Raytheon
3.3 of 5 1,345 reviews
www.raytheon.com Waltham, MA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.3 1,345 reviews

                             

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Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson

William H. Swanson

(628 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great turn around under Swanson.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsLots of opportunities for those willing to embrace change.

    ConsLacks cohesive underlying culture or branding. Long term efforts to support STEM education are starting to make headways, but overall, still lacking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeems like there are lots of disjoint efforts to imitate companies that have strong culture/branding in the eyes of media/the public. However, these disjoint efforts are coming across like desparate attempts at imitation. Need some real top down leadership to correct this.

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

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    Greatly focused on people, intergrity, commitment, excellence, and community!

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsNetworking with Employee Resourse Groups.

    ConsVery competitive. May take a while to advance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMatrix Systems needs improving.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    McKinney, TX

    ProsGreat company with great products and challenging technical work. Enjoyed working there as an electrical engineer.

    ConsWould have liked to seen more of a technical ladder. Management tended to be very program centric. Sometimes hard to move between programs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWell run organizations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    EHS Manager (Current Employee)
    Chula Vista, CA

    ProsI think that they are very supportive

    ConsI did not have any or no cons

    Advice to Senior Managementthey need to train a bit better in the beginning

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

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    Manager III Programs (Current Employee)
    Andover, MA

    ProsRaytheon has excellent benefits, high pay, promotes diversity and work-life balance. Raytheon has internal job postings. Every open position needs to be posted for at least 5 days.

    ConsRaytheon has evolved from an engineering company to a process company. Creativity is not appreciated. You must follow the process. The performance management system is very flawed. Merit raises are based on rankings and the rankings are done by high level managers without knowledge of the employees actual performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to being an engineering company. Promote creativity and research. Come up with new solutions rather than trying to export old solutions globally.

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

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Pay and Benefits and time off

    ConsMight work in a crappy location.

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    Interesting and rewarding work with dynamic individuals.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRaytheon has a very entrepreneurial spirit so there is not much micromanaging going on. The company has excellent tools in order to get the job done and dynamic team members who are extremely helpful. Some opportunities existed for remote work/flexible schedule, which was a huge plus.

    ConsMost new hires were a bit overwhelmed with the amount of applications/systems/processes to learn their first few weeks. Being such a large, established company, a bit of bureaucracy exists as well.

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

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    Easy place to get stuck

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGood benefits and depending on your skills there is the possibility for many opportunities

    ConsBecause it is a defense contractor many of the positions are dependent on contracts. Also they are now trying to outsource many jobs to reduce costs. I have also noticed that they are not very many opportunities for those new into their career,most of their positions require 10+ years experience. So if you do get into the company before then you are kind of stuck.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work hours, working with extremely smart people

    ConsPretty stressful, moral is not very good, higher management makes the big decisions and it's up to engineers to make it happen

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    Workplace has changed since 2009

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay to Location ratio very good, Benefits used to be better, but aren't terrible

    ConsWAY too much management, too few "workers". The actual workers if lucky will get paid straight OT. Very few engineers actually get to engineer. Almost all positions are process driven. Definitely looking for young engineers to replace older ones. Currently are going through RIFF's

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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