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Big. Really big. Hard to see the forrest for the trees.

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Current Employee - Engineering Fellow in Dulles, VA
Current Employee - Engineering Fellow in Dulles, VA

I have been working at Raytheon

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Defense based culture - lots of patriotism, rules and process Attention to people - good work/life balance, diversity, benefits and compensation Aggressive when going after big contracts (big is spelled with a $B at RTN) Some truly outstanding talent

Cons

Defense based culture - lots of patriotism, rules and process Poor attention to tools and techniques - IT is particularly bad. Risk-adverse management skips or bungles the small but strategically important R&D programs. Always playing catch-up.

Advice to Management

Reward the innovative by going after the risky R&D contracts; reward the star performers with fast-track promotions.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    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 Management

    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.


  2. 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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