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Wonderful

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Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA
Former Employee - Quality Engineer in El Segundo, CA

I worked at Raytheon

Pros

Best place to work; good management.

Cons

Get rid of dead weight employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to recognize hard workers.

Recommends
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    marginally OK

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

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Some opportunity, salraies are OK.

    Cons

    raises are hard to get. Too structured, too much time card stuff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more freedom to be creative.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Typical for DoD contractor. Government policy/process can be difficult. Fascinating technology!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Excellent benefits compared to commercial sectors. Leading edge technologies within the R&D organizations. Few significant layoffs, although not immune as funding cycles occur. Where sufficient funding is obtained, process-controlled development for production is exemplary. Where supervisors are good, they are very good and a pleasure to work with and learn from. Great place to start a career due to retirement attrition in upper ranks. On programs with good visibility and when individual contributions have made a real difference, Raytheon recognizes and rewards appropriately.

    Cons

    Lowest-bidder Government acquisition policies result in under-bidding such that most work seems to be done behind schedule and with insufficient funds. Where funding is insufficient, development for may rely on corner-cutting to meet schedule and cost targets. Corner-cutting of any kind is actively discouraged via lip-service and much training, but harsh reality is day-to-day pressure to produce results puts developers between a rock and a hard place. There are some horrible program cultures and it's important to keep away from these if possible to have any hope of a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider filling middle and upper management with professional but non-technical staff rather than from home-grown engineering pool. Might not help, but could be worth trying.

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