Raytheon

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Some good, some bad. Come in as an early career HRG, and you'll be okay.

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Current Employee - Principal Human Resources Generalist in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Principal Human Resources Generalist in Tucson, AZ

I have been working at Raytheon full-time

Pros

Pay seems to be at or above market. Raytheon is a big player in the defense industry, so you'll get to know it well. If you're an early career HR professional, this may be a great place to stay for a few years to get some experience.

Cons

Antiquated performance management philosophy, no real HR innovation. You're graded against your peers in order to get a raise, so no real incentive to collaborate with other HR people. Incredibly tactical, administrative HR function focused only on deadlines, not on process improvements.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show up as leaders, not just managers. Reward those willing to innovate and find better ways to do to things. Figure out how to make the HR Services Model actually work so that every HR role isn't just a tactical / admin role.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves 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.  

    Good company with competitive salary

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    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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