Raytheon

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Good technology company, needs to modernize its management approaches

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
Former Employee - Program Manager in Fort Wayne, IN

I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Part of the defense/aerospace industry, helping to protect our nation. Lots of great technology to work on, lots of great people to work with. Uses mature & well-defined processes & procedures. Has numerous nationwide / worldwide locations, and there are opportunities to relocate / move around the country and/or world.

Cons

Outdated management practices (think northeast corporate culture from the '60s / '70s). The company uses an employee performance review system similar to Microsoft's "stacking" review system. Recent significant reorganizations, loss of local leadership (without being replaced), and layoffs have been causing chaos and degraded morale among the employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

While quarterly / annual financial returns are important, there has been too much emphasis on them versus long-term goals in corporate plans (i.e., too much "survival mode" tactical planning and not enough strategic planning).

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been at Hughes Aircraft and then Raytheon for a 30 years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    They have good benefits and diversity.

    Cons

    It's a perfect example of big "Corporate America". It's all about the bottom line and Wall Street. I liked it better when it was Hughes Aircraft Company.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Outstanding "worker-bee" people - terrible management

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Engineering and support staff are outstanding - great to work with, go out of their way to help, do whatever is needed. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Management is out for themselves - don't care about the staff - only their bonuses. Rarely promote from within. Total lack of inter-division cooperation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue - treat your people right and everyone wins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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