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

Manufacturing Engineer I (Current Employee) Falls Church, VA

ProsI 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.

ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementDo 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) 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… Cons: Another new initiative or process flowed out every few months.… Advice to Senior Management: Senior Management should invest more in employee retention. Many younger engineers (in all of… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Plenty of room for learning and growth

    Engineering (Current Employee) Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon


    Pros: There's currently a lot of growth and opportunities available -… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Be willing to let the hierarchy evolve to generate more input from employees. You need the entire… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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