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Better times behind us

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Tewksbury, MA
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Tewksbury, MA

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

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

Pros

Decent starting pay
Educational benefits if you are in your field (ie Finance in Finance area)
Fast paced at times

Cons

Poor raises
Very difficult to get Educational benefits if you are not in your field (ie Finance supporting Engineering area)
Very content on doing things the same. Lacks investigation and improvement
Difficult to move around

Advice to Management

Give employees time to innovate

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Extremely slow paced, easy to get lost as an early career employee.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sudbury, MA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sudbury, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent amount of resources at the company to tap into.
    Flexible scheduling with 9/80 and mod time.

    Cons

    Takes awhile for anything to get done.
    Easy to get lost.
    Tons of great engineers and not enough work to be done.
    Very old school management

    Advice to Management

    Help early career employees find a path and a task to be passionate about.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Too Corporate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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