Raytheon

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting place to work

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    • Senior Management
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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very Political Old Boy Network Defense Contractor

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Great benefits package, good salaries (good, not great), profit sharing, yearly bonuses, flexible work time, stock matching, 401K package has lots of investment options, parking garage is free & plentiful, corporate culture is relatively easy to understand, 3 weeks initial PTO - goes to 4 weeks after 5 years with the company, & 5 weeks after 15 years.

    Cons

    Promotions are at a complete standstill in certain areas & departments, geographical splits of departments means favoritism of home offices, inability to predict future work beyond six month window leads to large work shortages, fears of layoffs, targeted firings, targeted layoffs, good old boy network of senior program managers, sexist behavior towards women managers & leadership, cronyism is evident amongst departments, hero-shithead rollercoaster means you never know how your year is going to turn out, performance reviews focus on wrong objectives, section heads/line management pay too much attention to program managers & not engineers, security clearances take forever to get, secret, top secret, etc., line management hold grudges & engage in multi-year vendettas during annual performance reviews, rankings, & salary raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting HR abuse your employees, stop letting management drive off all the young talent by placing their careers in stasis, ultimately leading to people leaving in droves for greener pastures, stop the brain drain by insisting that junior engineers work on projects with senior engineers to be mentored in skill sets necessary for the next generation, stop bringing back retirees as consultants, stop allowing project managers to save money by utilizing senior engineers only, move people around to break up political networks, stop the favoritism evident in promotions, stop pushing the bar so high that people can't get promoted, foster a culture of increased design, design skills, cross-disciplinary skills, get rid of the stringent entry requirements for some programs involving rotating assignments, business degrees for engineers, or continuing education. Stop getting rid of all of your administrative assistants, they perform valuable functions for the engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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