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Raytheon Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
1,566 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is excellent for such a large accounting organization (in 180 reviews)

  • Time-off: 9/80 schedule allows for 9 hour workdays and every other Friday off (in 133 reviews)


Cons
  • In my experience didn't value work/ life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management often doesn't recognize how it is different from manufacturing (in 44 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good work life benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Tewksbury, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. No casual overtime required. Very flexible managers.

    Cons

    Work is a bit boring, and you don't get much say in the specific work you do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start engineering in the defense industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Woburn, MA

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    It's a large company with good benefits, good training and development opportunities, and a global presence. This was a great place to get my feet wet as a recent engineering graduate. The 9/80 schedule is great because then you can take every other Friday off to run errands or take a long-weekend getaway.

    Cons

    The matrix organization structure makes it difficult to understand who exactly you work for. As a defense contractor that relies on government spending, Raytheon also deals with a lot of volatility in its workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's been great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Fair schedule, lots of opportunity, fair compensation. Manager are generally open to New ways of thinking and respect perspectives of younger talent.

    Cons

    There is a lot of process established within the company. There can be times when some of this process doesn't align with other parts of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open to younger talent and also work towards more alignment of business processes. The growing depth of ERP capability should lend to greater automation of business reporting and analysis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Fair management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager I in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager I in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a sense of doing something good that is bigger than yourself.

    Cons

    Large companies have red tape, without someone to help guide you through or an attitude to "figure it out" its easy to get stopped. However, good ideas tend to be listened to by management regardless of the tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more agile in HR. You know a significant portion of your workforce is nearing retirement age. You are not attracting and keeping the younger to middle age talent to back fill them. There are a lot of smart people at all levels of the company, if we can figure out how to be more nimble and really change our Culture around this, we'll improve in all our goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Radar engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Radar in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Radar in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work is very good yes so, stop asking

    Cons

    Work is very bad no do y pi u have any more gum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compansation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cost & Schedule Control Analyst in Sudbury, MA
    Former Employee - Cost & Schedule Control Analyst in Sudbury, MA

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Interesting work and helping our troops

    Cons

    Downsizing recently due to efficiencies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best place for software engineering intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, employees and work environment.

    Cons

    Secretive (but they have to be).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    software engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    great compensation package, good challenging work, good work-lefe balnce, training opportunitties,

    Cons

    leadership not attuned to the workers, limited growth opportunitties, dwindling federla budgets...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Stable but limited

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Tewksbury, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Great benefits and set work schedule. Good for established engineers. Many locations around the world

    Cons

    Lower pay relative to other industries. Complex management structure. Many non qualified hires working in the company due to referrals.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Always ride the waves of industry growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was treated very well and laid off due to a workforce reduction during restructuring.

    Cons

    Primarily the peaks and valleys common to the defense industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To make the most out of the employee experience, and maximize return from the all important human resource, I would advise some sort of (optional) formalized individual career counseling, perhaps as an HR service that would be more structured than the mentoring program, which is excellent for what it is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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