Raytheon Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Information Technology Analyst

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Analyst in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Analyst in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, wonderful boss, great leaning experience, white collar workplace, big company and lots of room to grow.

    Cons

    Not challenging, no push, no meetings not as much follow up

    Advice to Management

    Push interns


  2. Adventure in project variety

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Sudbury, MA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Sudbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Traveling, Customer Impact, Moderate Stability

    Cons

    Usually support work instead of engineering, massive process structures hinder opportunities to innovate

    Advice to Management

    The people are by far the most important resource to this company's success, don't leave them wanting


  3. Helpful (5)

    Retrospective

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -A mature company with highly developed processes -Complex defense products that make a difference

    Cons

    -Teams don't always follow processes -Lots of good ideas and intiatives; Need to walk-not just talk

    Advice to Management

    Practice integrity; Each layer of management should actively engage three layers down into the organization to see whats real; Need to work on better selecting your high potentials


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  5. I have had a Great time working for this company, however they ran out work in my field.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Sudbury, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Sudbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very proactive in all areas.

    Cons

    Sometime we have last minute to get thing done due a rush order.

    Advice to Management

    Great Company


  6. Helpful (2)

    Relatively secure place for a job, lousy place for a career

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    People are generally nice. The company tries very hard to keep employees around even during the downturns in the defense and government markets.

    Cons

    Low salaries, little room for advancement, highly political. Incredibly risk adverse limiting anything that might resemble innovation. Process and bureaucracy are the focus of 90% of every effort, making even the most simple things complicated, time consuming and expensive. Engineering approaches and tooling are decades old. Software is treated as a second class discipline to other engineering disciplines, despite the preponderance of software in all Raytheon systems. This is the epitome of an old-school, stone-age company relying on outdated methodologies and political connections rather than evolving with the ever-changing and fast paced world of engineering. Employees are viewed and managed as cogs 0 treated as interchangeable metrics with little regard to their individual skills and expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the arrogance of 19th century management theory and step into the 21st century.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Senior Systems Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid benefits, smart people, challenging work.

    Cons

    Solutions are often "throw more bodies at it". Red tape associated with defense contracting.

    Advice to Management

    Develop more engineers into client facing/business roles instead of hiring ex-military personal constantly.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Long-Term Career Opportunities at Raytheon

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Program Management in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Program Management in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    * Large company with locations throughout the US and the world * Multiple opportunities to change assignments -- and even your career path -- if you are willing to work hard and pursue those opportunities * Good pay and good benefits * Strong commitment to diversity -- in all of its possible interpretations * Excellent opportunities to work on international assignments

    Cons

    * Large company with and some bureaucratic processes * Industry is cyclical, with ups and downs over the years -- making job stability a concern (but not too much; the company is actively diversifying its portfolio through international customers)

    Advice to Management

    * Harness the energy of new ideas; empower your employees to pursue creative change, even if there is some risk of failure


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to grow

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    Former Employee - Intern in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots to learn, lax work environment, but you are expected to produce results

    Cons

    Politics, union makes things difficult to get things done


  10. Very good challenging company working on large-scale, cutting edge engineering radar and satellite comm. projects.

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    Current Employee - Software Task Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Software Task Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ability to move around and change roles across various areas.

    Cons

    Can get lost in the shuffle given how large of a company it is


  11. None

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    Former Employee - Engineering Fellow in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Fellow in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay no other good words

    Cons

    Hours and mgmt doesn't care

    Advice to Management

    Get new



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