Raytheon
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www.raytheon.com Waltham, MA 5000+ Employees

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Life rolls over you at Raytheon with layoffs of 5000-10,000 people in 2013

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
McKinney, TX

ProsGood Salary, Great Benefits... unless you get laid off

ConsLayoffs resulting from Senior management failing to remain competitive and rely on sole source contract renewals versus competing for new business resulting in the demise of at least one of the major business divisions at Raytheon. The leaders get the golden parachutes while the employees get the layoff notices... 5,000-10,000 of them in 2013 with Wall Street cheering on the current CEO who is also about to retire and wants to preserve the value of his stock options.

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    For The Young Only

    Senior Manf Engineer (Current Employee)
    Forest, MS

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: 9/80 Work Schedule (Every other Friday off) Cons: The "Forced Rating System" is used not allowing actual deserved performance ratings by supervisors (i.e. most great performers told they are doing fair only or… Advice to Senior Management: A new CEO with "christian faith" must make major… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    6 years at Raytheon as a Software Developer and Technical Lead Role

    Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Tewksbury, MA

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Challenging work, bright people, competitive salary, generous benefits with opportunties… Cons: Managment is resistant to change, does not always respect opinions of employees and may stifle the career otherwise… Advice to Senior Management: Try to respect opinions of new employees and allow them to choose… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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