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Great Place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Raytheon

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Direct management (i.e. the folks I really work for) is excellent. Pay is competitive, and work/life balance is excellent. The flexible work schedule, when workload allows, is very beneficial. My experience has been that the company works hard to place employees between contracts.

Cons

It can be stressful when the project you're working on ends, depending on what new contracts are being awarded. Emphasis on Six Sigma is annoying. Benefits are not what they were when I first joined the company.

Advice to Management

Ease up on Six Sigma.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    No respect for employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the best reason to work there is because the economy is awful and choices are few, so if you get an offer, you may as well take it and hope for the best.

    Cons

    Management treats contractors like lowly slaves who deserve no respect and can be dismissed at the drop of a hat without any explanation. There is a culture of disrespect and a clear division between the contractors and direct employees, its a modern day caste system. Most people are miserable but too scared to speak up for fear of retaliation.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what it was like when you were HUMAN?

  2. Helpful (1)

    Antiquated Technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Tewksbury, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits are good but expensive compared to other employers. Overtime cannot be forced and they do pay straight time for overtime (for salaried employees). Unless you commit one of 3 deadly sins, you won't get fired, so it is quite stable if all you want is a paycheck.

    Cons

    Antiquated technology, minimal resources for getting the job done, focus is entirely on time and budget, not on doing the job correctly, technical expertise level is quite low (almost incompetent). Raytheon seems to be a place where technically inferior folks hang out, waiting to retire. Salary is low compared to other companies. While they can't force you to work overtime, they do put pressure on you to do so. "Lifers" walk around the hallways with blank facial expressions, no passion and energy, just going through the motions. Don't question management...they know it all and will beat any "rebellion" out of you. They worship at the alter of "process". It is a very dull and negative place to work.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to hire technically competent people, offer reasonable salaries and treat them with respect.

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