Raytheon

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Overworked, underappreciated and underpaid.

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Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

Time-off: 9/80 schedule allows for 9 hour workdays and every other Friday off. Many employees are hard-working for fear of social ridicule and lay-offs.

Cons

Raytheon is a heavily process driven, bloated, bureaucratic organization with many layers of middle management and few avenues for career advancement. Many of the senior level managers and executives come from firms outside of Raytheon. Finance managers have very poor people skills and refuse to be leaders. After 7 years at Raytheon, I've never seen the CEO or President of my business unit in person. Many employees feel like a disposable widget at this organization and many leave for higher paying opportunities at companies with better reputations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Physically walk the floors to greet your employees. Explain business strategy in-person and often. Make performance evaluations less subjective. Create mentorship opportunities. Develop careers paths. Be friendly.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

1601 Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon (View Most Recent)

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    A customer focused company that utilizes best practices to gain a competitive edge.

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Utilizes best of breed technology. Company has strong financials. They hires and develop talent. They strive to be a lean organization.

    Cons

    There is a heavy hierarchy element. The organizational structure is somewhat vertical. Company does not always encourage employee contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage innovation by tapping into employee knowledge base. Basically, management is doing a very good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent engineering environment with broad, diverse talents and extensive expertise and knowledge.

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Dulles, VA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment to learn, grow and contribute. One is only limited by one's own talents and initiative. Good to great compensation and benefits with opportunities in various business elements.

    Cons

    Too dependent upon government civil and defense contracts with limited non-defense opportunities but is very strong in aerospace and aviation. Business elements tend to be overly stovepiped and therefore do not effectively take full advantage of other Division's talents and/or solution sets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater attention and action should be directed at horizontal integration of scarce, talented people resources across business division domains to leverage internal experience and knowledge plus technical acumen for unique, agile solutions to various customer challenges.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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