Raytheon

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Not a bad place to work.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Aurora, CO
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Aurora, CO

I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Interesting work and generally great coworkers. Flexible hours are fantastic.

Cons

Perpetually shifting management. It is also easy to get caught in a bad job. There are too many layers of management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The company management style should be flatter.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Friendly to Military

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Raytheon respects that employees have families and managers can be seen leaving early to pick up a sick child or going to a child's baseball game. As you would expect, they are supportive of the military without being political. The week of Christmas through New Years they are closed, which is part of the paid time off they give employees.

    Cons

    New employees do not get a pension and they start at only 2 weeks of paid leave per year in addition to 10 other paid days off. Unless you are a shining star--and they recognize it, you have very little opportunity for company-sponsored developmental mentoring or training. They pay for graduate school (or undergrad as applicable) up to around $8,000 and that's pretty much it. Again, unless they identify you as one of the golden children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Junior employees always feel like they are left out to hang in terms of career planning and development. They always seem to be looking to find the "secret." Of course the secret is work hard, have a great attitude, and if you really want to excel, be seen working late on your own time to get things done. If you do this consistently, you will be recognized because you will get more done than your peers. Again, the golden children get special mentoring and treatment, which by itself it fine. Other employees are left to fend for themselves--and they can feel the difference.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    work/life balance is better than my peers, co-workers are considerate

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, good benefits, diverse portfolio of technologies which means employees can work on different projects over a long-term

    Cons

    defense industry is cyclical so if the company doesn't win an expected contract, then layoffs are required.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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