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Great company to work for, but also a huge corporation with all the pros and cons that go with that.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Supply Chain Specialist I in Aurora, CO
Current Employee - Supply Chain Specialist I in Aurora, CO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits, supportive management, huge company with lots of different avenues to explore, very supportive of continuing education internally and externally

Cons

It's a huge corporation with all the bureaucracy that comes with that size company. It can be difficult to get things done due to the sheer size of the company, and processes and procedures get in the way of logical business decisions.

Advice to Management

Quit layering processes and procedures on top of those in place and simplify the business place. There are so many processes that have to be followed that Raytheon becomes inefficient and cumbersome when trying to make business decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (5)

    Stay Away!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst I in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst I in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is not too bad if you just put in your required forty hours and not let them work you to death.

    Cons

    This place is horrible! Lack of communication. Inadequate training especially for new hires. New people are left to figure everything out on there own with no training and expected to complete tasks with no direction. Everybody assumes you know what they are talking about and how to complete the work. Trying to figure out how to manipulate the financial systems here is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to train new hires thoroughly. Don't let them drown. Too many new hires come in and for the first 5 months have nothing to do, then out of no where are given a tremendous responsibility and expected to perform with little or no direction.


  2. Helpful (2)

    SAS Jekyll & Hyde

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II (E04) in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II (E04) in McKinney, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technology, flexible work schedule, competitive pay...but you have to keep abreast of your own market value as management will low ball you every year on your merit increases if you let them.

    Cons

    SAS is split between California & Texas. I've worked both places. In California, the engineers are treated like the technical talent that they are...plenty of training opportunities, many major contracts requiring a wide variety of specialties, plenty of room/opportunities for growth and advancement. In Texas, the engineers in SAS are treated as though they should feel lucky to have decent paying jobs. The Texas organization is very top heavy (lots of engineers with 20+ years of experience) making it very difficult for junior engineers to advance. You basically have to wait for the older people to retire. There are no opportunities to learn new skills as there is no training budget for Texas. Also, most of the programs are production type programs, so if you are a design engineer and/or are looking for development programs, skip Texas and go to California. Maybe the super cheap cost of living in Texas makes management apathetic to the needs of their employees. In California, I guess they realize people aren't going to stick around in a high cost of living environment unless they are treated well.

    Advice to Management

    Raytheon's management is just that...management. No better, no worse than any other giant, bloated aerospace/defense company. My advice to all of these giants...start looking out for the workers instead of the stockholders. Satisfied, motivated, happy workers lead to better products, which leads to happier stockholders.


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