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Helpful (4)

Lackluster job with very little career growth or training, lots of daily Catch-22s that you cannot avoid

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Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Tucson, AZ

I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

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

Pros

Decent pay and benefits, but I can't say much better about this place. What you get when you start is what you'll be making when you leave.

Cons

Advancement only through high school style politics. Pigeon hole career paths. Struggle for resources to get your job done.

Advice to Management

Drop the petty politics, let people do the work they need to do, and review them on that basis (and not review them on their political kissing-up)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    This company promotes time card fraud and hostile work environments.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawton, OK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Other than some decent pay for entry-level positions, I can't think of any pros about working for this company.

    Cons

    Time card fraud occurs on a daily basis. Instead of seeing how much money this company can save the government customer in dollars, they see how much they can spend, spend, spend! As a result, the employees are affected by being forced to work unnecessary overtime. Some employees were instructed by their leads to do 25 hours of overtime a week despite the lack of work to support such overtime. Some employees watch Youtube to pass the time, yet their supervisors hand them government contract charge numbers like candy. All of this lowers employee morale, because really, people want a personal life. With low employee morale, there is a high attrition rate as well. Therefore, more overtime to spend the government's money forced on only a handful of people! Needless to say, things get a bit hostile, increasing stress. But this company is too afraid to dispose of hostile workers. Their policies open them to lawsuits.

    Advice to Management

    If you're having employees work 25 hours of overtime a week, having them sit there and do nothing during those hours? The government probably needs to cut your budget for the next year. Your company promotes a work/life balance and ethics. You probably follow those ideas.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Lot's of opportunities to learn new skills

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

    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

    -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 Management

    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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