Raytheon

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4 people found this helpful  

Good, not great. Stuck in a bubble.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Andover, MA
Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Andover, MA

I have been working at Raytheon

Pros

Benefits are really the only thing that come to mind. The 9/80 and vacation and mod time are pretty reasonable compared to other large companies.

Cons

- Leaderships is smart, but not good at inspiring low level leaders to do the right things
- A bunch of slightly above average people doing the wrong things
- They talk continuous improvement, but its not really the mindset. Firefighting is what is rewarded, so that is what people do.
- Backward accounting system incentives terrible decisions on floor.
- If you miss a metric, you are often yelled at and punished. People are seen as the problem, never the system which enables mistake after mistake.
- Lack of diversity. All old white men. Everyone has only worked at Raytheon their whole career. No outside perspectives.
- Very political. All about who you know and who you do things for. Not meritocratic at all. Great people would likely leave this environment for faster upward mobility and more challenging positions.
- Terrible on boarding process. No respect for new employees. Push managers to invest in people at the front lines, not just speak it at the senior level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Figure out what the "crisis" is that can be used to drive true change at IADC. Bring in more outside leaders, especially at the top. Hire more women, minorities et al...
- Rethink your entire lean six sigma strategy. The current system is inherently flawed structurally. It does not drive continuous improvement. Less focus on tools and methods. More focus on people and management systems.
- Put more effort into onboarding. Show people respect, the good ones might not leave.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    O.k.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    large corporation & benefits. close to the beach and nice weather in southern california

    Cons

    large corporation, too much politics. There is not much room to move up in the company. Individual's job is too focused on the specialty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    what is the need of annual review? Get rid of it. Just ask what we need.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work in America

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sudbury, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sudbury, MA

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Core values you can relate, respect and live by

    Cons

    Employment could be Subjected to contract volatility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the Raytheon tradition to focus on people first.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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