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Very good place to work as long as you can tolerate the big company environment

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Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Largo, FL
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Largo, FL

I worked at Raytheon

Pros

Salary structure is very competitive. You can make things happen despite red tape.

Cons

Big company with big company politics and approval processes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide goals and allow the many competent people to do their job. There are multiple levels of approval each justifying their existence thereby setting up redundant and less specific contributions of management.

Recommends
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Biased and incompetent management

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Scientist  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Scientist in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are comparable or better than industry standard. Highly diverse employee base. Work is of high value to society and the country.

    Cons

    No training and incompetent functional management result in poor performance on contracts. Management is very biased and bases promotions and raises on how well they like an employee instead of skills or performance. Most contracts are of a classified nature, which adds additional hinderance to career growth. There is no job stability and engineers are treated with very little respect. They're considered "labor" and "expense items" instead of the professionals behind successful capture and execution of programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Functional management needs a complete overhaul. Business base is eroding and Raytheon is not competitive because of incompetence and lack of emphasis on technical quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Once a decent aerospace company is now challenged

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    Current Employee - Section Manager  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Section Manager in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Very large aerospace company that is #3 in the business
    Many areas that one can work in, if engineering skills are broad enough
    Competitive salaries with similar companies
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Many of the programs are being relocated to their TX, MS plants due to cost
    Reorganizations occur often
    Sometimes Reduction in Force (RIF) occurs covertly, where Section Managers are not notified, even when their section members are impacted
    Sometimes RIF counts are low to avoid having to abide by the WARN law in CA
    Some managers can "blackball" employees to force them to quit and still stay within legal bounds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest to your employees and to the company.
    Face the facts and act accordingly in a responsible manner.

    No opinion of CEO
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