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

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Falls Church, VA
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Falls Church, VA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Unbiased 4 years of experience at a good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Doing actual technical work. Getting hands on experience. Hughes legacy in El Segundo. Raytheon matches 4% of 401k without a vesting period. The annual bonuses of roughly 1.5-3.5% are small, but they are something. The week off between Christmas and New Years is very unique to the Aerospace industry. The company values Technical expertise as much or more than Managers.

    Cons

    Lost as a number. Management always talking about slim training budget.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to let go of under achievers and promote over achievers.


  2. Great growth and potential in upcoming years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great growth expected in the next few years. Fresher management is great for promoting new ideas, but redevelopment and reorganization of the engineers caused a lot of confusion on new job responsibilities. Benefits are great, salary is high especially for the area, and above all you contribute to the success of our products and safety to our troops.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is too big to get the right answers. As a new hire, this is especially frustrating, with no "product directory" to know who to call when you need an answer about a particular product line. Depending on your manager, sometimes the desire to move around is looked down upon. My manager strongly encouraged rotating in both design and manufacturing before settling into one area, but another manager was harsh when a coworker wanted to move areas after 18 months.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a rotational program for new hires. Not only are they exposed to the entire life cycle and design areas of the product, but they can impact one area after the program at a greater level of understanding. Do not discourage the chance to move, at least when one's work productivity decreases because of their dissatisfaction in their position.


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