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Leadership Development Program can be done a lot better

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Leadership Development Program in Falls Church, VA
Current Employee - Leadership Development Program in Falls Church, VA

I have been working at Raytheon

Pros

Place an emphasis on diversity
Promote job rotations and career development
Most leaders are great and easy to talk to
great benefits & work life balance
a lot of training opportunities if you are considered high potential
continuously improving over the past couple years
LDP allows select few employees to rotate to gain broad experience

Cons

not clear on promotion requirement
HR is not the best
middle management are mostly mediocre
hard to lose people that are non-value added
resistant to change at some sites that I worked
HR does not help LDPs enough to look for good positions
It's all about connections

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the many layers of management.
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Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Stable place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Overall it was a stable employment, good benefits, interesting work, ability to work on different projects. Mostly smart engineers, decent management

    Cons

    The biggest con I have is with how promotions are given. When I was up for a promotion from E1-->E2 I was told "you are already doing the work of an E2, and we are going to start giving you E3 work, but you don't make enough money to be promoted from E1 to E2."

    I received max. performance metrics in every category and exceeded all performance goals but "didn't make enough money" to be bumped up. It seems that promotions were strictly based on time-served and not performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make promotions merit based, not solely based on seniority. Also give Raytheon 6-sigma a break...We were forced to make up projects to be "certified" since it was a metric passed down...

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    With Good Reasons - Disgruntled Employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    - The benefits are terrific
    - Corporate management is with it, and is trying to modernize (socially, procedurally) the company (see cons)

    Cons

    - Middle management is entrenched in the 1950's (processes, values, expectations) and is stifling change
    - "Be creative" communications that start positive at the top corporate levels are changed to "obey" instructions by the time they percolate down through management layers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Undertake a large effort to evaluate managers fit with the stated Raytheon values (not the practiced values) - clear house of the ones that don't share the company values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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