Raytheon

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Good company with competitive salary

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Saint Petersburg, FL
Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Saint Petersburg, FL

I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than a year)

Pros

In general Raytheon is a good company with good benefits. SW teams typically consist of very down to earth, intelligent, hard working individuals. Most of the leads and management are stern but understanding and easy to get a long with. The company has a strong work/life balance ethic and promotes healthy lifestyles and flexible work hours. There are also many different work opportunities available to employees so its not uncommon for employees to bounce around to different business groups and job titles if they choose.

Cons

As with most DODs in this time and age, the money is not stable. Often times, programs and projects will stop on short notice due to funding cuts. Layoffs and staffing reductions are a constant threat. Many employees find themselves being forced to bounce around to new tasks and projects on a month by month or even week by week basis because funding issues. Also be prepared for lots of process and documentation. SW engineers will spend as much time with process and documentation as they will coding (if not more time).

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dissatisfied

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good corporate beliefs
    Smart people working here
    Pretty good pay
    Great place to retire to if you are near that age

    Cons

    No free time
    Overly stressful organizational issues.
    Lots of reinventing the wheel.
    People don't take much personal responsibility for issues.
    Have to keep track of time worked on projects even if you are salaried.
    Not the kind of place for ambitious folk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer I

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, RI

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good and the flexible work hours are helpful to most people. There is a core group of good people still left here but if the job market ever opens up again they likely will leave.

    Cons

    The performance review process is ridiculous. This identical review process failed in numerous other major companies and they dropped it. The management is staffed with people who were barely adequate engineers and they have carried this trait into their management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending all of your time trying fit into the Raytheon management template and try learning some real management skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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