Raytheon
3.3 of 5 1,264 reviews
www.raytheon.com Waltham, MA 5000+ Employees

Raytheon Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.3 1,264 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson

William H. Swanson

(585 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The company allows for a relatively flexible work schedule, and has great work/life balance"
    in 155 reviews
  • "Great Benefits, 9/80 Schedule (Every other Friday off)"
    in 121 reviews
Cons:
  • "In my experience didn't value work/ life balance"
    in 31 reviews
  • "Upper management often doesn't recognize how it is different from manufacturing"
    in 36 reviews
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Raytheon

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Raytheon

ProsExcellent Benefit Package is offered.

ConsWork force is dependent on Defense Budget.

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One company for 28 years

Finance Manager (Former Employee)
El Segundo, CA

I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCareer opportunities across the country and throughout the company, I moved and changed jobs every 5 years, always taking on more responsibilities and growth toward next management level.

ConsJob Consolidations and changes occur too often. Layoffs, loss of people with experience and history leaves a gap for new employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople, intellectual property is still the most valuable resource.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place

Supply Chain Planner (Former Employee)
Tucson, AZ

I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBenefits, time off, off Fridays. Balance of work

ConsReduction in contracts, layoffs, reduced pay raises

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Excellent place to work!

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Tucson, AZ

I worked at Raytheon full-time for less than a year

ProsThe sense of working for a company that is making a difference was fantastic. The people and groups were very pleasant to work with.

ConsThe time needed on site is difficult with small children.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This company has significantly fallen in the last 7 years

Senior Systems Engineer II (Current Employee)
Aurora, CO

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

ProsIf you are not very technically sound but like to punch numbers into a spreadsheet and create mind numbing processes, then you could be a part of senior management

ConsRaytheon goes through upper managers so fast, it's hard to know what direction the company is going. I can't remember the last time Raytheon won a significant contract at the Aurora site. It almost appears as if they are willing to let this branch go which makes no sense to the employees that have worked their for years.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Company - must experience employment

Senior Computer Systems Technologist I (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVacation; you start off with ample PTO (Paid-Time-Off) before you actually earn it. You get 10 Federal Holidays PLUS 2 floating holidays to use. The pay and benefits are great and depending on location the PTO also includes 10 duty-days off during the Christmas/New Year time. They have an excellent furlough policy/process

ConsIn the STL area - Raytheon had a SMALL presence - BUT they have a HUGE presence elsewhere in the US and overseas.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuarterly or semi-annual meetings either in person or VTC.

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

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Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
Andover, MA

I have been working at Raytheon as an intern

ProsDepending on the group you work for you may have the option of a 9/80 work week. You work 10 hours Mon-Thurs, 8 hours every other Friday and every other Friday off. The work can be stimulating at times, I was lucky enough to test and trouble shoot systems sent back from the feild

ConsThere were weeks when I have nothing to do.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep people busy especially if they are only going to be there for a few months

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Experience depends on your group

Senior Contracts Negotiator (Current Employee)
McKinney, TX

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

ProsThe Paid Time Office policy advances the entire year's vacation on Jan. 1 allowing you to take longer vacations during the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, you can only rollover 40 hours. Being able to work a 9x80 schedule is the best benefit. Some very bright employees.

ConsI have not seen a single process improvement project that improved the process. Some groups allow managers to be extremely disrespectful of others. I have seen some hostile work groups. Raises are on the lowest I have ever received.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to look at how to motivate instead of demotivating employees. Micromanagement does not work. Management should be hold managers to the company values.

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

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Worst place to start a career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Raytheon

ProsFlexible schedule, vacation days, employee discount, good medical benefits, different projects to work on, and that's all I can think of

ConsIIS has too many layers of management. It's a very cut throat environment. People will throw you under the bus just to save their own skin. A lot of layoffs because defense spending cuts. Do not expect a long lasting career at this company. Beware!!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the excessive layer of fat coming from management.

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Good experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 10 years

Proslots of travel, Benefits, Retirement, pay

Conswork assignments can be challeging

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