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Helpful (1)

Interesting place to work

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Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Fullerton, CA
Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Fullerton, CA

I worked at Raytheon

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great people
Good ethics overall
More emphasis on work life balance lately

Cons

Business is terrible - waves of layoffs
Stressful work environment due to constant contract deadlines

Advice to Management

The SAP PRISM system was a fiasco
Raytheon Six Sigma is a Power Point dog and pony show. R6S is worse than useless since it takes up time and talent that could be better spent elsewhere
Bill Swanson is an excellent CEO, especially compared to Dan Burnham (previous CEO)

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  1. Fantastic place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really a great place to work. People are respectful, hardworking and dedicated. They pay attention to what their employees say.

    Cons

    Everyone works very hard so it is sometimes hard to achieve work and life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Break employee opinion survey down to more fidelity and/or increase the use of 360 feedback.

  2. Helpful (3)

    No technical knowledge gain thus waste time as they stereotype high-ranked ex-military officers that politically won.

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Garland, TX

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice benefits packages with flexibility in selections.
    When starting the salaries are competitive but few changes later.
    Clear English used with between coworkers.

    Cons

    - Morals and ethics is biggest problem as upper level project management is like working with "Enron" supervision. The brass (i.e., supervision) wants the cash.
    - As contracts end they lay-off the technical brains and experts but keep their ex-military officers who “in the past” won the contracts. They rarely still have have friends in the government after the length of waterfall contract contracts to win them more.
    - As proposals are prepared many extra management positions are added to the proposal for no solid reason.
    - Many supervisors simply were never trained to communicate with their staffing to have everyone work as a “team” and listen to other ideas and suggestion from all levels. The “feet-on-the-desk” managers are difficult to communicate with as all issue/decision conclusions go their way or no way.
    - Advancement/promotions for those without brass military experience are rare. The “Stereotyping Company” is Raytheon’s nickname. Many lower level ex-military personnel rarely receive promotions also.
    - Commonly, if a lower level employee has a great new design or methodology the supervision or management will take the idea and lay them off the fellow. They want to make sure no “one is better then me”.

    Advice to Management

    One year ago RTN claimed the target was to go 50% commercial contracts. But with still many of the management staffing having only DoD experience how will this be accomplished. Why not give up hire more open world employees. True, many military folks know how to "use" high tech device but they can't technically design them.

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