Raytheon Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Thomas A. Kennedy
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance most of the time (in 180 reviews)

  • Allows 9/80 schedule for some employees (in 133 reviews)

Cons
  • In my experience didn't value work/ life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • I was hoping to retire from Raytheon but upper management did not look at the ramifications of laying me off (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gardena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gardena, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, 9/80 schedule. Great benefits. If you live in the South Bay, you're only minutes away, don't have to fight the traffic.

    Cons

    Hard getting promoted from within. It can be a challenging and stressful environment. A lot of the times meetings are schedule during lunch, because everyone is too busy. We have tooo many meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be a little more respectful to employees and their lunch hour. They should try really hard not to schedule meetings during lunch time unless it is critical or lunch will be provided.


  2. Principal Cost Schedule & Control Analyst_Earned Value Specialist

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    Former Employee - Principal Cost Schedule & Control Analysis in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Cost Schedule & Control Analysis in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Raytheon has good tools to process data, great training, and quick response to it's Customers. It's close to my home and pays well.

    Cons

    They've been consistently laying off employees and downsizing since 2011.

    Advice to Management

    Hire me back...I have acquired other skills and experience from competitors that would be beneficial and useful to Raytheon.


  3. Production/Operation Control Specialist

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    Current Employee - Production Control Specialist in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Production Control Specialist in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits and corporate discounts Stable company

    Cons

    Lack of promotion Poor raise percent "Good ol Boy system"

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employees growth. Younger employees lack longevity for a reason. Look into the lack of promotion, goals and pay for growing employees.


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  5. Senior Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is great. Company mandates a 9/80 schedule

    Cons

    Pay raise is more based on tenure rather than performance. Too many tiers of management so communication is rather poor. Cubicle work environment is not pleasing to work in. Great place to start out to network but as far as career growth, you have to know people to advance further.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your subordinates more questions on how they can help the team.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Solid place to work;Stodgy culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Pays well - The benefits are very good - Stable organizational structure - Large company, so it's easy to move around to new areas - Profit sharing is good

    Cons

    - Stodgy culture - Due to the nature of the business there is an underlying culture of paranoia and security concerns - Also, the culture isn't exactly fun. In fact, if you are having fun at work, you can be seen as goofing off. Everything is taken very seriously even when not necessary - Lots of former military folks also contribute to the culture - Very conservative when it comes to picking technology. It's a big ship and they do not move quickly. They still use Lotus Notes as email client, for instance - Wholly dependent on government funding and contracts which can lead to some job insecurity

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up the culture a little bit. It's a not a particularly "fun" place to work.


  7. Good overall

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    Current Contractor - Remote Pilot Operator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Contractor - Remote Pilot Operator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Raytheon as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Base pay was good. Additional health and wellness pay on top of base pay. Interesting work and good atmosphere. If you like OKC this job is for you. A lot of days off if you are interested.

    Cons

    Not every week is a 40 hour week. The "instructors" older gentlemen who are retired from the FAA. They are from a different generation and get into a lot of trouble with the female workers. Sexual harassment has been an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Take sexual harassment complaints seriously. This facility is a lawsuit in the making with HR and management trying their best to hush the issue. FAA is also blind to how poor their formal employees are behaving.


  8. Finance

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    Current Employee - Principal Financial Analyst in Sahuarita, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Financial Analyst in Sahuarita, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, company 401K match, investment plan and learning about the defense industry. Ability to switch between organizations, programs and functions. The best places to be are in functional roles away from programs because you actually have time to think and apply solutions to help out analysts on the programs. It is beneficial to switch back and forth to have a fresh perspective. Many process improvement initiatives.

    Cons

    Finance is too lean. A significant amount of personnel are leaving the organization to supply chain, contracts or leaving the company - not only isolated to sub-par performers. The staffing levels could be more tolerable with investment in better reporting solutions that can be used across all programs. This would reduce the amount of time to reach root cause. There are many projects to improve processes, however, each group is in a vacuum without someone responsible to oversee the commonalities between the initiatives. This results in most teams spinning their wheels prohibiting closure or claiming closure without solving the original problem.

    Advice to Management

    You can only run so lean without sponsoring true process improvements that allow analysts to efficiently support programs while having a life outside of work. There is concern about what is being missed by running so lean and the knowledge gaps. Also, be serious about developing employees. Succession planning is stated that it occurs, however, there is little evidence it happens. The organizational structure needs to be addressed to be consistent across the enterprise, not just a particular business unit. Job grades are very disparate between business units.


  9. Great company to learn radar technology

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sudbury, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sudbury, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good exposure to large complex systems integration. Allows to learn and take classes along with work.

    Cons

    Technology moves slow. Lots of process hampers quick turn around of projects.

    Advice to Management

    Company lately geared more towards share holder rather than employees, affecting morale of employees.


  10. Interesting work, but the software aspect of the company is managed horribly

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Programs are interesting from a domain perspective, and the work life balance used to be awesome (this has changed recently because of horrible "leadership" decisions)

    Cons

    For a company that produces software, upper management seems clueless to how to focus on software development and instead thinks having legions of book bosses and spreadsheet wizards will make things better

    Advice to Management

    Look at truly successful, cutting edge software companies and see what their employee model is like. Good software development isn't something you teach an electrical engineer or math major on the job and then expect your programs to do well.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Working at Raytheon

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I love what I'm doing at this company, I still get to work with the men and women who sacrifice it all for us, our military. When budgets are healthy, we get to be very busy, the work is challenging at times, but very rewarding if you think about the "big" picture.

    Cons

    If you're an SCA employee," Service Contract Act", make sure that you're ready for some low points! The "salary", or "exempt" employees seem to do better!

    Advice to Management

    Show your workers that you care! Give some real incentives, raises, a bonus for those that keep the company in business! People are more likely to stay and do better work when they get something that they can really use!



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