Raytheon

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Former Employee - Quality Systems Manager in Tucson, AZ
Former Employee - Quality Systems Manager in Tucson, AZ

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

Pros

Every other Friday off, Great people to work with (includes engineers), Good benefits, Fitness Center, matching 401K now up to 6% since pensions are no longer offered. Challenging technologies to work on. Clean world class manufacturing facilities. Lots of training available if you have a smart manager who wants you to improve.

Cons

Hard to move up in a pay grade unless you move to another business unit. The ugly part is you are the first to be RIF'd if you moved to a new business unit and there are DOD budget cuts or the new contracts are delayed or did not get awarded. Like all companies some managers promote their suck ups into leadership positions and you have to learn how to deal/work with them if you need to stay put.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire managers who use intimidation on their workers - it prevents continuous improvement and quality. The new generation of workers do not need diversity training - they grew up with diversity as a way of being. Stop age discrimination. Pay more for experienced workers - you still need them.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable company where you can move around.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Stable, great PTO benefits, 9/80 schedule

    Cons

    Low annual raises, promotions and better raises are reserved for the top 5% and are more subjective than objective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tie merit increases completely to the program's input and not base it on functional input. This seems like it would not reward employees for improving the department. However, employees can be rewarded by individual and team awards for their functional efforts. In short, program input should decide merit raises and awards should be used to drive functional improvements.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I love the work/life balance and the exciting job I have with Raytheon.

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    Current Employee - Principal Suppler Quality Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Suppler Quality Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balnace, excellent benefits, several locations worldwide.

    Cons

    Defense industry is unstable. Job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come down and spend time with the worker bees to better understand the challanges within the organization.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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