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Probably the best place to work in Tucson

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Former Employee - Engineer  in  Tucson, AZ
Former Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ

I worked at Raytheon

Pros

-NOTE: This review is for Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ
-Decent pay (for Tucson)
-Opportunities for continued education through the U of A or any graduate school that has distance learning program. Other on-site educational programs.
-Great work-life balance. 9/80 work week = 26 Off Friday's per year. Federal holidays on Monday's occasionally create 4 day weekends without any PTO. Paid vacation from Christmas through New Years.

Cons

-Salary compression
-Bureaucracy. Processes and procedures get in the way of progress.
-Politics - sometimes even within the Engineering department. Occasional conflicts between program and functional management.
-Not a lot of diversity in work content. There are specialists for every technical discipline and managers are sometimes territorial.
-Experience and ability isn't always the top consideration for new hires.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work harder to retain top performers and young engineers.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Raytheon

  1.  

    Solid place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    They have a great work/life balance
    There is a very intelligent workforce
    They have a good mission
    There are lots of speakers, clubs, and sports

    Cons

    As an engineer it is hard to move around
    Your career plateaus
    Benefits are not quite as good as Boeing
    Repayment for higher education is not as good as other employers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workforce about higher education desires
    The management is solid
    Some jobs are a waste and work goes in waves

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent growth opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager I Supply Chain  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager I Supply Chain in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    I'm in supply chain at Raytheon and in supply chain the average age of an employee is in the low 50s. As these people retire, my opportunities have increased. I managed to find a good mentor who genuinely cares as she helps on my career path.

    Cons

    At RMS there are 12k people in Tucson. It can be easy to get lost in the shuffle. Some managers, particularly front line, don't give feedback or they do a lousy job. If you work on the "wrong" program you can feel isolated or even unwanted at times. Recent salaried workforce layoffs in Tucson put some on edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to find a way to get your front line leaders to give feedback. If FLLs are supposed to guide you on your career then they need better skills.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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