I'm currently struggling to make some decisions and thought some here might have useful insights for me. What is it like to work for Boeing (commercial aircraft)? As a Mechanical Engineer? In Everett?
I'm aware of huge layoffs in the past. I'm not too concerned about that as most industries are cyclic and it's just a part of life today.
I'm curious about how people feel (morale) as employees there. What's the environment like? Are you challenged? Are you treated well? Is there open communication within the company? Is the environment somewhat like the military (managers think they own you)? Are there opportunities for career growth and advancement? Do you feel respected by your managers and by the company as a whole?
I've had a job in an aerospace company where the morale and environment were terrible. Managers used intimidation (attempted intimidation) as a means to "motivate" and yelling between workers and management was standard. It seemed a bit like how I would imagine boot camp.
Where I currently work, the environment is great... but housing here is outrageously unaffordable (I will NEVER be able to buy a house). I can relocate and work for Boeing at the same salary while housing costs are about 1/2 what I'm currently facing. Also, commercial aviation being a passion of mine makes working for Boeing attractive.
Any current or former BCA employees who can shed some light on the situation?