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Systems Engineer

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Former Employee - Systems Engineer II  in  Fullerton, CA
Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Fullerton, CA

Pros

Very flexible schedule even with the 980 schedule. Mediocre benefits. 10k a year for tuition reimbursement. Year end government shutdown. It's a great place to work if you are older and have a family, since you put in your hours and leave at the same time everyday.

Cons

Not a place I would recommend if you are still very early in your career. Lots of red tape. No clear vision. No transparency. Leadership is pretty weak. Not a whole lot of direction from management. Lots of silos. Weak incentives and bonuses equate to low motivation to do well. Slow and weak organizational culture. Difficult to move up, as you get stuck doing one thing. Pretty easy to fall between the organizational cracks. Projects aren't that exciting and technology is archaic. Mentorship program is pretty weak. No leadership development program. No real loyalty from employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    30 years at Raytheon

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Goleta, CA

    Pros

    Good pay, steady job, good working conditions, great people

    Cons

    big corporate dictates downsizing to smaller organizations. Long hours and lots of corporate pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the people fairly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Varied Career opportunities and experience, excellent benefits, but you're at the mercy of local management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX

    Pros

    Great pay, great experience, great benefits, and good (if sporadic) opportunities. The technological challenges and projects are interesting and rewarding.

    Cons

    The whole business seems to be in such a state of flux, that you don't know what you'll be doing from one year to the next. Also, your quality of work life can vary dramatically from one location or project to another. On one project you'll feel like you have management support, you'll work mostly 40 hours a week, and people get along. On another project, you'll work 60 hours a week, you'll constantly dread a conversation or request for status from your manager, and everyone constantly talks about how bad it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some teeth in your excellent policies spelling out behavior guidelines and respect. Having management police themselves does not work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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