Raytheon Applied Signal Technology

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Great place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Raytheon Applied Signal Technology

Pros

very flexible, lots of opportunities to work with different languages, good career growth

Cons

Senior management could be better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none.

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    Small Staff = Lots of Work to be done, for better or for worse

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon Applied Signal Technology

    Pros

    - Benefits package is pretty good, especially if you don't have a family
    - Some departments are very young (new college grads) so it has a youthful appeal
    - Some departments develop and employ leading edge technologies
    - Encouraged to take classes to further develop own skills
    - Though there is much work to be done, work/life balance ok, as long as you get your work done
    - Raise percentages are fairly reasonable

    Cons

    - Government contractor = DAILY time cards
    - Need to be US Citizen to get security clearances (a requirement for engineers)
    - Not much knowledge sharing, must learn it on your own
    - Can sometimes get pigeon-holed into specific type of work, limiting skills/career growth
    - Upper level management does not have good handle on what to focus technical talent on
    - In some ways, government contracts up for bid dictate direction of company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I realize this is a chicken and egg problem, but it would be nice if you hired more engineers so that those employed aren't stuck with an overload of work. I know that the issue is without contracts funding such hires, it's hard to do that. But maybe a little more R&D funding to facilitate that...?

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    Good small to medium sized company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Raytheon Applied Signal Technology

    Pros

    Environment supports individual and team accomplishments.
    Only shared (typically two people) and private office space - hard offices, no cubicals.
    Other work environments are labs and SCIFs.
    Salaries and benefits, including profit sharing are good.
    Contracts awarded where Appsig is the prime do exist and are the best contracts to work.

    Cons

    Senior management is average at best as they are not very progressive except for the CTO.
    Most of the senior management has been with the company over fifteen years, and as such tend not to be open to new ideas from new personnel.
    Contracts as a subcontractor with larger prime tend to be dramatically underfunded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company leadership needs to better position the company on bids as a subcontractor, when it chooses to bid on this type of work.

    No opinion of CEO
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