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Raytheon Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.3 1,374 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson

William H. Swanson

(646 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedule provides excellent work-life balance(in 165 reviews)

  • Time-off: 9/80 schedule allows for 9 hour workdays and every other Friday off(in 126 reviews)


Cons
  • In my experience didn't value work/ life balance(in 35 reviews)

  • Upper management often doesn't recognize how it is different from manufacturing(in 40 reviews)

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    So much better than my time at ngc

    Software Engineer I (Current Employee) Fullerton, CA

    ProsDecent benefits.
    Friendly coworkers.
    Relevant programming languages, java, c sharp
    Upper management is friendly and approachable
    Profit sharing, woot!

    ConsR6sigma is excessive
    Business casual = bleh
    Super structured raises
    Female engineer friendly, I have not had much issue or hassle

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to attract younger engineers encourage a more casual environment. Nobody enjoys wearing button ups and slacks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good, bad, and Stressful

    Senior Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Andover, MA

    ProsGreat place to work. Very resourceful and lots of opportunities to move and rotate around to try new experiences. Very flexible work hours and paid overtime for salary employees.

    ConsWorking with the union slows down the progress of getting things done in a timely manner. Government contracts may mean your working a lot of hours and really busy or very slow and worrying if you will be laid off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStand up for your people. Take care of those who take care of you. Low raises over a large period of time while knowing your underpaid does not help morale at the individual contributor level. Compensation and benefits are slowly declining (Medical is more costly, Achievement awards are less, etc).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Research and Development Organization

    Senior Systems Engineer I (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsRaytheon keeps values and goals at the forefront of its company behavior. The organization is also supportive of employees seeking to be innovative, celebrating them at senior leadership levels. Organizational channels are effective (HR, Management).

    ConsWhile Raytheon values its people, your ability to work with organizations outside of your own (i.e. engineering to operations, etc.) may be hampered by the levels of bureaucracy that exist in the organization. Any company of Raytheon's size will have facets, just something to keep in mind. They can be overcome, but it takes some skill.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a consistent advocate for your employees, and inform us of areas in which it's difficult for you to go to bat for us so we can improve them. Employees understand how critical having a supportive manager is, and it's defining for our motivation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company with good benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) El Paso, TX

    ProsThe benefits are good, and there are learning opportunities. There is a large verity of jobs and task that keep you busy all day.

    ConsScreening of new managers needs to be more thorough, and contract rules need to be followed, changing requirements in the middle of a project is difficult for all involved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementScreening of new managers needs to be more thorough, and contract rules need to be followed, changing requirements in the middle of a project is difficult for all involved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for!

    Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) Marysville, CA

    ProsMultinational company with many locations to work. Great pay and benefits.

    ConsEngineers do not make the best managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure off-site leadership/management have good people skills, not engineers with no social skills.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsRaytheon is a forward looking company that is good to work for.

    ConsThe defense industry is declining and Raytheon is looking internationally for additional business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Raytheon has provided opportunity for career advancement through a constant rotation of learning roles within Finance.

    Finance Manager II (Current Employee) Tewksbury, MA

    ProsCareer growth and flexible schedule options along with international opportunities.

    ConsIncentives for individuals not in senior management are low compared to industry. All non senior managers are allocated the same % of pay regardless of performance based on total salary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I could work here my whole career.

    Senior Systems Engineer II (Current Employee) Tucson, AZ

    ProsFor a large organization, it is clear that there is still a sense of community. Employees care about respecting one another (those that don't are shunned!) and people just want to make a solid product. It's a great company for an engineer and the more you get involved the more it will give back to you.

    ConsThe economic environment has management driving for more efficiencies constantly and sometimes it doesn't let an engineer spend as much time on a problem as he might like.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare the wealth?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthey work with each person to help them find their potential in the company

    Conssometimes they do what the customer wants which is not necessarily the best thing

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to ensure that the senior people train the junior engineers to take their job which will make the company more flexible in tasking for contracts.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Build your skill set, then apply it elsewhere.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people, pay, and benefits are top-notch. It is easy to get comfortable there, but after a few years the raises aren't worth it. I'd say that Raytheon has one of the most stringent supply chain operations in the country and you can build a great skill set to use at another company and get a nice bump in pay elsewhere. Raytheon recruits quality talent - a must in the industry.

    ConsThe processes, tools, and audits keep adding to the cycle time of placing orders resulting in a continuously growing backlog. Resources and replacing workers are hard to get approved resulting in more work, same pay, with the expectation to place orders faster.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust say NO and stand up to the government. Some of the policies make 0 sense. Don't punish the entire supply chain operation because one person made a mistake.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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