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Government leeches are on the way out.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Aurora, CO
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Aurora, CO

I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Most managers allow flexible schedules.

Cons

Raytheon is in a constant race to the bottom with Lockheed Martin. If Lock Mart only restocks their bathrooms once a week then Tuesday becomes "bring your own toilet paper to work day" at Raytheon too. Lock Mart doesn't have profit sharing so Raytheon has to stop that too (how can they be competitive if you don't cut standards?). Your career will become an effort to not stand out. If you bring up deficiencies in the processes that produce sub-standard code you will be singled out for poor performance reviews and slated for retaliation.
Record profits are don't mean raises that keep up with inflation. Raises have more to do with the party that holds the Presidency than what is actually happening in the world. Management sends out awkward emails that are legally allowed to "inform" voters which party is more likely to keep you from losing your job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Understand that not all engineers are created equally. If you have trained engineers you cannot replace them with anybody that has a Bachelor's degree and no experience.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Raytheon

  1.  

    Slow and Steady

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Raytheon is a large, diverse company with many different opportunities. It can weather the ups & downs of defense market by shifting focus to international or civilian business, etc. If you are interested in doing different things, you can usually find something within the company.
    It's hard to generalize with such a large workforce, but for the most part people care about their job, and try to do their best.
    The company offers industry standard pay and benefits - not the best, but not bad either.

    Cons

    Being a defense contractor, most programs are not dealing with cutting edge technologies. The company is very process driven, which stifles creativity somewhat, but allows for more consistent results.
    Corporate culture is slow to change and react to markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in R&D and business development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Blind leading the blind

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They hire engineers, pay for graduate school, and some of the projects are interesting. Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Compensation: It varies wildly based on your "business." Employees in one business get more time off, profit sharing, and bonuses while others get nothing.

    Promotions: If you are a new hire get ready to wait two years before your first promotion because regardless of how good you are at your job you wont get promoted before that. Get ready to see the guy sleeping in his cubicle, literally, get promoted at the same rate as you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate and promote based on merit, not time served. Get rid of the dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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