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A decent place to visit, but I couldn't afford to stay there

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Former Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Arlington, VA

I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

I thought Raytheon was mostly fine. The benefits were fine. My coworkers were mostly good and helpful people. There was rarely an expectation to work past normal hours.

Cons

Compensation. I started out in a very junior role simply assisting a senior engineer maintain and develop some JSP sites. After a year though, the senior engineer found a new job elsewhere and I was left to maintain those sites alone. Later, I was tasked with entirely new development efforts in ASP.NET and SharePoint. That's the context I provide when I now inform you that in my nearly five years there I received no promotions, and my raises did not even keep pace with the rate of inflation much less surpass it.

You'll note below that I did check the box recommending this company to a friend. I do that because I think this division of Raytheon would still be fine for a short stint of say 2-3 years. Plus my situation was probably a bit more extreme than normal. My only advice is that if you feel you're getting shortchanged when the annual raise time comes around, don't believe them when they say it will be better next year.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I know Raytheon is a large company, so I'm sure of their management already knows this, but those that don't need to realize that undervaluing your employees may save you money in the short run, but is probably costing the company a fortune in the long run. The costs of high turnover are not insignificant.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    not much..stability, i suppose. it is a fairly average defense contractor

    Cons

    recruiting standards are subpar and culture is lacking

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    Stable but no room for growth

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II  in  Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Fullerton, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As stable as it gets, great people to work with, great work/life balance

    Cons

    No growth potential; low compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the high performers instead of operating with the notion that seniority counts for more than performance/potential

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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