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Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ

I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

-flexible 9-80 schedule. Christmas to new year closure. a lot of good little benefits, rec center, education reimbursement.

-there are some hardcore headcases, but you generally won't butt heads with them. unless you also strive to be one.

-the average employee is generally friendly and laidback. throw a rock and you'll hit a jovial, knowledgeable, pudgy conservative dad in a Hawaiian shirt counting days to retirement.

-if you are really ambitious and don't care about your personal life there is some room for you. if you want to coast and never work over 40 a week, there is room for you. if you are somewhere in between, its a bit dicier.

There are many many many programs and departments, each of which is a fiefdom in itself. The higher profile "great for your career" type projects tend to be the draining ones with angrier people.

Cons

-advancement and training for young engineers. basically hope you are put in a good program where you can learn. there are no serious programs in place if you aren't marked as a high performer early on.

-No real career paths. Just a bunch of pep talks and a powerpoint and few half-assed meetings. Basically latch onto a midlevel manager and get directed around.

-training is terrible, a series of webmodules.

-Upper Management has in recent years distanced themselves even further from the common employee

Advice to ManagementAdvice

should i pack up my bags for Huntsville, while you dismantle Tucson?

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great but slow-pace environment.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Diversity initiatives are great; join an ERG! (Enterprise Resource Group)

    Cons

    Slow-paced environment, not many sponsors to support career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Raytheon is an excellent place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are the best and the ability to grow and learn is great. There is always a free lunch somewhere. Their "Reboots" are very interesting and help grow your abilities! Section heads are very compassionate and do work hard to get you where you want to be.

    Cons

    they do layoff people; even those that work their tail off and just got promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult with the program leadership before laying off valuable people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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