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The place to work, if you can't do any better - I guess - great benefits

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Woburn, MA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Woburn, MA

I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

The Woburn gym!! They provide(d?) trainers there!
They pay pretty well. In 2007, an E04 Senior Software Engineer was making about 90K. An E05 could break 6 figures. (most people end in the 4-5 range) Given the level of ability at the plant, this pay was generous.
I left to complete a degree. I am making much more (several offers) than I was there. Of course, I don't see most of the people there leaving, nor would I recommend many at my new employment.

Cons

Work environment. As others have noticed,Raytheon gets paid "by the head". As a result, I have seen managers simply promote their friends. In several casess from 2002-2006, "screaming" incompetent managers existed in Woburn (as well as Bedford, Woburn's predecessor)
This would seem bad for the really talented, except that the really talented leave.
Several incendents of public bullying - 2006-2007 personally witnessed yikes!

Advice to Management

Stop promoting losers. If you have someone who is having regular meltdowns because they can't do their job, but you like them, train them.
Support your employees. Especially with educational benefits. Raytheons educational benefits are awful except for somene wanting to take "professional oriented" courses in conjunction with "work"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Raytheon (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They don't seem to fire incompetent employees

    Cons

    Career advancement is slooooow unless you know someone

    Advice to Management

    Don't stay in your office all of the time. verify what your directors tell you so you really know what is going on.

  2. Great but political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For someone who enjoys a process-focused environment with a lot of interesting projects and work, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Company culture was very political so successful people tended to be those who had the best high connections, to the detriment of the business sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Go outside of your box in networking with employees to get good ideas and a feeling for how employees really feel.

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