Raytheon BBN Technologies – Why Work For Us?

undefinedGovernment customers turn to Raytheon BBN Technologies for solutions that help make us safe and secure; business customers rely on us for breakthrough thinking that helps them bring new innovations to market and gives them a competitive edge.

What we believe

Hiring great minds will attract the most challenging projects, which, in turn, will attract more great people.

Covering new ground, and solving previously unsolved technological problems.

Making a difference. Each Raytheon BBN Technologies breakthrough can have a massive impact on the way we live -- a powerful motivator for both customers and employees.

Trying. We see and make connections between technologies and ideas that others do not or cannot.

Development over research. What we make, works. Our goal is to solve problems by creating real-world, working solutions for both government and business organizations.

Drawing from a range of disciplines - voice, networking, encryption, security, acoustics, physics, signal processing - to collaborate and make new connections.

Treating customers as collaborators and partners. We listen, we give straight answers, and we never forget that we are a service business.

undefinedOpen Doors - We're not big on hierarchy and we really like collaboration. Talk to anyone, all the way from new hire to President.

Recreation Facilities - a workout room with weight, rowing machines, foosball and lockers is open all day, every day at Cambridge headquarters.

Raytheon BBN Technologies Café - The food in Cambridge is too good to call it a cafeteria, plus how often do you see a baby grand in a cafeteria?

Connections - Whether it's basketball or boardgames that interest you, Raytheon BBN Technologies makes it easy to connect to other staff who share your interest and provides finanical support for employee teams and events.

Straight Talk - Every couple of months, Raytheon BBN Technologies President Ed Campbell and other members of the executive team invite staff to an informal lunch to chat informally about whatever is on their minds.

Summer Cookouts - Once a week, lunch in Cambridge turns into a barbecue, with picnic tables under the trees.

Growth - Mentoring program, professional development programs, and the chance to rotate into different departments assure that your work is always new and interesting.



  • Incentive Compensation Program
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Raytheon BBN Retirement Contribution


  • Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Wellness Reward
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness/Fitness Programs


  • Basic and Supplemental Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Occupational Long Term Disability


  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays


  • Professional Development Programs
  • Science Development Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Raytheon BBN Library


  • Flexible Work Environment:
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Raytheon Matching Gifts for Education Program
  • Back-Up Care Advantage Program
  • Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

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    Worked here for about three years. Surrounded by smart people you will learn allot. Would absolutely recommend as a great place to work.


    It was expected that you work long hours to get the job done. The only con may have been an occasional lack of work life balance. Honestly, that will be the case anywhere where you are even slightly challenged.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the hiring standards high. When you have good talent employed at a company it tends to attract more good talent.

Raytheon BBN Technologies Interviews

Updated Mar 12, 2015

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    Primary interest if this employer clearly was not technical. While compensation is a vital part of any employer employee negotiation, should it be the very first thing asked of a job candidate one would be well advised to seek employment elsewhere.

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Raytheon BBN Technologies Awards & Accolades

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Internet Hall of Fame, Internet Society, 2013
National Medal of Technology and Innovation, The National Science and Technology Medals Foundation, 2012
Internet Hall of Fame - Ray Tomlinson, Internet Society, 2012
National Academy of Engineering - Jim Bager, National Academy, 2011
Internet Award--Ginny Travers, IEEE, 2008
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Additional Info

Website www.bbn.com
Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Operated By Raytheon
Founded 1948
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Raytheon BBN Technologies solves real problems through the creation and disciplined application of advanced technology. With expertise spanning information security, speech and language processing, networking, distributed systems, and sensing and control systems, our scientists and engineers have amassed a substantial collection of innovations and patented solutions... More

Mission: We believe:

Hiring great minds allows us to tackle challenging work, which then attracts more great people.

The work we do can have a massive impact on the way we... More

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