hiring ex-military into a team of civilians might be bad idea
Now I do not work for Boeing, but my opinion from personal on-the-job experience is.... if you want to preserve your current engineering team's moral, consider NOT hiring ex-military personnel. Horrible attitude, disrespectful to coworkers and customers, unprofessional behavior, unwillingness to follow procedures, poor workmanship, and refusal to collaborate with other team members seem engraved in the military culture. When there was a fight or major disagreement where I work, one of the few ex-military employees seems to always be part of it. For an example, a recent fight erruped after a particular exmilitary engineer exploded in a tirade of foul language and namecalling towards our QA person after he simply requested that the engineer add a few notes in his drawing to be more clear to manufacturing. The ex-military engineer has demonstrated poor behavior towards the QA and others numerous times but HR and management ignores taking any action against it. (his direct manager who refuses to take action is also ex-military - now how suprising is that?) I respect the military and what they do, but it seems to me that they dont mix well within a workplace of civilians.