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Raytheon Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
1,528 Reviews
3.4
1,528 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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    work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist I in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist I in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    good educational assistance program and leadership

    Cons

    not much mobility after entry level job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better initial traning for incoming entry level employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at Raytheon as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large Company, great opportunities to move up, 9/80 is awesome.

    Cons

    Large company, Easy to get sucked into the culture, it sometimes feels like you are not making a difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    First job out of college

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Marlborough, MA

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

    Pros

    They teach you how to do your job. They do not overwork you (and if they do, they compensate).

    Cons

    A bit sluggish pace. Feels like government sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to get into commercial business faster.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Headed in Wrong Direction with IT Centralization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Architect in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Architect in Tewksbury, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mostly US citizen workforce, no offshore

    Cons

    Weak senor management, managers should leave their office and get out on the floor more often, meritocracy, low technical and process maturity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more experienced sr. IT management who have actual hands on IT experience in their history.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Over paid seniors and under paid new employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler C in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Assembler C in Andover, MA

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You clock in and do nothing for eight hours.

    Cons

    The government is over paying for contracts. In turn we are all paying with our taxes for a company like Raytheon to allow waist. They start out new employees at less than $20,000 a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing they can really do. The union is ridiculous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA

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

    Pros

    You get to work on interesting military projects.

    Cons

    Technology is often outdated providing no marketable skills. There is little to no career advancement opportunities. Union mentality in that tenure is valued more than skill or ability.

    Managers are not good leaders - tenure leads to management rather than ability to lead. Managers to not have the leadership skills to be good mentors or provide career advice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect rather than like factory workers who's only value is the number of widgets they produce.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Evolution not kind to older employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Tewksbury, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Tewksbury, MA

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

    Pros

    The old conservative environment is changing for the better for younger newer employees.

    Cons

    The consequence for older employees is that you have become marginalized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have upper management assignments better reflect the perspectives that you garner from the general employee population, i.e. do what you say, and say what you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Raytheon

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer in Sudbury, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer in Sudbury, MA

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects to work on

    Cons

    Can be diffiicult to get good assignments, doing a good (or great) job on an assignment does not translate into career advancement. It is often necessary to move from project to project, organization to organization, to find suitably interestng and challenging work. Even harder to advance into management. Women are not taken seriously either technically or as managers. Women can apply for jobs through human resources and if they are deemed qualified the hiring manager is required to interview them, but that's about it. Just this week I was one of 5 candidates for a techical management job, and the only candidate to have risen through the ranks. Needless to say I did not get the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting if you're willing to relocate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Tewksbury, MA

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

    Pros

    Experience, exposure, employees, benefits travel

    Cons

    Too many managers spoil the rest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider eliminating middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing training ground for early career individuals. Learned so much in my time there. People are wonderful. Plenty of career advancement opportunities - especially in new england if you are willing to commute to the other sites. Great medical & dental benefits.

    Cons

    Worked endless hours. No such thing as a day off. Expectations are that you will reply when you are out of the office. Partly my fault because I didn't set boundaries from the start. Variable compensation is only at the higher levels in the company (Sr. Manager and above) so this is a deterant for good early career talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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