When my contract ends at the oil company maybe I will ask about those jobs.

Any word what other conract houses deal with Boeing?

L-188,

I'll ask my two contractors I have right now who they went through and let you know. I don't deal with the contract houses myself, I just get the people, so I'm not sure where we get them from.

3DD


User currently offlineIRelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4001 times:

Thanks for all the tips guys, this really helped. 3DoorsDown thanks for your offer. Let me polish up the resume and then e-mail it to you.

-IR


User currently offlineBahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1772 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3966 times:

Quoting 3DoorsDown (Reply 16):
Bahadir,

Which packages are those we are using that you are so experienced at?

3DD

I sent a message to your contact email on your profile 3DD. If you don't get it let me know please..

Baha



Earthbound misfit I
User currently offlineLY4XELD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 857 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

I started my job search at Boeing about a month and a half or two months ago. Today, I am waiting to receive (on paper) my 2 job offers from Boeing (Everett). I'm an engineer and they are "hiring like crazy" for people to work on the 787. They had a large hiring event in SEA last week and one group I interviewed for was trying to fill 14 positions!

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 5):
If you get the job, count on being laid off a few times. Their employement levels go up and down with the tide of the ocean.

I think they may have learned their lessons and not maintain employment at such high levels to avoid such massive layoffs. It saves money and it saves the bad press (somewhat). They, like other big companies, are trying to outsource as much as possible.



That's why we're here.
User currently offlineBahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1772 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

I have a sour experience from my contract work with Boeing.. I started as a contractor in 2001 and was laid off in November 2001. In addition to that my experience with them came to a point where people in house was being hired to the positions where I would be perfect candidate.

It sickens me to see that people in professional forums from B. would ask very basic questions and in return would not even consider my resume despite all the job sumittals I did.

I wouldn't be surprised if I go into B again as a consultant by the software vendor.  Smile

Let's see if 3DD can do anything about it, but I am not really hopefull.



Earthbound misfit I
User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1724 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

Quoting 3DoorsDown (Reply 14):
You might also try going through a contract house.

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Quoting 3DoorsDown (Reply 14):
If you like the job, try and go direct

Only if you plan to stay at least a decade.  stirthepot 

Otherwise take the bigger contract wages and smile all the way to the bank.
 dollarsign  biggrin  dollarsign 

Quoting L-188 (Reply 17):
Any word what other conract houses deal with Boeing?

My personal favorites are Adecco and Comforce.

Tod


25 Daedaeg : The best way to go is to apply online or find a way to attend one of Boeing's hiring events. Some of Boeing's hiring events allow walk-ins. As been sa
26 Tod : OK Something less than well loved. Tod
27 L-188 : Thanks guys, just what I was looking for. Gives me a chance to do some research on them, and see if they would be interested in a guy that just got h
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