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Offers a wide array of engineering career paths and opportunities to transfer to other business unit locations.

Senior Systems Engineer II (Current Employee)
Tucson, AZ

ProsVery interesting work and projects. Offers a very fair balance of work and personal time. Offers the ability to move around and work in different engineering career paths and different business areas, along with different types of final products. Pay is very comfortable and benefits seem good.

ConsMost jokes about working as a military contractor are true, such as the "90/10 rule" where "10% of the employees do 90% of the work". There is also a good sized population of senior employees that seem to be content with "coasting" the rest of their career. Career advancement criteria is hard to quantify, so the "rankings and rating system" used is close to a popularity contest, but if you are known to produce results and a "team player" (and you have a strong vocal advocate as your section/dept lead), you can fare well over time.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to clear out some top heavy (senior) employees that "coast" and do not contribute as much as they should. They are lots of mid level employees that get frustrated and leave because of this. Also, follow through on objectives/goals that are pushed out so they don't just become "buzz words" that just change from one year to the next.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros: When there is work it is fun, but lately there hasn't been much (con). Flexible schedule… Cons: I transferred from Raytheon Missile Systems and absolutely enjoeyed Raytheon until I came to El Segundo (Space and Airborne Systems). Work is slow and… Advice to Senior Management: Instead of laying off the bottom of the ladder, maybe consider laying off… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    On their way down

    EHS Engineer (Former Employee)
    Goleta, CA

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros: Friendly and knowledgeable engineering staff, some interesting technologies and equipment, reasonable… Cons: No positive interaction with or support from human resources, petty and vindictive… Advice to Senior Management: Be more forthcoming regarding status of plant and planned layoffs, be more honest when hiring… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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