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Top of the class engineering, threatened by Raytheon bureaucracy

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Raytheon BBN Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Challenging work on medium-sized, interesting projects. Smart colleagues, easy information sharing. Easy going pace compatible for family-work balance. Competitive salary. Flexibility to pursue projects that are of interest to you if you can find a sponsor.

Cons

Diminishing job security as federal budgets fluctuate. Integration with Raytheon adding bureaucracy and diminishing some benefits. Deep geek culture appears to be fading.

Advice to Management

Keep BBN independent from Raytheon as much as possible.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    I'm glad I went there earlier, but time to leave

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon BBN Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    BBN has been a pretty good place for me overall. I learned lots of new hard and soft skills and had lots of fun on new projects. The pay wasn't horrible and there is plenty of parking.

    Cons

    The line managers are horrible - very cliquish. If you're in clique, you're golden, but when you fall out of favor, expect to get stabbed in the back. Benefits have begun to suck since the acquisition. My coworkers complain that the placement of corporate drones from Raytheon into key senior management positions have killed any kind of innovation in the company, but I contend that BBN senior management was quite good at screwing up way before Raytheon took over. Work life balance also sucks. We're required to maintain 40 hours per week for government contracting, but everyone with any career ambition works 60+.

    Advice to Management

    The company is falling apart. Why fight it? Help your employees move on to their next roles. If you're the last one there, don't forget to turn off the lights.


  2. Very smart people who are also great co-workers.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Raytheon BBN Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very interesting and challenging work

    Cons

    Some schedules are too aggressive.

    Advice to Management

    A good culture is a very valuable asset not appearing on any balance sheet.


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