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Good place to work, but need some improvement in management.

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer I  in  Woburn, MA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Woburn, MA

I have been working at Raytheon

Pros

balance in work and life, good people, location, educational assistance benefits, good work.

Cons

Hard to get promoted, Very hard to get a pay raise.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people to work with, but management is terrible

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    There is a lot to be learned from fellow engineers who are very helpful
    Good benefits package

    Cons

    Promotion process can be very political
    Working for DoD creates a fest or famine mentality inwhich people are generally afraid to take risks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more directly to project management instead of through line managers who introduce personal and political preference over quality of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very Political, but a great foot in the door to Mother Raytheon.

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Even though its the fair haired step child, it's still part of Raytheon, and there are opportunities to jump ship. If you're content with a stagnant career and just want to wind out the clock, management will not push you to do more. Schedules are hectic, but the flex schedule permits some extra time off without burning PTO. Aging workforce makes it easy for a go-getter to stand out.

    Cons

    RTSC-Indy gets two fewer holidays than RTSC. RTSC is not Raytheon proper, so there is no profit sharing and wages are lower than the rest of the company. The engineering group in Indianapolis is huge, so be prepared to be treated as a number. Also, senior management doesn't want people who take on more responsibility and then ask for promotions. Process for promotions is based more on politics and favorites than the corporate classification guide or good work. You'll be told about mythical things like achievement awards, but they never happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to shake up management and rotate new blood into roles. There are too many talented people who get frustrated at the lack of change or advancement opportunities and leave. If you want your peak performers to treat your organization as anything other than a doorstep to the rest of Raytheon, it's time to offer comparable pay, promotions, and benefits.

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