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It's an okay place

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA

I have been working at Raytheon

Pros

There is a great work/life balance and a lot of training opportunities for all employees. The salaries are very competitive and the benefits are great. Week off between Christmas and New Years is a huge plus. Match with the 401K is very competitive as well.

Cons

It is not a streamlined organization so it can be very confusing to find opportunities for growth and networking. Only 15 days PTO which is well below many of our competitors. Raises are just okay, so best to negotiate well coming in the door. They will pay for the good folks. They could use better career pathing or communication of career pathing as well.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reach out to your employees more - be more accessible. Communicate more.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just the Facts

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Raytheon provides a very flexible work environment which allows telecommuting when necessary. Also Raytheon has a firm stake in the educational advancement of its employees. The company has provided a lot of funding to obtian a MSEE degree and further down the line a PhD degree to transition into a technical leadership role. Also once management determines your value they tend to really challenge you with an abundance of work and if successful can lead to very nice raises and promotions. Overall Raytheon is a good place to work, stable employment, very good benefits, and nice people. I would recommend it.

    Cons

    Raytheon rushes projects because most of its leadership does not possess the knowledge to make good technical decisions or do not ask the right people fo rinput. This leads to a very hectic work life filled with panic. Many times you are forced to work over time to catch up on bogus estimates. Compensation is also limited to annual budgets and too many layers of management make obtaining recognition hard unless your management truly fights for you. Also many of the jobs at Raytheon require US Government clearance that can place restrictions on where you go on vacation or who you may associate with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the retention of young engineers

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work life balance, though not challenging

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II  in  Sudbury, MA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Sudbury, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Raytheon gives a very good work-life balance. The flex time is a bonus that is essential for people with children. The benefits are very good -- medical, dental, visual, other insurance benefits are comprehensive. On most projects, work is not too demanding, and could easily do 40 hours a week. This is significantly less than the more competitive commercial field.
    Education assistances towards obtaining higher degrees is readily available
    Raytheon stresses on work ethics, most people treat each other with respect.

    Cons

    Compensation is competitive when you first enter, however, raises drop off to single digits. After about 3-5 years in the compny, it is not worth staying since your peers in the engineering field in outside industry is already making more.
    Work is not challenging, there is not much to learn. There is stress on processes, tend to do more process and paper work than actual design and engineering. May not be a good place to learn and grow as someone straight out of college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show appreciation towards the employees more, focus on progress

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