IRelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1072 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3995 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..."
AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4503 posts, RR: 54 Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3964 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.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29520 posts, RR: 59 Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3950 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.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3826 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.
Bahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1733 posts, RR: 11 Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3823 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
3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3782 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
Which packages are those we are using that you are so experienced at?
3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3756 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?
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.
LY4XELD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 857 posts, RR: 16 Reply 22, posted (8 years 19 hours ago) and read 3676 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.
Bahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1733 posts, RR: 11 Reply 23, posted (8 years 15 hours ago) and read 3664 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.
Let's see if 3DD can do anything about it, but I am not really hopefull.