Raytheon Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance most of the time (in 180 reviews)

  • Allows 9/80 schedule for some employees (in 133 reviews)

Cons
  • In my experience didn't value work/ life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • I was hoping to retire from Raytheon but upper management did not look at the ramifications of laying me off (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Great Place To Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Goleta, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting Work, Nice People, Work life Balance, Good Medical Benefits, Clean Work Environment

    Cons

    There are no promotion opportunities. People who are talented, tell the truth and work hard seem to stay in the same position for a very long time. You have to empty your own trash as of December 2013 they eliminated trash cans for workers.

    Advice to Management

    Do not use the same people who cause problems to fix the problems that they caused. Find out who is really doing the work and listen to what they have to say with out bulling them into getting a pre-determined answer.


  2. Great place for those who have no direction and or motivation to do work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RVS Operations in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - RVS Operations in Goleta, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some management that understands how an organization is suppose to perform but few and far between.

    Cons

    Not a place to start or extend a career it is where careers go to die. Lack of vision and commitment which shows why the organization needed the government to survive which is one of the reasons why they are still around till this day. Companies that manufacturer similar product such as FLIR are far superior and makes one wonder how and why they provide such product.

    Advice to Management

    Get people that know their job and that will invest to do what is right prior to an Osha incident let alone a situation that will shut the antiquated systems down. Do not put people in positions that do not have the knowledge whether they are married to program managers or has been their for over 20 yrs.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Its a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Goleta, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well, good benefits, 5 weeks PTO

    Cons

    Poor management communication, uncertain future of company remaining in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, really listen...to all employees


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  5. The company is big corporation and its challenging to Experience the product that has evolve in the 90 years design .

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Goleta, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Learn the culture of people and respect to get along, It has long term benefits for advance career and retirement.

    Cons

    The company has a lot of activity support understanding media to promote the new challenge it is a very will composed

    Advice to Management

    The management is will chosen have a very respected .The action of people training and promotion is not recognize.The pay is good there is some individual not helpful.


  6. Raytheon vision systems

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Goleta, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is very good and the job presents few technical demands. I recommend this company to someone at a stage in their careers where they want to focus their real energies outside of work. For example, parents with young kids and engineers interested in earning a second degree while workin full-time do well here.

    Cons

    All levels of management are technically ignorant in general and new to RVS and IR sensors in particular (in my management chain no one has held their current job for more than 2 years). They thus lack technical knowledge or practical experience to make rational decisions. You will lack management support for growing your own or departmental capabilities because they honestly will have no frame of reference in which to evaluate any requests. Thus, decisions are made primarily on a political basis. If you are technically oriented, RVS is a poor choice.

    Advice to Management

    You should learn something about the key performance characteristics of an IR detector and how these are measured. Then you should walk down into the test labs and evaluate what you see there in light of your new knowledge.


  7. Challenging work !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work with good benefit and diversified culture

    Cons

    personal growth not much in the company

    Advice to Management

    motivate employees for growth in the company


  8. 30 years at Raytheon

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Goleta, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, steady job, good working conditions, great people

    Cons

    big corporate dictates downsizing to smaller organizations. Long hours and lots of corporate pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the people fairly


  9. Intriguing challenges, Stifling bureaucracy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer/Scientist in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer/Scientist in Goleta, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many world-class challenges and projects. Some great teams of people in many aspects of the companies operation. Wide variety of jobs and locations. Tech leaders in many areas.

    Cons

    Large organization with many policies, procedures, and guidelines which can sometimes be hard to navigate. Budgeting can be quirky, leading to some terrible dilemmas in the use of obsolete tools and instruments

    Advice to Management

    Chart a constant course with clear priorities, bring all levels of the team of 80,000 people into the game. Improve efforts at young/early career staff retention. Quit being just a "resume builder" for bright young people.


  10. My experience at Raytheon was average.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Goleta, CA

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large, worldwide company with diverse technologies and applications. The technology is cutting edge and Raytheon is an industry leader.

    Cons

    The culture is behind the time. Many of the long time employees don't put much stock into ideas from new employees. Over abundance of policy's that sometimes slows the growth process.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like people and not a number.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Raytheon is a good place to work but lost of metrics and always scrambling for charge numbers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Goleta, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful environment with good benefits. Lots of tools and good performance bonuses

    Cons

    Old technology and lots of metrics, stuck in whatever gear you come in. Hard to move out of current job

    Advice to Management

    Give people a path for growth



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