Raytheon
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Raytheon Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.4 127 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson

William H. Swanson

(65 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Systems Engineer

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    McKinney, TX

    ProsGreat company with great products and challenging technical work. Enjoyed working there as an electrical engineer.

    ConsWould have liked to seen more of a technical ladder. Management tended to be very program centric. Sometimes hard to move between programs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWell run organizations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy place to get stuck

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGood benefits and depending on your skills there is the possibility for many opportunities

    ConsBecause it is a defense contractor many of the positions are dependent on contracts. Also they are now trying to outsource many jobs to reduce costs. I have also noticed that they are not very many opportunities for those new into their career,most of their positions require 10+ years experience. So if you do get into the company before then you are kind of stuck.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Experiences vary, generally good for younger crowd.

    Senior Electrical Engineer II (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsProducts are state of the art and quality is very good. Young employees can advance and make good salaries while learning new tools and gaining experience, co-op students especially. Fortunate college grads can hire into a rotational role which affords greater breadth of experience, and often faster career growth.

    ConsThe company does not invest in it's employees' career and knowledge growth. The focus is all on processes and very little on talent. Too much favoritism, nepotism and reverse racism in advancement opportunities. Work life balance is not good for most individuals and HR does a poor job handling Leave of Absences, including pregnancies. Company prefers rank and file to be young.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on hiring talented individuals and placing competent persons into lower management roles.

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

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    Good company, few advancement opportunities

    Senior Manufacturing Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsSurrounded by very professional and talented people, very few managers micromanage, technical challenges daily. Pay and benefits are pretty much competitive (if on the lower side of industry averages) so this keeps a lot of employees from leaving the company.

    ConsOverall a good company to work for, but if you want to advance you will need to search and apply for new jobs in the company since very few managers help you out in this regard. In the last year the company has had multiple layoffs causing a very stressful workplace. It was especially discouraging that some good employees were chosen to be laid off over others that appear to be part of the "good ol' boy network".

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is frequently weak and there are often too many middle managers. People are not a high priority when it comes to advancement or layoff decisions so job security is always a concern.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Large engineering-focused company with strong leadership but a lot of middle management

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsFlexible 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)
    Great team and boss
    Current team is very flat organizationally so a lot of exposure to leadership
    Opportunities to work on exciting and challenging projects and assignments
    A big emphasis on learning, diversity, etc.
    Pretty good benefits

    ConsSometimes too much bureaucracy to deal with so great ideas can get lost in the mix
    It takes a while for "change" to take place because the company is so large
    Very engineering-focused, which can sometimes be a challenge for non-engineering functions

    Advice to Senior ManagementA lot of people in middle management are too complacent in their jobs and just waiting for retirement - get rid of the dead weight and hire/promote qualified individuals to take their place. Don't discount younger employees because of their age. If someone shows the potential, ability and the skill-set to handle a role, give them that opportunity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior leadership with vision

    Finance Manager (Former Employee)
    McKinney, TX

    Prosproduct portfolio, compensation, benefits, flexible schedule

    ConsVery large company with typical bureaucratic issues

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower you people. Less overt and more leadership.sigh

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

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    Almost 20 years in North Texas.

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Garland, TX

    ProsPay and benefits are good.

    ConsLong-term employment in Engineering and Program Management is possible, but challenging because most assignments are intense and short-lived. Can't always count on where you will be in six months.

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

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    Political

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Garland, TX

    ProsPay is good, time off is great, flexible schedule

    ConsVery political environment, ethical issues ignored.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach.

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

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    A great place to work.

    Communications Manager (Former Employee)
    McKinney, TX

    ProsVery employee-focused company. Numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth. Had the chance to work with very talented people.

    ConsEmployee head-count is at the mercy of federal defense spending. I wish more opportunities were available so that I could rejoin the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep employee morale at top-of-mind. I'm sure job security is a major issue given all of the lay-offs and division collapses that have occurred over the past few years.

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

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    Great People...Corporate doesn't always see that

    Senior Systems Engineer II (E04) (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsChallenging Problems, Steady, Good Contracts, Growth

    ConsSome programs are very top heavy, You have to change programs to move up...some engineers have good breadth of experience, but it is rarely noticed

    Layoffs...fact of life in defence right now

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook beyond those metrics in your rankings...definitely look beyong the performance reviews. There are some engineers and scientists that perform well outside of the pigeon holes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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