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Lot's of opportunities to learn new skills

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ

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

Pros

-Lots of opportunities to learn new skills. To benefit from this you must be hard working, and willing to push for what kinds of jobs you want.
-Huge talent pool. There is no shortage of hard working, highly intelligent people

Cons

- Odd distribution of engineering performance. Many are great engineers, but many are dumber than a box of rocks. There are few in between. If you get the pleasure of leading a team, punt the dead weight early on.
- Easy to get stuck doing one thing if you are trying to do what's right for the company and not what's right for you.
- HR has clamped down on raises, promotions and bonuses.
- Only upper/middle management gets huge bonuses. Encouraged to work hard to solving crisis after crisis caused by poor management in order to ensure that the same management gets their fat 15-20%+ of salary bonuses. Then given a $250 award as a thanks for all the long hours and weekends. Insulting.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay for performance please. Only getting an extra 0.5% to 1% raise for outperforming >75% of your department is not pay for performance.

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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job and paycheck....

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

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security and there are some opportunities

    Cons

    Too much politics and a lot of paper driven type of work

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    Gotta hit the ground running

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Multi-Disciplined Engineer II
    Former Employee - Multi-Disciplined Engineer II

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good place to start and develop your career.
    Great people to be around regardless of where you work.
    You get every other Friday off.
    Good benefits
    Doesn't matter what hours you worked: as long as you worked the hours you're good

    Cons

    Have to be proactive in searching for work; can't expect work to be assigned to you immediately after you start
    Feels like you're isolated from the rest of the world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication so that the newer more junior employees can get integrated into the company better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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