Mill Creek is the spot... im just south of MC city center... and I love it. still close to work (im at the Boeing factory, 777 baby!!!) but far out of my hometown.. which is just perfect for me.
wow. a lot of Sno. county VW guys posted on this thread so far... you guys ever have GTGs in this area? mind if I bring out my rust Bucket to come say hi?
There is a weekly meet every Tuesday in the Lynwood/Mill Creek area that I host. There are a lot of low car friendly roads out here (stay away from South Seattle), you are always about 20 min. from some sort of body of water, and summers are nice and mild with mostly low humidity. I personally love going over to the Olympic Peninsula (really beautiful over there), but you gotta take a ferry if you want to get over there quickly. I recommend getting a tide book to see when high tides are and getting on the boat at or near high tide.
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Dr. Hell bunny has is it working for boeing? I've been trying to get in with them and never get any feedback. I applied for the sc job and Seattle job and on there website it just keeps saying I'm under consideration but haven't heard anything. It's been months that I'm under consideration. I really would just like to work for them and not a vendor.
I have a lot of friends trying to get in these days... and it seems the hiring process is alot different then it was when I got in 5 years ago.. i wish I had some advise for you, but sadly I dont.
we have been getting a huge influx of people in the last year, so it seems they are quite a bit more discerning in their vetting and hiring process now then they were a few years ago in the 787 hiring boom I rode in on. I feel very fortunate to have got in so early. seems like its a dog fight these days to get an interview.
what type of job are you looking for? what is your experience? do you want a mechanical type job, or are you leaning towards engineering type work? their is also jobs in supply chain work, like stores and parts delivery, truck driving et al. if you have any college, management is an option. they like degrees of any sort for management.
if you have some college or vocational stuff under your belt I'd say it's smart to apply for a crap load of jobs, anything you qualify for.. but be prepared for the possibility of getting stuck in a heavy mechanical job that might not be where you want to be. just tough it out if you do.. its easier to apply and move to other jobs within the company then it is to get in initially...
good luck with the move and the job hunt, my friend.
hope to see you on the airplane someday
Thanks for the info. Well I've been a auto tech most of my life and after i got divorced i decided to change my life and do something different. I heard about a school locally that has courses to become a Aviation tech. I enrolled and finished with honors got a job here in Ga. Been mainly working on heat exchangers on dc9's, md80's, 707's, 727's, 737's. Also worked in other areas of the planes like inspections, changing hydro filters, a/c filters, engines, etc. At the school i attended they showed alot of videos of boeing and the aircrafts. Between Boeing, Gulfstream those look like the best companys to work for. I would love to work in the line maintenence in either company. I just am tired of working at little companys and want to move up to a big company which i can work 20-30 years and retire. The smaller companys are good for the experence but have no long term benefits like the bigger companys. Well hopefully something good happens soon. Again thanks for the info and hopefully see you on the line someday.
I really like Mill Creek, definitely a nice area. It is a little more "upscale" than some other places, so if you're not used to that, it may be a shock. I like The Reserve there, nice apartments. You can also look north as well -- where it is a little more country. I am in Marysville, which is about a 25 minute ride into Boeing. Nice area, not as many apartments, but you can rent a house for what you will pay for an apartment in Mill Creek. Just depends on what you are looking for.
BTW, I also work for Boeing. I have worked a few different places here, and even did a stint in management for a couple years. Now I am an instructor. See you here!
Well I haven't got it yet but am one step closer to hopefully getting it. I really hope I do get it cuz its a dream job for me but don't want to jinx it. Lol I'm just trying to do the researching the areas and where to look and where not to look. And since I live so far away I really have no idea about the area I figured I would ask around on here from people who actually live there. Well hopefully everything goes well and I actually make it up there and meet some of you. You guys have been great helping me out. I'm greatful for that. Hope to be there soon.
Man there's alot of Boeing people on here this is great. Well I pay now 700 for a one bedroom apartment it would be nice to stay around that much but I know Everett is more expensive than where I live now. I would like to be around that much but if not I'll have to spend more. I just don't want a cheap place but be in a bad part of town either. Even though it's just me I have no kids or wife or anything. Does Boeing have apartments company's that work with them for people moving up there? In the position I'm applying for says there is three different locations I can be working at so I don't want to be close to one and far from the others.
You won't know anything definite until you get a job offer.
Don't be discouraged by the Boeing web site. It sometimes takes months to get to the point of an interview and job offer. And sometimes the website will not update. Keep looking and keep applying to jobs you want.
So boeing had me go up there on tuesday for a in person interview. I had my interview on wednesday morning and it went well. I have to wait on a email with the offer. Hopefully it's a offer i can accept. The area is very nice. It's very different then the east coast. I was in seattle. I didn't have alot of time to go look around but from what i saw it was nice. Anyways I'll keep you guys updated and if i end up moving there hopefully go to some of the meets and gtg's and meet some new people.
Good luck with the job. My dad worked at plant 2 experimental flight for Boeing for 27 years until he passed away.
They took good care of him when he was battling cancer so I can't say anything bad about the place.
Have a couple of cousins working there in various locations and they all like it.
As far as living areas it is kind of a crap shoot sometimes depending on how far you want your commute to be.
Just get yourself a light box and you will be fine. Helps with those dark cloudy winter day's.
Ok so I'm one step closer. I will be working in Everett so i want something in the area close to the plant . I know some of you guys said to look in Mill Creek but the rent is alittle steep so i am looking on rent.com at apartments that are alittle cheaper in the Everett area. I have seen a apartment complex called Fulton's Crossing. Is that a good one? Or Brisa Apartment Homes? I just want to make sure that they are in ok areas. I don't want my car or apartment to get broken into. Being that I live in GA and I don't have time to be going back and forth to check the ares i thought i would ask here since you guys live there.
Honestly, you can either live close to Boeing or you can live in a low crime area. Can't really have both unfortunately.
"Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep?
To the very toes he is terrified, because the ground gives way under him, and the dream begins."
My wife and I lived in Folton's crossing for 3 years, it wasn't too bad. Our cars never got broken into, the neighbors were friendly, the manegment is good, they keep it clean. The only complaint I had was there were kids running around every where. ...and the only incident we had was, some body jumped over our ground floor railing and stole the ashtray off our patio table