Raytheon

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Some of the smartest people with whom you can work

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Current Employee - Engineering Fellow in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Engineering Fellow in Tucson, AZ

I have been working at Raytheon

Pros

Intellectual challenge for analyzing, building, and testing advanced sensors. Managers recognize effective communication as well as thorough analysis of a problem and innovative solutions. "Hire a bunch of really smart people and let them figure out what they're supposed to do."

Cons

New grads can get lost. Many of the most interesting projects are classified. Accounting system does not motivate programs to mentor or train junior engineers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Company needs to differentiate labor costs so that programs *want* junior people to solve problems. Current accounting leads every program to staff the most senior people they can find.

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    Raytheon: A comfortable place to work

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    Former Employee - Business Development in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Raytheon is a very easy and safe place to work. If an individual enjoys a slow and comfortable pace of work they will enjoy working at Raytheon. The company is not the best place for an ambitious high achiever. The flexible work schedule (9/80) and ample time off are nice. In general employees are treated with respect. Lots of opportunities for growth in the future given the aging work force.

    Cons

    Slow pace of work and advancement. There can be a glass ceiling in certain functional areas if you do not have a military background or engineering background. Working with the government is slow and not very interesting. Your counterparts on the government side are often not up to par in terms of their overall intellect and talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less bureaucracy, facilitate a means for high achievers to advance more rapidly through the ranks

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    Great place to work, but lots of issues to deal with

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Overall, the work environment is great. There's definitely a relaxed atmosphere which is conducive to work.

    Cons

    Lack of pay, constant government. Poor communication constantly hinders getting any real work done. Raytheon is constantly a subcontractor to other defense organizations. Because of this, communication between the prime and Raytheon is lacking at best. Oftentimes what is asked of employees is very vague because even the managers are not sure which direction the project should be moving in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some better ways to communicate projects throughout the company. Get rid of IBM's software and switch to more Microsoft products.

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