More than a paycheck Boeing’s total 42 BOEING FRONTIERS / JUNE 2013 compensation package sets it apart from other companies By Ron Taylor and JoAnn Houlihan Even as a child, Brian Eisenbeis had a passion for things that fly. He studied aerospace engineering at Texas A&M, deep in the heart of NASA territory, and figured he’d get hired by the space agency or another local aerospace company. Then Eisenbeis discovered Boeing at a career fair. In 2006, he applied for and was selected for a Boeing internship. As a young engineering intern, decades away from retirement, Eisenbeis signed up for Boeing’s Voluntary Investment Plan, or VIP, a 401(k) plan, which enables employees to save for retirement on a pretax and after-tax basis. When it came time to consider per-manent employment, Eisenbeis said, he studied Boeing’s offer and compared it with those he received from other companies. “I’m an engineer and pretty analytical,” he said. “I looked at everything—health care, pension, VIP. It wasn’t just about salary.” Today, Eisenbeis is an aerodynamics engineer with Product Development in Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He still has that childhood passion for things that fly.
Frontiers June 2013 Issue
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