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Some of the smartest people with whom you can work

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineering Fellow in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Engineering Fellow in Tucson, AZ
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (1)

    Flexible work environment but not for the ambitious

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer I in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer I in El Segundo, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hour - Raytheon is very good when it comes to work hour flexibility. It allows you to adjust work hours to your personal needs. Unless you work for yourself, I haven't heard of any company that offers the same flexibility that they do. Low work pressure - For the most part, work the load is very low and because of their corporate process everything moves at a very slow pace. I have had coworkers who don't care about advancement and management would allow them just to do enough to not get fired. Benefits - Better than most company and offers a multitude of health benefits

    Cons

    Management does not provide feedback to help foster personal growth and career advancement. Overall, not a workplace for the career ambitious people. Environment and attitude makes it easy to become complacent. Section managers and department managers do not put the effort to provide you with meaningful feed backs for advancement. I've asked several managers during my review to tell me exactly what I need to improve or learn in order to better myself as an engineer. Most manager would either dodge the question or provide you useless feedback.

    Advice to Management

    As Senior Management, you should help the people under you succeed.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Interesting work, mostly good people, poor surroundings

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you can weed through some of the burn outs, it can be an interesting and dynamic place to work. There are a wide variety of opportunities to work in different areas of Raytheon. Moving between departments is easy to do so that you can find the best location to meet your interests and abilities. The quality of most of the people is quite high which makes work more interesting. Raytheon is very good about supporting external eduction and will work with you to put together a program. The company has flextime & flex weeks and you can get every other Friday off as standard. Your total vacation is available to you on the first day of the year and it is up to you to manage it. I really like this approach as opposed to seeing the time dribble out. There is also a plant shutdown at the end of the year so that vacation time is plentiful and you are not stopped from using it.

    Cons

    Raises are poor and are really based upon what Raytheon can get away with rather than being tied to corporate success. They won't spend any money on building improvements, so some buildings are run down. The cubes can be quit ugly, yet, weirdly enough, they are on a clean up your cubicle kick. There is a strong interest in being a systems integrator which means that if you like to design stuff as opposed to write specifications, the work might not be interesting. But, Raytheon Missiles has been pretty unsuccessful with this so far, thank god. There is a vast and sprawling bureaucracy which can make life difficult -- i.e. tons of work to spend a few dollars.

    Advice to Management

    Get real with the raises. The system sucks. High performers get tiny amounts more than average or even poor performers. Spend some money on the buildings and the labs. They are getting run down and can be just plain ugly. Dump the horrid idea of 4 man cubicles -- which seems to have died. This is not a telecenter.


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