Raytheon Mission Operations and Services
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Great people. Pretty good benefits. Decent health insurance. Company match on 401K contributions (but it's only 4%). Management is very pro-diversity and pro-family. It's not hard to get a flexible work schedule if you can show that you're responsible and can be trusted to get your work done.Cons
Raises average around 2% / year across the board. Even the EXCEPTIONAL employees don't get more than 4%. Raytheon IIS doesn't do profit sharing, but the other 3 Raytheon businesses do. So an exceptional employee at Raytheon IIS gets less than an average or poor employee at the other 3 Raytheon businesses. Raytheon IIS has "achievement awards" for employees who are exceptional, but they pale in comparison to the automatic profit sharing that employees receive in the other business units without lifting a finger. It's a bit of a slap in the face.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Employees aren't buying the whole " IIS achievement awards are just as good as the profit sharing at the other businesses" thing. The decision to remove profit sharing from IIS is making MANY employees start to look elsewhere, and we're starting to lose good people. It was a slap in the face, all under the guise of "remaining competitive in the industry". Well, if that's true, then how can our competitors all afford profit sharing? And how can our sister Raytheon businesses afford it?
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services in March 2013.Interview Details
After meeting with recruiters during an on-campus career fair, I was scheduled for a pre-screening interview before receiving the invitation to visit Raytheon's Tucson Headquarters. I was fortunate to speak with a former graduate I was familiar with who previously lead (and started) the school's Rocketry Club.
Being from Tempe, it was a hop-skip-and-a-jump to Tucson, Arizona where I stayed a couple of nights in Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. It was a two day interview process, however, I spent an extra night before to meet with the managers and other employed QA Engineers and learn more about what they do.
The process started off with a tour of Raytheon's Plant-site and a few of the facilities. They authorized you at the hotel by confirming your personal information, finger-prints, citizenship status, and provided temporary security clearance once confirmed (this also keeps you in the system). Of what I thought was the most memorable of the tour was the simulation room and electronics department where I observed employees calibrating missile heads and prototyping electronics for on-board chips.
That evening, the conglomerate of candidates had a chance to meet with other departments other than the ones they were assigned and squeeze in a chance to interview with the recruiters the following day. The two hour period followed with dinner and a presentation from key note speaker Wes Kremer, vice president of Air and Missile Defense Systems.
On the second day, interviews were conducted. Tables were set-up where HR provided revised interview schedules. My scheduled interview surprisingly was canceled in place of another session I was not originally committed to. After talking with the recruiters for some time, I was allowed back for my designated interview but at a much later time. We were sent to conference rooms and lounge areas dispersed around the hotel being questioned by at least two recruiters.
Overall, the experience was great! They treated you well and made you feel a part of the company before even placed on payroll. 10/10 would do it again.Interview Questions
No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
- Describe a situation when you made an extra effort to produce high quality output. How did you go about this? Answer Question
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