Even Better than I Expected!!
5.0 of 5 stars
North Charleston, SC
Everybody is really happy to work at Boeing, and the management team does a great job of spreading the enthusiasm to people who work at Boeing (especially in such a large company). EVERYONE is always willing to help and discuss their experience -- the intern program does a lot to coordinate informational sessions with higher-up execs, but you can always individually set up a meeting with an exec.
Being in a large company means that there are just tons of resources and ways to get involved. There were 100 interns at my site in South Carolina, and EVERYONE was a blast to hang out with. It really helped shape my experience.
It is always said that "the people at Boeing are Boeing's greatest asset and competitive advantage for the future". That is SO true, and you can tell because the people are fantastic, diverse, and team players.
Not to mention, aerospace is one of the coolest and most innovative industries one could be in.
I have heard that some managers are very hands-off during the internship process, and that sometimes hurts the experience. Also, what people say about Boeing being a large company and having bureaucracy is true. However, that should be expected when taking an offer with ANY big company.
My projects actually gave me experience with real work that Industrial Engineer's do on a daily basis. Rather than embellishing the job by giving you unrealistically interesting projects or having you grab coffee and make copies, they have you work on projects that actual full-time employees do. It is the most reliable snapshot into a company's work than you can get anywhere else.
It is an amazing company that cares about its employees beyond any company I have had the chance to work for. There are a ton of intern events (literally more than twice a week) where you get to learn a lot more about Boeing during your experience.
PLEASE READ THIS PART: The internship is truly what you make it. I made mine very interesting because I seeked out opportunities to apply my academic knowledge to the everyday problems my team faces. As a result, regardless of my placement (which I did not originally find glamorous), I was able to actively turn it into an experience I love.
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