Raytheon
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www.raytheon.com Waltham, MA 5000+ Employees

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Good, not great. Stuck in a bubble.

Operations Engineer (Current Employee)
Andover, MA

ProsBenefits 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 Senior Management- 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work in America

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    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 Senior Management: Continue the Raytheon tradition to focus on people first. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Everything depends on your immediate management

    Mechanical Engineer II (Former Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Raytheon


    Pros: -Great work schedule -Great benefits -Good pay -Great locations to choose from Cons: There was no congruency across the organization. Had a fantastic experience in Tucson and had great reviews. Transferred to El Segundo for a… Advice to Senior Management: Give feedback. If someone isn't performing up to par, tell them what you expect. There are many young engineers in the organization that… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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