Raytheon

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2 people found this helpful  

It is a great starter company, but don't let yourself get stuck.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Falls Church, VA
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Falls Church, VA

I have been working at Raytheon

Pros

I was lucky to be placed under an amazing boss. He was very supportive and helpful the entire time I was there. Most of the other employees were nice and helpful as well. There is definite room for growth in your career at Raytheon if you want it. You really need to make it known that you are trying to advance your career and be proactive in making it happen. They do a lot of fun things like popcorn Wednesday and Monday madness to keep work interesting. They also have a lot of programs to get involved in like Active for Life.

Cons

They never fire anyone. This may seem like a good thing because it means great job security but it also means that you are working with a lot of lazy people. This means that the majority of the work is done by a very select few people and these people aren't getting recognized for their hard work. Also, because everyone has been working there for so long, there are a lot of personal relationships that get in the way of work. Some managers will give merit increases to the employee they think needs the money the most, not the employee that works hardest. This is incredibly frustrating.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do more thorough evaluations of your employees. Every project is constantly needing money, chances are this is because you are paying some very slow people to do work. If you fire some people who aren't working hard, it might show other employees that they shouldn't be so secure in their job. Also, stop promoting from within! This company needs some outside influence in the management positions.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cutting edge technology and opportunities to work in many different fields.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Exposure to cutting edge technology and opportunities to work in many different fields if desired. Classified projects tend to be the most exciting and there's no shortage of them at SAS. When or if engineers are interested in trying a different type of task, line management does a good job of meeting those needs.

    Cons

    Another new initiative or process flowed out every few months. This causes workers to doubt the competence of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management should invest more in employee retention. Many younger engineers (in all of aerospace/defense - not just Raytheon SAS) are hopping from company to company every few years.

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    Plenty of room for learning and growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineering in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    There's currently a lot of growth and opportunities available - lots of room for movement and learning.

    Cons

    The majority of the population is senior, has worked in the industry forever, and are reluctant to listen to someone younger who might have new ideas for how to improve. So the typical managment person is an older white male, and that can be difficult to navigate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to let the hierarchy evolve to generate more input from employees. You need the entire population to be more engaged, and you need to be more willing to operate differently from the past.

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