Raytheon Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
1,448 Reviews

3.3
1,448 Reviews
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Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson
William H. Swanson
680 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedule provides excellent work-life balance (in 166 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 36 reviews)

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

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165 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Tewksbury, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tewksbury, MA

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great advancement opportunities. Management values work-life balance.

    Cons

    could improve on yearly performance review process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very nice to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Managers are nice and they will try to retain you

    Cons

    Some of the buildings are very old and they stink

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update buildings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager II  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager II in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I massively enjoyed my time at Raytheon. Another opportunity outside defense took me away, but I would consider going back as it is a great work environment with a lot of upward potential.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of anything negative to say. Large organizations move a bit more slowly than smaller companies, however that is to be expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company with many very hard working people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flextime, good salary and benefits, very nice people to work with. Very interesting work

    Cons

    Management is continually badgered by the customer to do more with less. Also management gets saddled with much government mandated accounting gimmicks like Six Sigma, which is not appropriate for much of the mission involving research and development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does the best they can in spite of the pressures by the customer. No advice.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Material Program Manager
    Former Employee - Material Program Manager

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good training and keeping employees informed with company growth.

    Cons

    Company spand a lot of time wiht training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good work up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer  in  Marysville, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Marysville, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Engineers do not make the best managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure off-site leadership/management have good people skills, not engineers with no social skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Raytheon Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I could work here my whole career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company of retirement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people need to do there best and make the best place to work safely

    Cons

    extra long hours and short time to complete some jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start the work before the start date, and recheck with venders to ensure the products can be received on time and if not, the same product can be used to standards. keep in mind that paint is not just paint and safety is full time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very Helpful

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    Current Employee - EHS Manager  in  Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - EHS Manager in Chula Vista, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I think that they are very supportive

    Cons

    I did not have any or no cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to train a bit better in the beginning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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