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Software Engineer right out of College.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Marlborough, MA
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Marlborough, MA

I have been working at Raytheon

Pros

- benefits
- pay is decent (including bonus)
- work and life balance is great here - managers are more than willing to work with you
- ability to travel

Cons

- The location is horrible, making for a terrible commute (unless you live right in Marlborough)
- Promotions are generally given every 2 years; working harder than others doesn't guarantee a promotion
- work is not exciting
- management (especially in Marlborough), isn't competent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- better communication to employees
- if you implement a CMMI process, follow it. Don't just use the "CMMI" rating as a tool to win bids
- treat employees with more respect;
- PM's need a manager that overlooks their work and makes appropriate changes, as necessary

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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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.
    Open for

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Stable place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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