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Top 25 Boeing Interview Questions
Question 1 of 25
Tell me about a time you worked with a team to solve a problem.
"My coworkers and I worked together to resolve a client situation. They had an issue my presentation that revealed some issues with their production process. I shared the problem with my coworkers for support. They helped me back up my research with more facts and information to provide for my client. Together we were able to gather additional statistics and documents to assist my client."
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List of Boeing Interview Questions
  1. Tell me about a time you worked with a team to solve a problem.
  2. What do you know about our company?
  3. How do you manage stress?
  4. What makes you qualified for this role?
  5. Tell me about a time when someone gave you difficult feedback. How did you handle it?
  6. What are your strengths?
  7. What are some ways you have worked to improve yourself over the past month?
  8. How do you deal with conflict in the workplace?
  9. Describe a time when you had to quickly adapt to a change at work.
  10. What does success mean to you?
  11. Tell me about your experience working in this field.
  12. Tell me about a time when you reached a goal within a tight deadline.
  13. How have you made an impact on your team in the past?
  14. What are your weaknesses?
  15. Tell me about a time when you had to work with another team to accomplish a goal.
  16. When you’re leading or participating on a team, what steps do you take to get team members to contribute ideas?
  17. How would you communicate with someone who has a different cultural background?
  18. How often do you think of innovations that will improve your work performance?
  19. When have you faced an unexpected challenge at work in the past? How did you handle it?
  20. How would you describe your work ethic?
  21. How would you deal with a difficult client?
  22. How have you demonstrated leadership ability when you were not in a leadership role?
  23. What steps would you take to make an important decision on the job?
  24. How would you handle a situation where you were presented with new material or a new task but you didn't understand it?
  25. How do you deal with a coworker who is not doing their job?
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February 5th, 2017

Boeing Co. is the largest aerospace company in the world! They are the leading multi-national manufacturer of commercial jets, security, space, and defense systems. Their products and services support customers in over 150 countries and they are considered America's biggest manufacturing exporter. Boeing offers wrap-around support, providing everything from parts to information services as well as maintenance to their global customers.

Their interview process can be strenuous! If you are looking to start a job as soon as possible, you will need to be patient. Employees say that the hiring process can take over three months! If you make it through the phone interview, you might have to wait in the "under consideration" status for a little while. Whether you are interviewing for a position as a custodian or an engineer, you will be expected to answer situational questions that test your ability to give concrete examples with a clear explanation of your actions and the results.

Knowing how to talk about your experience goes a long way! You can prepare for the phone and on-site interviews by giving examples that demonstrate your expertise in your field. Boeing wants to hire leaders and influencers who want to make a greater impact in the company. Review your website and write down some of your accomplishments and ways that you made a difference in your past company, group projects or as a volunteer. Be authentic and share real stories to show off your experience!


More information: Boeing is headquartered in Chicago, IL. The company has been in operation since 1916 and has yearly revenues of 86.7 Billion with approximately 168,000 employees. Boeing is a publicly traded company, trading under the symbol BA. Follow Boeing on Twitter at @boeing. Read about the company culture, corporate mission, and discover any job openings at Boeing , by visiting their Career Page. If you need help finding more information about Boeing , visit their Website.
Boeing User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 25
Tell me about a time you worked with a team to solve a problem.
"My coworkers and I worked together to resolve a client situation. They had an issue my presentation that revealed some issues with their production process. I shared the problem with my coworkers for support. They helped me back up my research with more facts and information to provide for my client. Together we were able to gather additional statistics and documents to assist my client."
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User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes I do. I have been a team lead in my band for the last seven years, I applied for a team lead position at FedEx and even though I was beat out at that job position I still work in a manner that makes me seem as if I were a team lead there. I train new hires and direct other sort crew members in job positions so yes, the answer is yes, I do work well in teams.
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My past record is a good indicator that I do work well in a team environment. I try to be a good communicator to the others on my team. I have trained several (at least five) new hire Engineers in the past. I was awarded the Manned Flight Awareness Launch Honoree for working on a big project that required teamwork.
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Yes I do. I am an open minded and don't take critics personally. I always share my knowledge and ask for help when needed.
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Yes, most of earlier career involved me working as the engineer with a team of technicians to achieve the tasks required. In fact, I have always enjoyed working in a team environment as a team we can so much more than individual.
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Yes, i believe that every workplace is ate am environment.
Question 2 of 25
What do you know about our company?
Boeing Co. is a competitive company that only hires those who take the 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 biggest 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 through searching glassdoor.com and searching for articles online. You can even talk about how they were recognized for donating $6 million dollars in grants to support over 50 organizations that serve communities in Washington. These statistics matter to Boeing! Explain how they matter to you too!
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Boeing is a leader in the aerospace industry and is the largest manufacturer of both commercial and military jet liners.
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Boeing is the largest manufacturer of commercial and military aircraft in the world. they employ over 169000 people worldwide.
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Boeing is an international aerospace company with diverse products and seeks to deliver a quality product each and every time.
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Boeing is a leader in aerospace industry and largest manufacturer of commercial and military airplanes.
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Boeing is the biggest manufacturer commercial airplane and military aircraft. Boeing has employees of over 169,000 all over the world.
Question 3 of 25
How do you manage stress?
"I've learned to stick to my daily routine of running in the morning and having breakfast before work. I've found that simple acts of self-care like this make all the difference in my productivity and my attitude by the time I get to work. I found out my coworker was fired one day and it meant that I would need to take over her job while we interviewed other people to fill the position. It was stressful, but I stayed focused and took extra care of myself so that I didn't get sick or overwhelmed."
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When there is not enough time to do something.
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When we wont get support from the teams.
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When there's lack of resources and insufficient information.
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Lack of resources and insufficient information in regards to the job.
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I try not to get stressed out. Timelines will do it but when I do have a time crunch. I always try to take a step back, relax, take a look at the big picture before I come up with a plan of action.
Question 4 of 25
What makes you qualified for this role?
Good news! You made it to the interview stage! For many who apply to Boeing, they never even get this far! Now it's your job to win them over by explaining what makes you the best candidate. They know you're qualified on paper, but now you need to give examples and share qualities that make you stand out above the rest. Boeing is looking for leaders across every department. Even if you're not interviewing for a management role, your iniative and communication skills will help you be an effective leader in your field. Your ability to interact with customers, clients and coworkers will also make you an asset. Review the job description and refect on some specific examples that show you are the most qualified for this role.
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You should hire me because, I am a dedicated worker, punctual, work well with others, or as a individual, and my past experience in construction will be beneficial for this position.
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You should hire me because, I am a dedicated worker, punctual, work well with others, or as a individual, and my past experience in construction will be beneficial for this position.
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I am a people's person who encourage team work. I am self motivated and I try my best to motivate the persons working along with me, to increase job satisfaction and productivity. I can assure you that i will be an asset to your organisation.
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I am a team oriented person, I work well with others and am capable of establishing a rapport quickly and easily. I have a hard work ethic, always striving to produce the best results out of my work.
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I may be over qualified to most recruiter, but rather I see myself as someone who is equipped with skills that will prove value-add to the organisation based on the exposure I had in my previous employment.
Question 5 of 25
Tell me about a time when someone gave you difficult feedback. How did you handle it?
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When I found the contractor did the work not per the drawing detail. I made them aware by referencing the drawing detail and ask to comply what is required.
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In a recent team building course that I had taken, my team and I were working together to build a bridge on an obstacle course. After almost an hour of working to build the bridge, myself and two other team members had been acting as the facilitators. Another team member had grown impatient and began talking over us. I had to let her know that if she wanted to finish the bridge, we had to work together and her talking over us was going to cause more hostility and frustration between all of us. She responded well by acknowledging her mistake and we were able to get through the task.
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While being the captain of my soccer team in college there were multiple times where I had to have difficult conversations with team members. Whether it was the way they were performing off or on the field. Sometimes it was sitting down with them and having to suggest putting in extra practice with them so they perform better or offering to help studying for a class that they may not be doing the best in. In those situations I always try to pair the difficult feedback with something good that they are currently doing as well. Hey you are doing really great on shooting the ball but may need a little work on your crosses. I could stay after practice with you a few days this week and help.
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The most difficult had back I would say is when a customer ask me to drop him of at the stop light because he forgot his phone and wanted to return and come back with me. But when I came up with a better option he was happy for the my action.
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While working on the main landing gear door for misfair and gaps , a co-worker and myself was in the door as it was closed . Another co-worker was running the putt putt cart and I asked him to run the rpm to 5000 so it would lift the pin off the uplock so I can remove the pin so the door and we exit and drop the door. He did so and the pin did not move off the uplock. The co-worker inside with me said he was just gonna open the uplock manually as he was in the action to persist I told him wait and lets find another option as that was unsafe . He was happy with that . So I got out of the door and went down and to observe the putt putt . The putt putt was not in the position to raise the door . By handling the situation and finding a different result . We were both satisfied and safe.
Question 6 of 25
What are your strengths?
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I have great skill in using various types of pneumatic tools, electric tools and hand tools. I have excellent knowledge and skill in reading and interpreting blue prints technical documents and specifications. I have many years of experience in fabrication, production assembly and installation. I have gained excellent learning experience both theoretical and practical in the aerospace industry.
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My skills as a machinist and work ethics. Being punctual and having the ability to perform an assigned task.
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I am reliable. You can count on me being there and working hard. I can get things done and will have some kind of plan of action.
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I am creative and always want to find a better way to do my work.
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I like to help people and share my machining knowledge with them.
Question 7 of 25
What are some ways you have worked to improve yourself over the past month?
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I would like to continue improving my information technology computer skills and my clinical skills.
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I would like to expand my knowledge in the field of electrical installation applications to that of the aerospace industry rather than just general automotive. Specifically speaking, aircraft. It is my hope that within the next five years I will find myself working in the cockpit of airliners as a mechanic who installs aircraft flight instrumentation, and control assemblies.
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I like to improve the work completion by sharing the work.
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I would like to continue improving my information technology computer skills and my clinical skills.
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I would like to improve the job skills and improve my skills.
Question 8 of 25
How do you deal with conflict in the workplace?
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When I went to A&P school. I finished with a very high GPA, and was successful.
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Yes. I was contracted to iraq with the army installing ABS (anti lock brake system) for 80 900 series 5 ton trucks and had a two week minimum to accomplish the goal. I finished the task in a week and a half with inspection passing and army buy offs.
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Yes I made an important goal in successfully accomplishing my aviation school.
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My goal to get my construction management certification and passed the examination.
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My goal at my last employment was to make sure there would be no on-equipment faults due to bad maintenance. We achieved a 90 percent or higher rating last season.
Question 9 of 25
Describe a time when you had to quickly adapt to a change at work.
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I try to take a step back and look at it very logically and methodically. I utilize as much data as I can but then I look a few steps ahead. If I choose this, then XYZ can happen. But if I choose this other option then this can happen. After I have analyzed all sides, I determine what is the best, most effective and cost effective and go from there.
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During one field operation in NTC California, the only resources we had that were being carried by trailer, container, in, or on top of the vehicles were the only things that we could use for two weeks along with very limited radio communication. How we did it was each group had a map of the area, planned out what areas we would be at for a certain amount of time no matter what happened, and we ended up with 5 dead(non-operable) vehicles with only 2 recovery vehicles to tow them, but we got together, did a bit of brain storming, and even combined ideas in order to get everyone and everything back to base with no injuries, or missing personnel.
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Thought it out got and got with the team members and we all helped each other by working with the problem and fixing it.
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In production you will sometimes need to be very flexible and change what you are doing to get production back up. We were doing some labwork in one of our other labs. A vacuum system that is used more than any other equipment went down and we had to stop work in one area to repair. Being able to adapt in many situations is something I pride myself in.
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I had just had knee surgery, and I was on leave for 2 weeks. Before I left we had just received a huge contract that I had barely started working on. Upon my return I was then asked to take over purchasing and the tool room on top of my project management/engineering duties. I was limited on mobility so I found myself with two offices. I spent part of the day in the tool room and the other half in my usual office working on the new contracts, and any other daily paper work that needed to be done.
Question 10 of 25
What does success mean to you?
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I am punctual, I always have excellent attendance on any job, I have a keen eye for both large and small details, and I am always finding ways to improve a process and shorten the length of time it takes to complete a project.
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I am hard worker, punctual and work well with others.
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I am a hard worker, and I give 100% to my position, and make sure to meet all expectations and deadlines given to me, with the best of my abilities.
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Boeing is very important to me and the state of washington I go above and beyond to make sure the job is correct the first time so we have an even flow.
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I am a dedicated worker and I thrive off of challenges and this company is diverse and challenging.
Question 11 of 25
Tell me about your experience working in this field.
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I gradute from aviation college 4 year of exp, depend.
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I am dedicated, hardworking and great team player for the common goal of the company I work with. I am fast learner and quickly adopt to fast pace and dynamic area. I am well organized, detail oriented and punctual person.
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I am a dedicated worker, punctual, work well with others, or as a individual.
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I am confident, energetic, punctual and a self-starter. I believe in giving the best in everything I do so that management are confident of giving me tasks of increasing difficulty and complexity.
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I am honest, hard worker, punctual and with 25 years experience in construction management.
Question 12 of 25
Tell me about a time when you reached a goal within a tight deadline.
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I am talented with multitasking. This ability helps me to work effectively even under difficult situation and under pressure.
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I work well under pressure to meet deadlines without jeopardizing the quality of my work. I have always worked in a fast pace environment where we are constantly under pressure to achieve best results within a time frame.
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I think I work well under pressure. It gives me that extra satisfaction when I complete the task.
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Keep calm, never lose track of the objectives and avoid revealing the pressure you are in to your colleagues.
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I work well under pressure, by successfully meeting deadlines, keeping a level head, and keeping management informed progress.
Question 13 of 25
How have you made an impact on your team in the past?
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When the contractor insisting their work is correct and per drawing and specification. I need to reference the drawing detail and specification section to inform them the correct information.
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I would explain and show to him or her best way possible and if they have a better way then I will encourage him or her to let me know then we can see if it works or not.
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I tell them from logical stand points and views and if it is in a passage or IRM I will bring it up on computer and show them where I got my information from.
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Pull out maintenance manual or company procedures.
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I will make all effort in making sound and logical reasoning in convincing him/her for better understanding of my idea and at same time encourage him/her to forward/come up with a better way.
Question 14 of 25
What are your weaknesses?
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Question 15 of 25
Tell me about a time when you had to work with another team to accomplish a goal.
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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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Question 17 of 25
How would you communicate with someone who has a different cultural background?
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Question 18 of 25
How often do you think of innovations that will improve your work performance?
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Question 19 of 25
When have you faced an unexpected challenge at work in the past? How did you handle it?
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Question 20 of 25
How would you describe your work ethic?
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Question 21 of 25
How would you deal with a difficult client?
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Question 22 of 25
How have you demonstrated leadership ability when you were not in a leadership role?
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Question 23 of 25
What steps would you take to make an important decision on the job?
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How would you handle a situation where you were presented with new material or a new task but you didn't understand it?
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Question 25 of 25
How do you deal with a coworker who is not doing their job?
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