There are newer employer reviews for Raytheon
There are newer employer reviews for Raytheon

See Most Recent

My experience at Raytheon was very positive

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Engineer in McKinney, TX
Former Intern - Engineer in McKinney, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Raytheon as an intern (More than 3 years)

Pros

Raytheon is a global leader in the defense industry and is a very innovative company. Everyone is very friendly and professional.

Cons

Unfortunately, the defense industry is mainly run off government spending and can be a roller coaster ride. The economy plays a big factor in defense spending and many times the defense budget is cut.

Advice to Management

My advice to management would be to try and hire more of the younger generation. The foundation of Raytheon appears to be middle aged to older employees with very set views.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. 9 years -- software engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Tewksbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've been there 9 years and they treat me like a king. Flexible hours, tons of recognition, tons of good work, love it there! bonuses, and decent raises

    Cons

    my results are not typical, most people get 2-3% raises and no bonuses, u need to take initiative to make it big

    Advice to Management

    need better development programs for new hires and employees who are stagnant, need bigger raises and need bigger starting salaries, so many commercial companies pay more


  2. Amazing place to gain experience with large budgets, leadership, electronics, software, RF, and system design.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are able to gain leadership experience managing teams, working with large budgets, and building advanced technology products very quickly: a true meritocracy. Self-starters who are able to get their own funding through government agencies and customer contracts get to have the experience of running their own small (and in some cases large) business. Lots of research and development opportunities where one can be surrounded by PhDs and the best RF and Radar engineers in the world are usually plentiful. Publishing is available, bonuses are given for outstanding work, bonuses given for each patent filed. Engineers here that move up will be some of the most well-compensated across any field. The executive and management population is aging rapidly and quickly retiring, creating great opportunities for advancement in the next several years.

    Cons

    As with any big company there is bureaucracy that slows down innovation at times. There sometimes seem to be endless processes. If you are unable to obtain high level clearances, your career success will be limited. A lot of the really interesting work is classified and cannot be published or even spoken about to uncleared people. You usually obtain projects to work on through your contacts and people network within he company; this can become politicized and is rough on newer employees. Defense industry funding is highly subject to the whims of congress. No stock options or large bonuses are given until an employee becomes relatively highly ranked, at the executive level.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to keep the younger engineers interested in doing great technical work.


There are newer employer reviews for Raytheon
There are newer employer reviews for Raytheon

See Most Recent

Work at Raytheon? Share Your Experiences

Raytheon

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.