Raytheon

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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

I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 5 years)

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

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

    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
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    Office Space --- Everyday of your life... on repeat... high volume

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer II in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer II in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easy to fly under the radar.

    Cons

    Everything you see in the movie office space that makes you groan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the top performers with more than 2.15346346% raise when the "average" person gets 2.1512345%.
    Stop trying to make people do company-related work on their own time.
    Quit with the buzz-words/initiatives and actually DO something that makes sense.
    Promote managers that have leadership skills better than butt-kissing.
    Top leaders: At least pretend like you care while "the troops" are looking at you
    Top leaders: Come up with an actual plan for the Huntsville location. Everyone knows they are headcount.... just admit it already!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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