Raytheon
3.3 of 5 1,350 reviews
www.raytheon.com Waltham, MA 5000+ Employees

Raytheon Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.3 1,350 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson

William H. Swanson

(631 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Flexible work schedule provides excellent work-life balance"
    in 160 reviews
  • "Time-off: 9/80 schedule allows for 9 hour workdays and every other Friday off"
    in 125 reviews
Cons:
  • "In my experience didn't value work/ life balance"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Upper management often doesn't recognize how it is different from manufacturing"
    in 38 reviews
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    Good company. Below average movement

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsWork-life balance. Work pace is slower than my pace. Technology is cutting edge. Peers are great to work with. Pay is decent. Benefits are good

    ConsMovement for career growth is hard. Lack of communication from upper management. Seems people get promoted based on seniority, not effort. Fewer diverse LT members. Tracking your time is tedious and doesn't lend itself to make improvements unless you have permission at every step of the way

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward your rising stars or they will ALL leave. Don't be afraid to take a chance on promoting someone because they don't perfectly fit the position. Growing into a position is just as important as doing the position

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A decent place to work

    Software Developer Intern (Former Employee)
    Sudbury, MA

    ProsGood work / life balance
    Fair compensation

    ConsRepressive corporate culture
    Bad management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Financial Analyst II - El Segundo, CA

    Financial Analyst II (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsGreat work-life balance, I love the 9/80 schedule. Good Paid Time Off (PTO).

    ConsOverhead and deadweight employees are slowly killing Raytheon and driving the business out of California. All manufacturing business is moving little by little to Texas & Mississippi. Raytheon has a horrible problem of promoting incompetency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many middle managers who lack experience in the fields they manage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Trying to grow with company has been difficult

    Team Leader (Current Employee)
    Andover, MA

    ProsSalary is average, benefits are good

    ConsTrying to grow with the company seems next to impossible, unless you "know someone."

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Delayed gratification

    Financial Analyst II (Current Employee)
    Andover, MA

    Pros- Low stress
    - Secure job
    - Interesting industry
    - Competitive initial pay
    - Mobility within company

    Cons- Advancement is painfully slow
    - Compensation increases at about the rate of inflation
    - Not a lot of room for

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvance young high performers more quickly, otherwise you will lose them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunities for advancement, as long as they set you up with the right boss...

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Tucson, AZ

    ProsVery flexible schedule and 9/80

    ConsGovernment Contractor so very political and stuck in the past

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Government sector services contractor

    Program Manager (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsLarge company, major business unit of Raytheon Company which is a major defense contractor. Starting 4/1/2013, RTSC combined with Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems to become Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services business unit. Numerous avenues for career growth, good benefits, solid business model and potential.

    ConsFrequent reorganization. Tends to be high-priced on contracts which limits the number of contracts they win in this competitive environment. Cross functional team management structure causes a lot of cost and schedule overhead, slow to make business decisions, slow to change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to streamline decision making and lower overheads by trimming the organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, great benefits, great engineering

    Electrical Engineer II (Former Employee)
    Tewksbury, MA

    ProsGreat labs, phenomenal people to work with, interesting problems.

    ConsBeware the red tape, time accounting, certifications and other things that eat away at your time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, many opportunities to grow and learn, can be very bureaucratic

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsMany opportunites to grow, learn, and move if you choose. Generally very well managed and smart leaders.

    ConsEasy to get caught up as just a number. If people want to do the bare minimum, they can get away with it and it's very difficult to get rid of bad employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work schedule, 6% 401k match

    ConsSlow to make decisions around many things

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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