500 Job Source
World's leading maker
100 N. Riverside
Chicago, IL 60606
CEO: James McNerney
Stock Symbol: BA
Boeing is one of the world's leading makers of airplanes for commercial airlines and the military. It also builds helicopters, satellites and defense systems.
Boeing said it delivered 462 commercial airplanes in 2010 and recorded orders for 530. The company says it has 3,443 unfilled orders. European competitor Airbus said it delivered 510 aircraft in 2010 with 574 net new orders.
Boeing is currently developing a new commercial plane called the 787 Dreamliner. It is a fuel-efficient jet that can carry anywhere from 250-350 passengers about 8,500 miles without refueling. The 787 program has won 895 net orders from 58 customers to date. Boeing has announced several delays of the Dreamliner due to manufacturing problems.
Boeing employed 160,537 people at the end of 2010, with major operations in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, southern California and St. Louis. More than 83,000 employees hold college degrees--including nearly 29,000 advanced degrees--in virtually every business and technical field from approximately 2,800 colleges and universities worldwide.
Boeing is organized into four major business
units: Boeing Capital Corporation, Boeing Commercial Airplanes,
Connexion by Boeing, and Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. Supporting
these units is the Boeing Shared Services Group, which contributes
common services and efficient infrastructure services that enable
the company's business units to concentrate on profitable growth.
In addition, Phantom Works provides advanced
research and development, including advanced concepts for air
traffic management. Phantom Works partners with the company's
business units to identify technology needs and address them
with innovative and affordable solutions.
Boeing also manufactures C-17, F-15, FA-18 jets for the military and AH-64D attack helicopters.
The company was founded in 1916 in Puget
Sound, WA. The company moved its headquarters location from Washington
state to Chicago in 2001.
Boeing had revenues of $68.3 billion in 2009, up 12%, and net income of $1.3 billion.
|Employment at Boeing by Group
||Dec. 23, 2010
|Defense, Space and Security
|Engineering, Operations & Technology
|Shared Services Group
|Employment By Location
||Dec. 23, 2010
Numbers include subsidiaries and contingent labor
Boeing offers health, dental, and life
insurance as well as prescription drug coverage. Most employees
celebrate 12 holidays per year. Employees earn 8 hours of sick
leave each month, up to 80 hours per year. At the end of each
year, 50% of unused sick leave can be saved for future use.
Nonunion and nonexecutive employees are
eligible for up to 20 days of bonus pay each year if the company
meets or exceeds profit targets. Boeing also offers special awards
of stock and cash payments to exceptional employees.
Boeing offers a pension plan that vests
after 5 years of employment. A voluntary investment plan allows
workers to contribute up to 8% of pay each year. Boeing matches
75% of the employee investment and this amount vests immediately.
Boeing provides on-the-job training as
well as company health and fitness centers located at 25 sites
around the country. Most of these health centers are open 24
hours per day, 7 days per week.
Updated January 17, 2011