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Good place to have a long and stable career.

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Current Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Waltham, MA
Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Waltham, MA

I have been working at Raytheon

Pros

Stability - one review I read said "once you are in, you're in." Good benefits package. Focus on work life balance with flex time, telecommute, etc. Caring management and strong sense of community. Plenty of support and time for learning. Good educational assistance program. Many lifers here as it is an easy place to put in a 30-40 year career.

Cons

Not the most challenging place to work. Plenty of bureaucracy. Similar to working in a federal government organization. Still a sense of hierarchy and "putting in your service" in order to advance. Main business is weaponry - if that doesn't sit well with you it probably isn't a good fit. Lots of ex-military employees. Stability and predictability is paramount - ingenuity, innovation and risk taking are embraced in words but not in practice.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are many hurdles to attracting young talent. The boring old company image will make it difficult if the job market becomes more competitive.

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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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    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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