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Good Place to Start, Difficult to Stay

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN

I worked at Raytheon

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Mgmt encouraged 9/80 work cycle. Most times, walked the talk in work/family balance.
- Really pushed diversity.
- Good pay and benefits, 401(k) is super generous.
- If you get support of management, O/T is paid.

Cons

- Company is real big on loyalty to the old timers, not unusual to have 15~20 people a month get their 25 or 30 year service pin. OTOH, very, very few new hires make it to 5 years. In about 10 years, this site will collapse as all the old heads either retire or die.
- Employment rides the DoD budget roller coaster. When programs are numerous, company hires up fast and furious. When programs get cut, company downsizes just as fast and furiously. Since Iraq and Libya have ended, look for more lay-offs as programs get cut.
- Since it is a DoD contractor, all tech is DoD; i.e. old or unique to defense industry. Most of what you would learn here is only good here. Non-transferable (to the commercial world) skills and experiences.
- Company is self important. They have their way of doing things and that's the way it is. New ideas not wanted here. (If we wanted you to have a brain, we would have issued you one!)
- Real big on siloizing projects. Lots of waste as each program duplicates efforts and resources.

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  1. Not terrible, but no incentive to excel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, occasionally interesting work, 3% profit sharing most years, good location with minimal traffic, pay is a bit above average

    Cons

    Engineers don't get the tools they need, instability of work load, poor communications from management, engineering work frequently consists of doing the same thing repeatedly for years at a time. Raises and bonuses are only tied to company performance, not individual performance.

    Advice to Management

    Get some input from engineers about the tools they need instead of having an IT org decide for them. Provide more incentive to overachieve, instead of the same raises for good and bad performance.


  2. Good

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work, typical government contractor.

    Cons

    Management is old school, need work on ppl skills.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to younger engineer, encourage there new ideas.


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