Raytheon

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Steady company, merit-based promotions

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in North Andover, MA
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in North Andover, MA

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

Pros

Solid company that has wisely invested in both foreign and domestic contracts. Merit based promotions seem fair. Decent opportunities. Company will train you if needed. You can easily make a lifetime career with this company.

Cons

Large company that has too many processes/red tape at times for domestic contracts. United Healthcare is a terrible HMO if you have a family. You will get a bill for everything related to your children/pregnancy/prescriptions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow your Section Managers more time to work with their personnel in regards to careers. SMs are required to spend 3/4 of their time on business contracts and the personnel are often neglected and not grown properly. It is often sink-or-swim on your own.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It is what it is...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quality of Talented People
    Lots of Resources
    Supportive of Continuing Education
    Mature Company
    Great place to START your career

    Cons

    very VERY old workforce. If you're looking to advance in your career you better hope someone either retires or dies. Management is extremely old and seemingly works to protect each other. There is lots of young talent that walks out the door because they are tired of waiting around for promotions to never come. Who you know is much more important than what you can do. You might say that's true for all companies, but at Raytheon they seem to take it to a level of ridiculousness. Once you have certain levels of credentials or academic accomplishments it seems like no matter what you do you can't get let go. More than once I watched someone who was "above" me do inferior work that I could have done in my sleep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People should be put in positions because they are the best at what they do not because of their job title or because of what degree they have or because they are friends with someone in management. Seniority should not get you a free pass.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Overall a good company...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer II in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Top of the line engineering, needs improvement in most other areas, good benefits, relaxed culture, overall a good experience...

    Cons

    Some internal issues, conflict of interests...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow your younger high potential employees, give them opportunities and reward them...or else, they will leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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