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Boeing Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a Boeing job interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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How would you handle a situation here at Boeing in which you were presented with new material or a new task that you didn't understand?

How to Answer

Most employers encourage and even expect learning on the job, and Boeing is no exception. This question provides you an opportunity to demonstrate how open you are to learning, developing, and even being coached by others. Professional development and growing leaders are both highly valued aspects, so your interviewer will need to see that potential and desire in you. Use this question to display to the interviewers how you identify where your gaps of understanding are as well as the initiative you take to seek solutions or support. As you answer, be sure to reiterate that you use your solid communication skills in seeking understanding.

Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

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55 Boeing Interview Questions

  • Adaptability

    1. How would you handle a situation here at Boeing in which you were presented with new material or a new task that you didn't understand?

      How to Answer

      Most employers encourage and even expect learning on the job, and Boeing is no exception. This question provides you an opportunity to demonstrate how open you are to learning, developing, and even being coached by others. Professional development and growing leaders are both highly valued aspects, so your interviewer will need to see that potential and desire in you. Use this question to display to the interviewers how you identify where your gaps of understanding are as well as the initiative you take to seek solutions or support. As you answer, be sure to reiterate that you use your solid communication skills in seeking understanding.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Entry Level Example

      "The first thing I would do if presented with new material I didn't understand would be to research the material on my own. I would spend enough time to make sure I understood the basic concepts involved. From there, I would ask my supervisor for clarification and guidance on how I could continue my education on the subject. This might include shadowing, practicing a new skill, or working with a new system.

      I really enjoy learning new things and exploring new opportunities. Boeing has a strong track record of innovation and allowing employees to learn on the job. These are some of the main reasons I am excited about the possibility of joining your organization."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      General Example

      "I welcome the unfamiliar at work because it means that I have an opportunity to learn and grow as a professional. When I first receive something like this, I often start by asking clarifying questions about the material or project to better gauge my level of understanding. After that, I might simply research on my own depending on the circumstances and my level of non-understanding. However, if it is particularly complex, or if my understanding is minimal, then I would seek guidance from a supervisor or colleague. I have so much to learn from others at work, and I always appreciate the opportunity to develop in that way as a professional when I'm able. I would look forward to bringing this same attitude to work at Boeing."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Experienced Example

      "I have worked with defense systems for a long time. Threats constantly change and I am always researching new concepts as they are developed. I would do the same at Boeing.

      My typical approach begins with digging into whatever materials I can get my hands on. Data is often classified in this space, so I read whatever information is available to me at my clearance level. From there, I meet with my superiors to ask them for guidance. They typically have higher levels of clearance and access to helpful information. They can usually steer me in the direction I need to go. In the event further information is unavailable, I work with the experts in my field to prototype solutions and experiment to find the best way forward."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      Business Analyst Example

      "As an analyst, one of my primary roles is to understand information that is originally unclear. I am comfortable working in ambiguous environments and I use a variety of methods to review the information available and determine how to proceed.

      One of the main methods I lean on first is research. I review the available data, review similar situations and outcomes, and look for any patterns or trends that apply. I also interview subject matter experts, colleagues, clients, or users to help me gain context and clarification on the results of my research. For example, in the case of a task that is unclear, I might ask a mentor or supervisor to walk me through a time when they approached something similar.

      Finally, I shadow, observe, and practice if I am presented with a new area that requires me to gain operational experience. Depending on the situation, I would apply one or more of these techniques when presented with new material or a task that was unclear at Boeing."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      Project Manager Example

      "As a project manager, I typically lean on the relationships I form to assist me when I am presented with something that is new or unclear. I work with cross-functional teams of subject matter experts and senior stakeholders. They represent a vast pool of knowledge and expertise to lean on. My approach usually involves asking around to see if anyone has tackled something similar, and then breaking the assignment down into actionable tasks from there.

      I would apply a similar process at Boeing. I would ask my team to see if they could help me to clarify the situation, and then I would seek guidance from any available subject matter experts as needed until I could develop a reasonable plan."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      Software Engineer Example

      "My assignments as a software engineer frequently have elements that are unknown. For example, the business requirements for a solution may be clear, but the design may be unknown. Likewise, I may know how the system I am an engineer for will function, but I may not know how a downstream integration point will be affected if I make a change.

      My go-to approach in situations that are unclear or new is to ask around and to experiment. I discuss complex scenarios with technical leads, other engineers at my company, or with development communities online. Chances are that someone has faced something similar. I also build small units of code or prototypes to test assumptions and experiment before proceeding with full blown implementations if the end result is unclear. I feel confident I would be able to handle new or unclear situations here at Boeing using a similar approach."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      Community Answer

      "In my last role, I was presented with an excel file which was difficult to understand. I went to see the person who created the file and asked for clarity on what was required from me. This worked."

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      Lauren McCabe

      Our Professional Interview Coach
      Lauren McCabe Reviewed the Above Answer

      This is a solid answer. You are demonstrating resourcefulness and eagerness to learn. Awesome job. I made very minor grammatical edits.

      "In my last role, I was presented with an Excel file that was difficult to understand. I sought out the person who created the file, and asked for clarification."

  • Adaptability

    2. Describe a time when you had to quickly adapt to a change at work. How will you be adaptable to change here at Boeing?

      How to Answer

      Just as a friendly reminder, when you're answering these questions, always give a specific example that explains the situation, your actions, and the results. Boeing is notoriously picky about which candidates they hire, and you can stay ahead of the competition if you prepare your answers carefully.

      With this question, it is important that you understand that Boeing is continuously adapting and innovating in everything that they do. Because of this fact, all staff at Boeing need to be flexible and adaptable in their work at all times. To address this question, you can use a simple everyday example from your prior work. This can include things like adjusting to the ebb and flow of a hectic customer service environment when the company demands change throughout each season. Any way you answer, make sure to reiterate that you are flexible and adaptable! The interviewer wants to hear about how you handled the stress of a promotion or additional responsibilities being added to your job description. These types of examples will demonstrate that you can efficiently adjust to a changing work environment. In the end, make sure your interviewer sees that you're so calm and collected that nothing phases you!

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Entry Level Example

      "Other than my internship, this will be my first official professional role if I am selected for the position. However, I am comfortable adapting to change as needed. For example, my family moved unexpectedly during my senior year in high school. It turned out that I was behind in several subjects at the new school, and I felt lost while in class when I first arrived.

      It was a bit of a shock, but I jumped right in and did the work necessary to catch up to the other students. It required a lot of reading and dedication, but I was able to maintain my grades and enroll in the college I wanted to attend. I feel I would be able to do the same here at Boeing. I will jump in and do the work necessary to be successful in whatever I am asked to take on even if it requires extra effort."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      General Example

      "Last year our company was sold to a competitor, and a lot of our management team changed hands. It was a great deal of change to handle in a short time, especially being unsure of who to report to ahead of others. I am resilient, though, and have made the big changes work by keeping my head down and delivering great work, no matter who it goes to in the end. In this particular situation, communication was key and I never hesitate to overcommunicate to colleagues and leadership."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Experienced Example

      "As a senior aviation engineer, I have learned to be continually open to change. There are new innovations in this field constantly, and it is important to make sure my skills are up-to-date. For example, one of the junior engineers I worked with asked me about a new technology I was not familiar with. He had recently graduated with his Ph.D. in physics from a top university and had interned with another company. They were using a new technique that allowed for advanced systems cooling. I asked him to walk me through what he knew about it and then I researched on my own.

      We were able to collaborate and quickly develop a proposal for how we could integrate the new technology into our current control systems. I feel I would be able to demonstrate the same level of open-mindedness and adaptability to change here at Boeing."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      Business Analyst Example

      "In my current role as a business systems analyst, I am the lead analyst for a product with stakeholders across several verticals. We have a steering committee and the projects I am assigned to are ultimately owned by a senior-level sponsor from our operations group. I invested a lot of time and energy in creating cohesion amongst my stakeholders and understanding the vision and goals of our sponsor. However, the sponsor was promoted and moved to another division within the company.

      A new sponsor was assigned and his vision for the products we were working on was quite different than the original sponsor's. Our steering committee meetings were chaotic and several members were frustrated and fearful our plans for development of the features they previously agreed to would change. I took action and scheduled a meeting with the new sponsor to walk him through the current plans and discuss the value the stakeholders were expecting. He brought me up to speed on the business goal changes he wanted to implement.

      I took back what I had learned in the meeting and did the analysis to understand the impact of his visionary level changes. I was able to demonstrate that several of the changes he requested would allow us to generate more value than the previous plan. I then worked with my program manager to estimate a new budget and timeline.

      We presented the revised plan to the steering committee. They were able to see that the proposed changes added value and that the essence of their original needs was maintained in the revised plan. I feel my quick response and resulting analysis helped the committee avoid unnecessary conflict by focusing on the business value of the changes.

      I would respond to change here at Boeing similarly. I would assess changes analytically and do the work to inform intelligent and data-driven strategies for adaptation."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      Project Manager Example

      "Last year I was informed that a major project my team was working on was cancelled. Our company had recently been purchased and the senior-level managers decided the project we were assigned to represented an unnecessary redundancy.

      My team and my stakeholders were shocked as they felt the alternative system they were being told to now use would not fulfill their needs. I worked with the analysts on my team to quickly identify the most relevant gaps so that we could present them for consideration. Ultimately, the senior managers understood that the gaps were significant and we worked out a plan to ensure that the needs of my stakeholders were met by revising the original project scope to include important systems integration features.

      I feel the quick action that my team and I took helped to clarify the needs of our stakeholders and ensure that they had the features necessary to properly support their operations. I remained calm and focused on gathering the information needed to make the best decision possible. I feel confident I would respond to change similarly at Boeing."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      Software Engineer Example

      "I am comfortable with change as a software engineer. Technology changes quickly and plans constantly evolve in an agile development environment.

      In my current role as a software engineer, I was assigned to work with an analyst to set up a quick web solution for one of our customers. I originally architected the solution using XML and one of our lead engineers encouraged me to use JSON instead. At first, I was unclear about the benefits of JSON and why it would be a better fit in this particular case. I did some research and was able to see he was right, and that it would be a much cleaner approach given the requirements. I updated my design plans, and the solution turned out great in the end."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      Community Answer

      "At a previous company, redundancies were prominent. I had to adapt to the change of atmosphere and ensure my tasks were completed with the same drive on positivity."

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      Lauren McCabe

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      Lauren McCabe Reviewed the Above Answer

      If I were the interviewer, I may need more clarification to fully understand your response.

      "(This is an example that can be revised) I once worked in an extremely fast-paced environment where I was working on multiple projects at once. At any given time, I had to change my prioritization to accommodate new and changing conditions. I can assess situations quickly in order to provide the best service."

  • Behavioral

    3. How would you handle a coworker here at Boeing who was not doing their job?

      How to Answer

      Working with a colleague that isn't pulling their weight on a team is a situation that can happen in any work environment, including at Boeing. And while you may be able to learn a new task and be up and running quickly, not everyone is the same way. Explain to the interviewer that you understand how everyone is different in how they work and that communication can help bring clarity as to why a person isn't doing their job to the best of their abilities. Give an example where you helped talk through a colleague not performing on the job by addressing the situation by asking questions and being honest.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Entry Level Example

      "The first thing I would do in the event a coworker was not doing their job would be to ensure that my observation is correct. I am in the early stages of my career, and I realize that my understanding of the responsibilities of my coworker may be limited.

      Next, I would ask a mentor, or trusted coworker how situations like these are typically handled at Boeing. I know different companies handle performance issues in various ways and I would want to make sure my approach was in line with the culture of Boeing. I would then determine my next steps based on what is best for my team, my coworker, and the company."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      General Example

      "My coworker was a great salesman, but admittedly terrible at the administrative side. He made so many mistakes and didn't seem to care. It bothered me because I take such pride in the quality of my work. I decided to talk with him and found out that he wasn't very clear on expectations or how to do some of the basic aspects of the paperwork for each sale. He ended up going to some additional training to get on the same page as the rest of the team. In the end, even though I was nervous about having the initial conversation with him, I was very glad that I did approach him and he was thankful as well."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Experienced Example

      "In my experience, it is always best to have a candid conversation with a coworker who is not fulfilling the requirements of the role. I feel it is important to extend a coworker the same courtesy I would appreciate if the situation were reversed. I typically keep these conversations short and focus on the business impact of the issue. I find that just bringing the problem to light often results in the necessary improvements.

      As a manager, I also have a duty to take specific action if the resource falls within my area of responsibility. In cases like that, I start with a conversation about the issues in a one-on-one, and then I allow time for improvement. If the issues persist, I move forward with formal performance reports and action plans as needed."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      Business Analyst Example

      "I have experienced issues like these before with coworkers. I prefer to talk with the individual directly first. This is especially important if we are partnering on an analysis deliverable. I approach these conversations with empathy and kindness and try to work toward some kind of agreement for change. I would be open to offering support to my coworker if they need help or mentoring.

      In the event the issues continue, I would speak with the project manager assigned to the initiative we are working on, or the resource manager my coworker reports to."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      Project Manager Example

      "As a project manager, the members of my teams do not report directly to me, but I am directly accountable to our stakeholders for the success of their work. Therefore, it is important for me to quickly address performance issues that occur within the teams I work with. I like to start with a casual conversation to make the issue known and determine if there is anything I can do to offer support. I often find that coworkers are unaware of the issue, or going through a difficult personal situation. Sometimes the initial conversation is all that is needed.

      In the event more action is required, I work with the coworker to set clear expectations for improvement. I also adjust their assignments or pair them with a mentor as needed. We work out a reasonable time for change, and follow-up accordingly. I let them know my next step would be to speak with their manager, and I have rarely had to take that step."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      Software Engineer Example

      "My work as a software engineer is usually one piece of a solution developed by several engineers at the same time. It is important that we all deliver code that meets a certain standard because our solutions are tightly integrated. Even small errors in quality or design can cause major problems.

      I usually speak directly with my technical lead or scrum master when I experience an issue with a coworker. I lean on their expertise and leadership skills to help me figure out the best way forward. I am always willing to work with a coworker to help them improve if the performance issue is due to a skill or knowledge gap."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

      Community Answer

      "When a coworker is not doing their job, I try to put myself in their shoes, and I try to see what would I want to get motivated. Then I try to motivate them that way. We all have different ways of thinking and seeing situations. So one person's situation may be different than the other's.



      I would try to talk to them see if I can get a feel of why they are not doing what they are doing and then would try to mold the motivation or the help that way. Maybe they just don't understand what they are doing, or maybe they have family issues."

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      Rachelle Enns

      Our Professional Interview Coach
      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      These are all excellent strategies. I have reworded slightly for the sake of brevity. Also important to note is the overuse of the word 'try' which you may want to watch during your real life interviews.

      "When a coworker is not doing their job I will put myself in their shoes to see what could motivate them. Then, I use that as my approach. We all see situations differently, so it's important to get to know that person's viewpoint. I would talk to this person and get a feel of why they are not doing their work. Maybe they don't understand the task, or they are struggling with family issues."

  • Behavioral

    4. When have you shown great integrity at work?

      How to Answer

      As an organization, Boeing strives to hold itself to the highest ethical standards in the way they handle their business and the way they treat others. Your interviewer is looking to hire an individual that shows this same integrity in their work. If asked this question during your interview, your interviewer ideally wants to hear you talk about a time where you feel you have shown your highest levels of integrity on the job. Prior to your interview, think of a time when you displayed integrity through honesty and high moral standards and, as you answer, paint a picture for your interviewer that shows why this approach was important.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Entry Level Example

      "I worked in a warehouse in college and one of my main responsibilities was to take inventory each month. One of my coworkers was assigned to my area to double-check my counts. There were two of us assigned to ensure we landed on the same number each time. We were supposed to check independently and then discuss discrepancies.

      He showed up to our meeting to review our numbers with large portions of the inventory unaccounted for. He looked at my count and added it to his report. I let him know I was uncomfortable with that approach as it violated the integrity of the accounting process. He let me know he was struggling to keep up and was afraid he might get fired if he asked for more time for his inventory work. I had been doing it for a while and had a good workflow, so I offered to walk him through my process. I also met with our manager to let her know what was going on and inform her of our plan to improve and ensure the numbers were correct.

      My coworker's speed improved greatly with a few minor adjustments to his process and we were able to ensure a proper count each month going forward. My manager thanked me for being direct with her about the problem and taking a proactive approach to help a teammate."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

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  • Behavioral

    5. Tell me about the most challenging aspect of your previous job. How did you overcome it?

      How to Answer

      Sometimes the most significant workplace challenge is a difficult task that puts you outside of your comfort zone. As Boeing is in the continued pursuit of excellence in all that they do, your interviewer is posing this question to see that you can handle the most challenging of situations with grit, determination, and a positive attitude. Prior to your interview, try to think of a great example to talk about that proves your ability to use these traits in overcoming a challenge on the job. It could be something that requires skills you haven't mastered yet or qualities where you are not the strongest. Explain to the interviewer why it was difficult but be sure to spend more time highlighting the actions you took to overcome the challenge.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Entry Level Example

      "My last role was my internship here at Boeing. The most challenging aspect of the role was accepting that I would have to leave at the end of my internship. I absolutely loved the innovative culture and the amazing people who gave their time to teach me. I worked on real projects and I felt like I was able to add value while learning about Boeing's business and customers.

      It was hard at the end of my 12 months not to know if I would be back after completing my senior year of college. Instead of focusing on the unknown, I did my very best on every assignment I was given and worked to build a good reputation. I also networked to get to know as many people in as many departments as possible before I left and I kept in touch throughout the year. One of my contacts recommended me for this role, and I am incredibly excited to be considered for the opportunity with the Digital Services and Analytics team here at Boeing."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

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  • Behavioral

    6. How would you communicate with someone who has a different cultural background than you?

      How to Answer

      Show that you are a team player by demonstrating how you have gone above and beyond to support other team members who are different from you. Being perceptive and sensitive to others is critical, especially with an employer like Boeing which has taken great strides in becoming a diverse and inclusive organization. Explain that you are accustomed to working in diverse environments and that you can quickly adapt to any different situation in which you are placed.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Entry Level Example

      "I worked in project teams with people of various backgrounds in my classes at college. I found it to be fun and interesting to learn from them about their cultures and family like at home. I even invited several friends from various countries to holidays at my home when they weren't able to travel to be with their own families.

      There were times when we ran into translation issues. I found it helpful to use technology as a translation tool in the event we couldn't figure it out on our own. Boeing's international reach is one of the reasons I am so excited to be interviewing for this opportunity. I genuinely look forward to extending my knowledge of other cultures in the event I am hired for the position."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

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  • Behavioral

    7. Tell us about a time when you faced an unexpected challenge at work. How did you handle it?

      How to Answer

      This situation-based question is commonly asked during interviews with companies like Boeing. Unexpected circumstances can arise at any time and be minor or major, so the interviewer needs to understand how well you remain cool, collected, and solution-oriented. Remember, your answer to this question should focus primarily on your response to the challenge and less on the challenge itself. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your adaptability in the face of adversity and your ability to stay focused when things go unexpectedly on the job.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Entry Level Example

      "I worked for a property management company prior to graduation. I mostly answered phone calls and had administrative duties. Our staff accountant got sick unexpectedly and was out for three weeks. The accounting was behind and the controller for the company stepped in. She asked if I would be willing to step up and work with her to get things back on track. I had to learn the accounting system, make ledger entries, and work with her to analyze discrepancies. I was dealing with a lot of money and a system I didn't know, but I jumped in and helped in every way that I could.

      I really enjoyed stepping in to help, and the work I did was valued by the owner of the company. My coworker also thanked me for helping out while she was away. I assisted with month end regularly after that and we were able to speed the process up by a day or two each time."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

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  • Behavioral

    8. How would you deal with a difficult client at Boeing?

      How to Answer

      You want to show the interviewer that you work well with every person, even though you recognize there are some folks out there who are quite difficult to please. Share an example that gives some context about the situation and what you did to make the client happy. Remember, there's no need to be negative or share any negative interactions you had with the client. Focus on how you responded graciously and courteously to client complaints. Last, try to remember that Boeing values the trust and preference of their stakeholders and they do this through a competent and respectful approach with everyone.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Entry Level Example

      "I worked in retail for years in high school and college. I have a lot of experience dealing with difficult customers. I would leverage those same skills here at Boeing. I would first use reflective listening techniques, and I would seek to understand the nature of their issue or frustration. In the event I could resolve the problem myself, I would do whatever was necessary and appropriate to resolve the problem. If their issue fell outside of my domain or experience level, I would seek guidance from a mentor or superior on how best to proceed.

      I think the most important thing is to let clients know they are appreciated and that you care about their needs. I would try to stay involved in some way until a resolution was resolved, and would check in going forward as appropriate for my role."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

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  • Behavioral

    9. How would you be able to manage the stress that comes with this role at Boeing?

      How to Answer

      Boeing operates with excellence, accountability, quality, integrity, and safety in all that they do on the job and this environment can cause healthy stress on the job. With your interviewer looking to hear that you can manage stress on the job in an organized and healthy way, make sure to keep your answer simple! You don't have to explain your vegan diet and your weekly yoga schedule. The interviewer is more interested in hearing that you have managed yourself and supported others through stressful situations and that you have learned to be proactive so that the stress doesn't get to you.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Entry Level Example

      "I think that my best strategy is to mentally accept that any entry level job I take on holds the possibility for stress. There will be a lot for me to learn and juggle initially. I find that when I anticipate stress, I am better able to cope with it. I believe that a healthy level of stress at work will help me grow professionally and establish behaviors that will serve me in the future."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

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  • Behavioral

    10. Tell me about a time when someone gave you difficult feedback on your work. How did you handle it?

      How to Answer

      It can be hard to know how to respond when a leader or colleague tells you about ways you need to improve in your work, especially when you are working so hard already! Don't let this question catch you off guard during your interview! You want the interviewer to know that you take feedback constructively and that you don't take this sort of thing personally. As you think about a time when you handled negative feedback on the job, try to pick a situation where you can discuss how you accepted the input and demonstrate what you did to implement the information to improve.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Entry Level Example

      "I received difficult feedback during my internship. It was my first corporate job, and I assumed that I needed to arrive each day at 9am. After a couple of weeks, my supervisor called me into his office and asked me why I was consistently late. I was confused because I felt like I had arrived at the correct time each day. He informed me that the team I was working with typically arrived no later than 8am. He explained that they held a touch base first thing each morning, and that it would add a lot of value for me to observe their daily planning process.

      I immediately adjusted my arrival time, and I learned that I need to ask questions about the working style and norms of any team right away when I begin working with them."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

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  • Behavioral

    11. What are your strengths that you would bring to the team at Boeing?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to hear how you will use your strengths to make a positive impact in this role! Think of the traits that have helped you succeed in the past. You can draw from your experiences in school or activities if you lack work experience. Having great people skills, being positive and a good listener are all strengths, but you want to dig a bit deeper and discuss a more memorable advantage. Next, talk about how these strengths will help you in the workplace at Boeing! Prior to your interview, be sure to review the operational and actionable values in the workplace at Boeing and try to talk about how your strengths can match those values.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Entry Level Example

      "As an entry level candidate, I think my biggest strength is my desire to learn and add value to a team. I invested a lot of effort in obtaining my degree, and I am excited to build upon what I have learned in a professional setting. I have a lot of energy to offer and I am willing to work hard to have a positive impact here at Boeing."

      Written by Karrie Day on November 14th, 2022

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  • Behavioral

    12. Tell us about a time you successfully navigated conflict in the workplace.

      How to Answer

      Boeing places a heavy emphasis on teamwork and building leaders, so they will likely ask you a series of situational and behavioral questions where you will have a chance to display your initiative, collaboration, and leadership. Demonstrating your ability to analyze a situation and react appropriately, efficiently, and even empathetically will help set you above the rest. With this question, your interviewer is wanting to hear about your ability to handle conflict in the work place in a healthy manner. Think of a time you've encountered conflict at work, including the situation, and explain the steps you took to resolve it. Use an example that demonstrates your leadership and compassion when a conflict arises without disclosing identifiable information of others.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Entry Level Example

      "I experienced conflict with a colleague during my recent internship. My manager assigned me a mentor and asked that I shadow them and work with them directly to get my assignments. The person they assigned me to regularly cancelled our meetings, and generally seemed disinterested in working together. I was excited about he opportunity to be working with someone with more experience and it was disappointing to be paired with someone who was unwilling to give their time.

      I set up a meeting with my mentor and asked if there was anything I could do to make it easier on him to teach me. I let him know I was invested in learning as much as I could, and I was willing to jump in and help with any of his assignments he felt I could handle. I reminded him of the expectations that our manager had set for our time together and asked him if he interpreted the goals differently than I had.

      It turned out that he was going through a difficult personal situation and was struggling with the idea of teaching while trying to make it through his work day. He thanked me for discussing the issue directly with him as opposed to escalating to our manager. He then gave me access to his calendar and told me I could join any meetings I thought would add value to my experience. He told me to listen for tasks I felt like I could handle when he was taking on action items, and to ask to take on anything I was interested in.

      From that point on, we quickly established a great relationship. I was able to reduce his workload during the difficult time he was going through, and he was able to answer questions and provide guidance. I am glad I spoke with him directly and that we found a way forward."

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    13. What makes you qualified for this role at Boeing?

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      Boeing is a dream employer for many people, no matter what line of work that they are in. Many who apply to Boeing, never even get to the interview stage. Now that you've received the call for a formal interview, it's your job to win the interviewers over by explaining what makes you the best candidate for their open position. If you've received the opportunity to interview, they know you're qualified on paper. Now, they want you to give examples and share qualities that make you stand out above the rest of the competition for the job. Boeing is looking for leaders across every department. Even if you're not interviewing for a management role, your initiative and communication skills will help you be an active leader in your field. As well, your ability to interact with customers, clients, and coworkers will also make you an asset. Review the job description for the position you are interviewing for and reflect on some specific examples that show you are the most qualified for this role.

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      "I am qualified for this role because I recently completed my degree and I meet the knowledge requirements. I have been fascinated by aerospace and defense technology since I was a child and I am passionate about establishing myself professionally in this industry. Additionally, I am personally aligned with Boeing's commitment to sustainability and community. I am excited about the opportunity to work for a company that hires top talent and makes a significant impact to the world."

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    14. What do you know about Boeing?

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      Boeing is an industry giant in commercial flight, defense, and space and they are a very competitive company that only hires those who take their job seriously. One way you can show you're serious about working there is through doing your research before the interview. Boeing is America's most significant manufacturing exporter. Take some time to learn more about their mission, values, and their culture. You can find out what employees are saying about them by searching the Boeing Co. website, glassdoor.com, and searching for articles online. These efforts matter to Boeing, so be sure to explain that they matter to you, too!

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      "I have always known since I was little that I wanted a career in aerospace technology development. I am fascinated by the idea of continuing to explore the universe and Boeing is a company that is working to make that happen.

      I did a lot of research on the company prior to this interview. I started by reviewing the history of how Boeing began. I find the story of William Boeing fascinating. He was a true pioneer and showed a commitment to diversity and innovation over 100 years ago. I am inspired by the story of how Boeing became the brand it is today.

      Beyond the history, I have researched the products Boeing makes, Boeing's customers, and the programs Boeing has developed to give back to the communities they serve. I am truly impressed, and I am excited about the possibility to work for a company that has such a rich history and impact on today's world."

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    15. What does success mean to you in your career?

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      Everyone has their own interpretation of success in their career and your interviewer is looking to hear how you would gauge your own personal success if hired at Boeing. For some, success is reflected in their earnings and the type of lifestyle they can create for themselves. For others, success is merely the reward of a job well done. Explain what you are doing to be successful in your professional life to give your interviewer some sense that you are motivated to succeed at Boeing. You can talk about the hours you have put in to get to this point in your career. Share how your definition of success keeps you motivated.

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      "For me, success is all about learning as much as I can while adding value to the individuals and teams I work with. I am early in my career and I want to grow as much as possible while demonstrating excellence in the areas I do have experience in. I enjoy making a contribution, even if it is a small piece of the overall picture. I feel there are endless opportunities for me to learn and contribute simultaneously here at Boeing, and I hope to be selected for the open position within your team."

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    16. At Boeing, we have a steadfast commitment to our company's equity, diversity and inclusion plan. What does our commitment to D&I mean to you?

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      Before attending your interview, be sure to take the time to research their equity, diversity, and inclusion plan on Boeing's website. As you do this, you'll quickly find that respecting one another and advancing a global, diverse team is one of Boeing's core values. In asking this question, your interviewer ideally wants to hear what a focus on diversity & inclusion in the workplace means to you, so be sure to talk about the positive experiences you have had working in a diverse environment. To give your interviewer the sense that you will embrace and thrive in the environment at Boeing, don't hesitate to talk about your own commitment to valuing diversity in the workplace.

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      "Generally speaking, I think a company as large as Boeing truly benefits from blending ideas from all cultures and backgrounds. I am impressed with Boeing's ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. I am excited to explore and join several of the business resource groups if selected for the position. I attended BRG events at the company I had my internship with. I learned a lot, and met amazing people who offered insight and encouragement."

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    17. Tell me about a time when you reached a goal within a tight deadline. What did you learn from this situation that you can bring to our team at Boeing?

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      Imagine yourself racing to complete a project or task at Boeing with only six hours left to reach the finish line. Whether you have experienced this type of pressure in school or the workplace, you understand the intensity. Boeing wants to hear that you are determined and motivated to get these projects done. They also want to hear how you navigated the obstacles along the way. Prior to your interview, be sure to think about the steps you took to make a short notice project happen in your past, and be sure to share the results as you answer this question!

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      "I currently work for a medium-sized company as an assistant in their finance department. I had never worked in finance previously during budget planning, and I worked on the team that helped each department finalize their budget for the next year. Our CFO wanted everything buttoned up by the end of November, and we were very close to the deadline.

      Several groups submitted budgets with requests that were unclear and missing information necessary to prove they were justified. I was asked to work with the financial analysts on my team to compile a collective list of issues and then schedule the meetings to discuss them with the department heads. I had a week to ensure that all of the analysts submitted their lists and schedule the meetings. Several of them waited to submit their piece until the last minute, but I stayed late and completed my part on time.

      I learned several things from my time on that initiative that applies to the open financial analyst position at Boeing. First, I learned to anticipate that budgetary requests will lack proper analysis, and I can add value by proactively working with any departments I partner with to ensure they understand the standard required for budgetary approval. Secondly, I learned that frequent communication about the next steps and downstream expectations for any set of deliverables helps all of the members of a team coordinate properly and support each other in meeting tight deadlines."

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    18. How would you describe your work ethic that you would bring to the Boeing team?

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      Before answering this question, let's explore the concept of work ethic. Someone who works hard and applies their values of discipline and creates the best quality while working towards a higher goal is a person with a solid work ethic. Taking it to the next level, you can think about some of the moral principles that drive you. Integrity shows up in the quality of work you offer, your honesty, and your reliability. These are also core values that Boeing holds near and dear to their heart. As well, teamwork is an ability and a mindset that helps you motivate others and work collaboratively with your colleagues. Your ability to take responsibility and follow through with commitments is another way you can demonstrate your work ethic. Consider using some of these concepts when you discuss this topic with your interviewer at Boeing in your interview.

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      "I have limited professional experience, but I have ultimately gone above and beyond the duties of every role I have had. For example, I worked as a virtual assistant while I was in college. My manager knew that I was working toward my degree in data analytics and asked if I wanted to take on some data analysis assignments for her company in addition to my work as her assistant. She said my previous work was excellent and she wanted to offer me as many opportunities as I could handle. I jumped right into everything she sent me, and I enjoyed the opportunity to extend my role. I know I would approach the role of associate analyst here at Boeing the same way."

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    19. What are some ways you have worked to improve yourself over the past year?

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      When an interviewer asks about self-improvement, it shows they seek to hire someone who takes the initiative and wants to grow. Because Boeing is always striving to be innovative and groundbreaking in all that they do, they expect their staff to be continually improving and learning to keep their innovative atmosphere progressing forward. Think about a goal you are actively working towards and explain what you are doing to help you reach that goal. If your goal is ongoing, like being a good leader, tell how your actions will help you in the short and long term. As you answer, be sure to stay relevant to the field in which you are applying. Focus less on any weakness you want to improve, and more so on the steps or actions, you are taking to improve.

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      "My college sponsored a group of 50 students in gaining blue belt certification in innovation engineering with Eureka Ranch. I was selected to participate and received my certification late last year. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I feel like it improved my critical thinking and problem solving skills. I look forward to using what I learned here at Boeing if offered the open position."

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    20. How often do you think of innovations that will improve your work performance?

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      As a leader in the commercial aviation business, Boeing is always looking to make improvements and innovate in what they do. Improved work performance dramatically impacts how their machines are manufactured and their clients benefit from those improvements. If you don't have any ideas right off the bat, take some time to think about ways you have participated in changes that improved work performance or designs you have found useful in the past. Don't hesitate to talk about ways that you stay up to speed on changes in your field, whether that is through participation in various industry specific societies or any journals/publications you subscribe to. As well, talking about any ideas you've come up with by attending continuing education credits can also be great to discuss with this question.

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      "Given that I am early in my career, I am constantly innovating to improve my performance. I approach my work with humility and I observe others frequently to look for ways to apply their best practices to my own work. It is a continual refinement process that constantly improves my work."

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    21. Tell me about a time you worked as part of a team to solve a problem. What role did you play on the team in this situation?

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      Problem-solving with any team can be challenging! Because the global efforts at Boeing to be an innovative and creative leader in the aerospace and defense industries require the ultimate in teamwork, your interviewer wants to hear that you can work as part of a larger team to solve problems on the job. Give an example that shows you are a leader and that you are willing to ask for help when you need it. Humble leaders are hard to come by these days. Present the situation and explain what you and your team did to create optimal results. As well, be sure to talk a bit about the role that you took on as part of that team in solving the problem so your interviewer gets a sense of the type of team player you will be at Boeing.

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      "I worked as a quality assurance intern last summer. I was assigned to a cross functional development team. They were running behind on their project and added extra developers to assist. That meant that there was more to test each week, and the QA analyst who I worked with was already swamped. She had to abandon automation of tests in favor of manually testing as many functions as possible. I have some development experience, and I had been interested in their automated testing tools since joining the team.

      I knew that I could help speed things along if I could automate some of the more basic functions of the new features as they were developed. I stayed late one night and gave it a shot. I created several testing scripts to learn the automation tool. I showed them to my colleagues, and they were impressed with my initiative. I ran point on automation for the rest of the summer, and I appreciated the opportunity to add value to the team and the system."

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    22. If hired at Boeing, how will you earn the trust of your new coworkers?

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      Boeing prides itself on the mutual respect the teams within their walls show to each other and the integrity with which they operate. In asking this question, your interviewer would like to know how you would win your new co-workers over if hired for this role. Workplace relationships are essential to nurture, develop and grow. Talk to the interviewer about how you plan to earn the trust of your new co-workers, should you be offered the position. Some things to think about ahead of your interview are your abilities to show respect, common courtesy, a great work ethic, and solid communication skills.

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      "As an entry level engineer, I feel I can earn the trust of my new coworkers by demonstrating my willingness to work hard alongside a passion for learning. I will utilize the time and energy my coworkers invest in teaching me to the best of my ability and I will honor my commitments. I imagine I will make mistakes at some point, but I will own them and work hard to improve as necessary."

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    23. What would you say is one initial weakness that you would have in this role with Boeing?

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      Even though the recruiters at Boeing are looking for excellence, they know that any candidate they interview isn't the perfect candidate. To successfully answer this question, you will need to be strategic! First, think of an area where you can improve that pertains to the job description for the role that you are interviewing for. For example, maybe you could do a better job of taking the initiative to solve problems before they become an issue. Even though it may feel vulnerable to share a weakness, your self-awareness is a strength! Your insight that you know you need to grow in this area shows the interviewer that you know you have room for improvement and that you have a desire to grow. Now, think about how you can explain what you're doing to improve and make sure to not be hard on yourself. Show that you are proactive in growing and learning from your weaknesses.

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      "I think that an initial weakness I would have as an entry-level employee here at Boeing is that I have never worked in a large corporate setting before. I am unfamiliar with the culture and norms, and I will need to ask a lot of questions along the way. While it may take me a while to get up to speed and figure out how things work, I am a fast learner and I am dedicated to being successful in any role that I take."

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    24. Boeing values applying Lean principles to all that we do. What familiarity do you have with Lean principles?

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      Prior to your interview, it is important that you understand the importance the organization places on Lean Manufacturing principles. It is one of their core values in how they operate in all areas and your interviewer will be hoping to hear that you have some knowledge of Lean principles when asking this question. From a 10,000 foot perspective, you should at least be comfortable talking about how Lean production focuses on eliminating waste at all levels of an organization and be able to talk about how this could apply to the job you are interviewing for at Boeing. If you have direct experience or training in Lean principles, be sure to talk about that and how you will be able to apply what you know with Boeing. If you don't have direct experience or training in Lean, try to do your homework ahead of your interview. As well, don't be afraid to point out your inexperience in Lean principles while showing you are excited to learn and thrive in using them.

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      "My knowledge of Lean principles is limited to the concepts we reviewed in several of my classes at Georgia Tech as well as research I have done on my own. For example, I know the five principles involve the identification of value, mapping the value stream, flow, pull, and perfection. However, I have not yet had the opportunity to see the concepts applied in a live manufacturing setting. I would love to work with the principles and understand them at a deeper level if offered the role of entry-level manufacturing engineer here at Boeing."

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    25. Rate your problem-solving skills that you would bring to the Boeing team from 1-10. How do you justify your rating?

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      No matter what job or department you are interviewing with, your interviewer wants to hire a creative and solid problem solver because their business thrives on handling the toughest of issues in the aviation, aerospace, and defense industries. When asked questions about your problem-solving abilities, you of course want to give yourself a healthy rating. However, it's crucial that you remain realistic as you answer. Try to avoid giving yourself a 10 because nobody is perfect and you do not want to come across as overly confident or someone who has no room for feedback and improvement. Alternately, avoid giving yourself too little credit. You do not want to paint the picture that you are a problem-solving dud! Try to remain in the 7.5-9.5 range while staying honest and accurate. Everyone has room to learn and improve! Be sure to justify your score as well.

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      "I would rate my problem-solving at a 6 out of 10. Compared to my peers, I feel I do a good job at solving problems in life and in a professional setting. However, I am early in my career and I realize I have not yet had exposure to many of the integrated and complex problems that arise in a more demanding role. I feel it would be unfair of me to rate my skills any higher until I have the opportunity to test them in a role such as the entry-level Quality Specialist position here at Boeing.

      I would like to add that I do love challenges, puzzles, and digging in to better understand complex concepts. I feel those traits will serve me well if I am offered the position."

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    26. Tell me about your experience working in this field. How can this experience apply to this role at Boeing?

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      Open-ended questions like this can feel a little overwhelming at first. Learning how to talk about yourself is a skill that will help you express yourself clearly and concisely. Boeing wants to ideally hear about your accomplishments, not just your qualifications for the job that you are interviewing for. Start by writing out a summary of your experience followed by a few pivotal moments where you made an impact. Highlight your expertise, skills, or any training you have received. You can also include any continuing education, from workshops to higher education, that you have pursued to further your career and prepare you for this role.

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      "This will be my first professional role after college graduation. However, I learned a lot during my six month internship at BAE Systems. I was a quality engineer intern and I focused on parts compliance assessments, and issue root cause analysis initiatives. I feel I can apply this experience directly to the engineering team here at Boeing. I understand that a major goal of the Apache program is to extend the current set of certifications, and I welcome the opportunity to be a part of such an important initiative."

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    27. How would your most recent manager describe you?

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      Hopefully, your current leader is open in their communication with you, allowing you to understand what they enjoy and appreciate when it comes to your work ethic. If possible, draw your response from takeaways from your last performance review or a piece of feedback you have recently received from your leader. Avoid 'guessing' what your manager thinks of you. In this interview with Boeing, try to relate the feedback you've received to Boeing's core values of excellence, accountability, safety, quality, and integrity. If you can, solidify your reply by referring to the reliable employment references you can provide upon request.

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      "I believe my current manager would describe me as eager to help and eager to learn. I work hard to complete my work with a high level of quality, and I am always asking if there is more that I can do. I use any downtime I have to learn something new, or help out a fellow coworker. I look forward to approaching my work here at Boeing with the same eager spirit and commitment to quality."

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    28. How have you demonstrated leadership when you were not in a formal leadership role? How will this benefit the team here at Boeing?

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      Boeing prides itself on building leaders and promoting them to higher and higher positions within the company. They want to see initiative and potential in any candidate for greater leadership beyond the role that they are interviewing for. Given the sheer size of Boeing and the diversity within their walls, they are familiar with a number of leadership styles. So, don't feel confined to share an example of a specific type of leadership you think they want to see. Instead, focus on an example that is authentic to you. If you have time, you can take your response a step further by indicating how you hope to continue to develop and refine your leadership skills with the exceptional guidance you can expect at Boeing.

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      "Most of my classes for my major my senior year at college included a group project. The projects did not have formal roles, and there was not a leader assigned. We were collective responsible for our success as a team. However, it quickly became clear in each of the projects that leadership was needed. Sometimes the project required coordination, sometimes it needed conflict resolution. Other times, team members needed cheerleading and coaching. I found myself naturally stepping up to work in each of these roles. I enjoyed keeping my groups focused and working with them to develop a solid plan to complete the project. I enjoyed checking in with my teammates regularly and helping to resolve problems.

      I realize I am at an entry-level position in my career, but I would love the opportunity to continue to grow these skill sets here at Boeing. Initially, I feel I will be able to observe and learn from the excellent leaders here at Boeing. Long term, I will be able to refine my own approach and lead initiatives within my own teams."

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    29. Give me an example of a time when your communication style helped you to be a more effective leader on the job. How will your style of communication help you in this role with Boeing?

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      At Boeing, the organization looks for natural leaders to emerge all throughout their organizational chart and your interviewer wants to hire someone that can be a natural leader on their team. With this question, your interviewer wants to hear how your unique communication style helps you be a natural leader and they'll be expecting you to give a specific example of a time where your communication style helped in doing this. Whatever approach you take in communicating to others, your interviewer wants to hear that it is well received by your team of colleagues. As you answer, try to demonstrate your ability to build meaningful connections, listen to others, speak with transparency, and show respect for others.

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      "I think my biggest strength as a communicator is that I am an intent listener and I observe non-verbal communication well. One of my responsibilities as an intern was to keep the meeting minutes for a steering committee my team participated in. I was able to follow along and take great notes on behalf of the team. Additionally, I kept an eye on the participants during the discussion. I noticed that some comments my coworker made seemed to offend one of the senior leaders on the committee during a meeting. She crossed her arms, frowned and basically shut down for the rest of the meeting after the comment was made.

      I felt I would be a poor leader if I didn't offer my coworker feedback on the effect her comments had on the meeting. I let her know it might be worth us reaching out to the participant who may have been displeased with the comments. It turned out my instinct was right, and the senior leader appreciated us asking for feedback and attempting to smooth things over. She applauded my insight and encouraged me to keep working with my skills in this area.

      As an entry level employee, I think I can offer similar ethical and encouragement to my leadership here at Boeing. I can listen and observe intently during meetings and offer insight as appropriate."

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    30. At Boeing, how would you prioritize multiple projects when they all seem equally important?

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      Prioritizing is a skill that requires practice. There are many instances where you will be handling multiple tasks and projects at one time in this role. In turn, your interviewer will want to hear that you will bring the ability to prioritize and stay organized in your work, no matter how hectic things will get. As you answer this question, talk about your ability to prioritize work by giving an example of a time that you've had to do this in your past. As you discuss this, talk about the tools that you used to stay organized and on track with all that you were assigned at a given time. Having a tried and true system in place will impress your interviewer and show that you are ready to handle all that is thrown at you.

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      "My first step is to ensure that my understanding of the priority of my tasks is accurate. I like to check in with my manager or someone who is more senior in the role to discuss the scenario and see if they have guidance to offer. Those discussions sometimes lead to helpful adjustments or an offer for support that helps me get everything done.

      In the event all of the priorities are equal, I then lean on my time management skills to make sure my projects are successful. I like to plan out my week in advance and then revisit my plan daily. I allow time for unplanned tasks that pop up throughout the week, and I communicate any status changes as soon as they are known."

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    31. When you're leading or participating on a team, what steps do you take to get team members to contribute ideas?

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      Boeing is looking for individuals to join their team who are innovative co-creators in change. To adapt and thrive in the competitive aerospace and defense industries, a true team effort is required from all at the organization. With this question, your interviewer wants to be assured that they'd be hiring a team member that can help bring out the best in everyone that they work with. Prior to your interview, put some thought into how you get your colleagues to step up and give productive ideas. Give an example that demonstrates how you interact with your team and help others feel supported in sharing their opinions.

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      "I have worked on a number of team projects and it can be a challenge at times to generate enough ideas to make the right decision. My go to approach is to review the current set of ideas and consider whether they are a fit for the task at hand. If there is a gap, I remind my teammates of the goals we are working toward and the importance of thinking the situation through thoroughly. I then lead by example and generate another idea myself. I have found that to be an effective way to get things moving."

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    32. What steps would you take to make an important decision on the job here at Boeing?

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      As an employee at Boeing, your decisions on the job will impact others. It's important to express to the interview team that you recognize the weight of your responsibility, whether you are managing a team or leading by example in this role that you are interviewing for. Prior to your interview, write out the steps that you consider when making an important decision on the job. Prepare yourself by thinking of examples of when you were faced with a difficult decision and explain the thought process you used in walking through the decision.

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      "The first step I would take when making an important decision would be to make sure I understand the details of the situation. I would want to know who would be affected by my decision and the exact scope of the decision that is needed. From there, I would brainstorm a list of options and think through the potential outcomes. Given that I am relatively inexperienced professionally, I would also ask for guidance and support as appropriate before moving forward."

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    33. Safety is our top priority in the workplace at Boeing. How have you prioritized working under strict safety protocols during your career?

      How to Answer

      Boeing remains more committed than ever to strengthening its culture of safety through continuous improvement, learning, and innovation. No matter what department you would be joining at Boeing, their teams take a proactive and collaborative approach to promote safety within the workplace and your interview wants to ensure that they'd be hiring a safety-conscious colleague in you with this question. While your interviewer isn't looking for you to know all of the safety protocols at Boeing, they will be looking to hear that you are familiar with working under specific safety procedures and that safety is always a top priority for you. As you answer this question, be sure to be very specific when you talk about safety procedures you have followed in previous jobs, and also explain why following those procedures was important.

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      Entry Level Example

      "This role would be my first professional experience where safety protocols are a concern. I would ensure that I review the protocols upon arrival and discuss anything I am unclear about with a supervisor. I take my personal safety and the safety of others very seriously, and I would remain committed to diligently following the safety rules every day I work at Boeing."

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    34. Tell me about a time when you had to work with another team to accomplish a goal. What did you learn from that experience that you can bring to Boeing?

      How to Answer

      Boeing is a multinational corporation with over 140,000 employees. When you work for a company that large, there is no doubt that you will find yourself working with members of different departments or 'cross-functionally.' As a company, they are striving to 'innovate and operate to make the world better,' and that will require collaborating across teams and even time zones. So, when you think of your example, be sure to briefly share the circumstances of the example and more heavily emphasize what went into making cross-functional teamwork a success. As you research this role prior to your interview, try to look for clues into what departments you could be cross-functionally working with.

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      Entry Level Example

      "I work as an associate financial analyst in my current role. Our department partners with the various departments to review project budgets, make projections, assist with reporting, and develop annual budgets. I am assigned to work with the properties teams. I reach out regularly to their project managers to gather information that the senior analysts or managers on my team need to approve the budgets for projects like office buildouts, equipment upgrades, etc.

      The project managers are extremely busy, so I am mindful of their schedules when I request information. I make sure the timelines for responses are clear and I offer to help in any way that I can. Recently, I offered to sit in on a planning meeting and compile the budget-related information on their behalf. They appreciated my assistance and asked if I would be willing to help in that way on a regular basis. It reduced the time spent gathering and documenting budgetary information and I was able to provide helpful insight. I learned a lot about project planning by partnering with the properties team, and I look forward to partnering in similar ways with the teams here at Boeing if offered the financial analyst position."

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    35. How have you made a positive impact on your team in the past?

      How to Answer

      In looking to bring you on to their team, your interviewer wants to ensure that they are hiring a true difference maker that can make a positive impact on their team. To help ensure that you can help foster Boeing's innovative atmosphere, try to give an example that shows you can think outside of the box and creatively solve problems. Your strengths and skills can help make you an asset, so put some thought into this question ahead of your interview. No matter how you answer, ensure that you can convince your interviewer that you can make a positive impact in the role that you are interviewing for by painting a full picture of the situation you talk about.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on November 14th, 2022

      Entry Level Example

      "I interned here at Boeing prior to my graduation. When I arrived, my team was working hard to complete a critical project. There was limited time for me to ask questions or expect others to guide me because they all had top priority tasks to complete prior to the implementation. I listened intently in meetings did my best to take on any tasks I felt I could complete successfully with minimal guidance. I was able to keep task lists updated, take meeting minutes, and I even brought snacks for everyone in the afternoons.

      My teammates thanked me for jumping in the way I did. Taking on some of the smaller tasks freed them up to take breaks as needed and complete the more difficult assignments. Once things slowed down, they took the time to teach me and help me learn about working at Boeing. I thoroughly enjoyed my internship and I am excited to be interviewing for a full time opportunity."

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  • Boeing
    Behavioral Interview Questions

    36. Have you ever had a situation where being honest was difficult, but you were still upfront and honest?

    37. Boeing's commitment to sustainability starts with our people. When have you showed a commitment to sustainability in your work in the past?

    38. Talk about a time you faced an ethical dilemma on the job. How did you handle working through that situation?

    39. What would you consider the biggest win during your career, and what role did you play in that win?

    40. Talk about a time you worked as part of a larger team to solve a problem or accomplish a goal. What role did you play on the team in this situation?

    41. Tell me about a time you reached a goal within a tight deadline. What did you learn from this situation that you can bring to our team at Boeing?

    42. Talk about a time you successfully navigated conflict in the workplace. What skills did you use that you can bring to our team at Boeing?

    43. Tell me about a work environment in which you had to be fluid and adapt to changes on a regular basis. How did this situation prepare you to work for Boeing?

    44. Walk me through a work environment you've been a part of where interdepartmental communication and cohesion was necessary. How will this experience help you adjust to working for Boeing?

    45. Have you ever been in a position where you had to rely on your leadership skills for success, even though you didn't have a formal leadership title?

    Boeing
    Internship Interview Questions

    46. Talk about a time when you took charge of a situation but the outcome was disappointing. How did you bounce back?

    47. Boeing seeks interns who have portrayed leadership abilities in the past. How do you exude leadership in your current position?

    48. Walk us through your volunteer experience and one lesson you've learned while giving back to others. How will you apply this lesson to your time with Boeing?

    49. To be eligible for a Boeing internship, you must be enrolled in a related Bachelor's degree program or a consolidated Bachelor's/Master's degree program. Walk us through your educational path and how it relates to this internship opportunity.

    50. To be accepted into a Boeing internship, you must be available full-time for a minimum of ten to twelve weeks. How do you plan to accommodate this schedule?

    51. Where do you acquire your knowledge of leadership, and what is the most important leadership lesson you have learned to date?

    52. Reliable communication is essential to Boeing. Talk about a time when you improved communication between yourself and a peer in the workplace.

    53. What steps have you taken this year to encourage your professional development, and prepare yourself for a competitive internship with Boeing?

    54. Talk about a team project in which you've been involved. What unique value did you bring to the group?

    55. Describe the corporate vision of Boeing and how it aligns with your career vision and professional principles.