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I just wish I still worked there.

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Current Employee - Product Development Technician in El Segundo, CA
Current Employee - Product Development Technician in El Segundo, CA

I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

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

Pros

Excellent pay
Great benefits
Management shows appreciation for responsibility and hard work
Interesting and important work
Comfortable work environment

Cons

Since it is a "union shop", seniority counts more than hard work
"Legacy workers" just kill time until retirement
Lower management can be disorganized when setting priorities

Advice to Management

Just because workers in another state work for less pay, too much rework of product negates the savings.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Tucson....total lack of respect

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very few to discuss benefits are like other aerospace compaines and are on the decline...as I said very few pros.

    Cons

    The place is filled with Hot-Heads, you will go home hating your job every-day. The company spends $1000's on a "respect" campaign making posters and mandating group training emphasizing “respect” however when you get in meetings or private settings coworkers turn into maniacs. The FACT the company has a respect campaign signifies they have a problem. Why would they spend money on a respect crusade if there were no problem?....STAY AWAY FROM RAYTHEON TUCSON.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of hot heads!

  2. Helpful (3)

    Too Corporate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, especially compared with the low cost of living in Tucson. Good benefits. Lots of technical course offerings (off-the-clock).

    Cons

    The hierarchy is extremely vertical: at any given time, you'll have 6-10 different bosses, all of whom have vastly different goals. The "rank and rate" system (the same as Microsoft's dreaded "stack ranking") determines merit raises and promotions entirely based on the opinion of the "functional" leaders who aren't involved in the work that you actually do. The travel policy is abusive; there's too much forced travel and you can't charge or flex travel hours, so you'll get stuck working 60+ hours every week without even being able to record anything past 40 on your timecard. There's also no charge number for most mandatory meetings and some of the mandatory training. Most young engineers get stuck doing paperwork (like writing requirements or documenting nonconformances) until they cease to have any useful technical skills. As you move up in the company, you'll get stuck constantly providing different cost/schedule statuses to each of your bosses, to the point where you have almost no time to get any actual work done.

    Advice to Management

    You're going to have problem retaining employees as the economy improves, since other options are looking better each day. Try treating employees as humans instead of numbers. Level out the hierarchies, since no one should ever have more than 2 bosses. End the abusive travel policies. Let smart engineers work on interesting challenges.

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