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Thales Raytheon Systems is a comfortable place to work

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer I in Fullerton, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer I in Fullerton, CA

I have been working at Raytheon

Pros

Job security, opportunities for career advancement and getting funding for personal research ideas

Cons

Lot of bureaucracy and politics

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Six Sigma is a waste of time. A lot of "good" processes turn bad when Senior Management tries to implement them top down as requirements. Process needs to be adopted at the bottom levels where it makes sense, and not dictated from on high. Agile is another example where the ideas get perverted when trying to implement them top down.

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  1. Interns get full benefits

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Andover, MA

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Good starting salary. Reimbursement for educational expenditures. Job stability - no layoffs. Interns get full benefits; this includes paid vacation, 401k matching, and insurance. Intern pay is based solely on academic level: incoming freshman - $15 / hour ; incoming sophomore - $17 / hour ; incoming junior - $22 / hour ; incoming senior $25 / hour. Starting salaries are based on a formula including what school your degree is from, what GPA you have, and what experience you have. Minority status also seems to be included. Former interns are given job offer preference, but they are not given higher starting salaries than other people.

    Cons

    Low salary growth. Insignificant promotion raises. You get paid more if you start off with a masters degree than if you earn one while working at Raytheon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is very big and might be better run if department managers were given more control, rather than Senior Management.

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  2. Raytheon IDS is a company in a stable market, room for career growth, and interesting work.

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer I in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer I in Tewksbury, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    It's very very stable. It's a great place to start out and get your feet wet. If you're looking for job security, decent pay, and a chance to make an impact right out of the gate, work at Raytheon.

    Cons

    The majority of the products you work on are very very very old. Most of the job is redesign or sustainment. Communication among partnering organizations is scarce. Lots of rework and downtime. A lot of times the documentation on something designed in the 70s is missing or points to a person rather than a document title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Locate the single points of failure in legacy programs, open lines of communication, better use of lessons learned and overall knowledge sharing.

    Prevent history from repeating itself!!!

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