Raytheon Mission Operations and Services

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Raytheon Mission Operations and Services Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
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  1.  

    Love the people. But treatment not the same across the 4 Raytheon businesses.

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

    I have been working at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Pretty good benefits. Decent health insurance. Company match on 401K contributions (but it's only 4%). Management is very pro-diversity and pro-family. It's not hard to get a flexible work schedule if you can show that you're responsible and can be trusted to get your work done.

    Cons

    Raises average around 2% / year across the board. Even the EXCEPTIONAL employees don't get more than 4%. Raytheon IIS doesn't do profit sharing, but the other 3 Raytheon businesses do. So an exceptional employee at Raytheon IIS gets less than an average or poor employee at the other 3 Raytheon businesses. Raytheon IIS has "achievement awards" for employees who are exceptional, but they pale in comparison to the automatic profit sharing that employees receive in the other business units without lifting a finger. It's a bit of a slap in the face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees aren't buying the whole " IIS achievement awards are just as good as the profit sharing at the other businesses" thing. The decision to remove profit sharing from IIS is making MANY employees start to look elsewhere, and we're starting to lose good people. It was a slap in the face, all under the guise of "remaining competitive in the industry". Well, if that's true, then how can our competitors all afford profit sharing? And how can our sister Raytheon businesses afford it?

  2.  

    Raytheon is a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Raytheon provides a quality working environment, better than average benefits and a genuine concern over the wellbeing of their employees.

    Cons

    Like any large corporation, bureaucratic regulatory necessities can get in the way of day to day business and can have a negative effect on employee moral. Constant training on the benefits of diversity give the impression of special treatment to the targets of diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the emphasis on mentoring.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Stressful division with failing business model - not representative of Raytheon as a whole

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services full-time

    Pros

    Great talent, collaborative work culture

    Cons

    Reactive, firefighting division whose short term decisions lead to long term damage. Low morale. Employees are treated as expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit your strategy, stop cutting benefits, and really invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ethics, diversity, inclusion, pay considerations, teamwork

    Cons

    Government contracting can be tricky, layoffs if no work is available because a contract ends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find and advance the talent that you have in your current pool of employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Sweat shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Technologist II in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Technologist II in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can only speak for the Aurora, CO division. Other sites may be better environments.

    Benefits are good (not great) for a family life.
    Good starter company to gain experience and resume builder.
    Access to world travel opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Promotion, past entry to mid-level, is thru attrition and nepotism not actual skill.
    Management beats down motivation and buries the self-starters with bureaucracy and procedure.
    Takes 5 times the effort to do simple projects. Quickly burn out trying to find any accomplishment within your job.
    Management uses procedure to cover up incompetence.
    High turn over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead weight in the middle to upper management. Projects and programs are obnoxiously top heavy in managers.
    Open up to newer ideas and technologies and stop road-blocking them with piles of procedure and excuses.
    Cut (not eliminate) the power of the accountants to dictate engineering decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Overall good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -Good benefits
    -Good people around you

    Cons

    -DOD is cutting budget
    -We need a Republican in office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time, overall satisfactory.

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  8.  

    My experience in Alice Springs as an MOS employee has been poor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Alice Springs (Australia)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Alice Springs (Australia)

    I have been working at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * The technologies are fun to support
    * The impact on the world
    * The pace of life versus a city in the USA
    * If you're going to get laid off this is the place to come and hide
    * Get to work with some Australians with no formal education or training
    * Fun to vacation in Australia but due to how short staffed the program is it is difficult to get time off

    Cons

    * If you've invested a significant amount of time and money getting an engineering degree the Raytheon contracts should be avoided in Alice Springs because your skills will erode
    * Horrible communication from management to the employees (the maintenance manager never shows up for a meeting he schedules with his people)
    * Management treats the employees as expendable
    * Several years into the contract the roles and responsibilities are still not clearly defined
    * Promotions are done via the "Good ole' boys club"
    * Management create jobs with a "title" to create the illusion that there is advancement. They are looking for a mule to do the work that they don't understand. There is no promotion or pay raise that goes with these jobs...but s/he gets a "title"
    * Non existent pay raises
    * High turnover rate so there are no domain experts who can train new hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire. Go into used car sales. Complete your high school education.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good upper management, honest and up front. Good pay and locations. Good internal placement and end of contract placemen

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

    I worked at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services full-time

    Pros

    Locations, pay and internal placement

    Cons

    Not all info put out when offered a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give all information about when offered a job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alice Springs (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alice Springs (Australia)

    I have been working at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Never had a security clearance prior to this job. The company extended an offer that included getting a TS/SCI + CI poly. The salary was 30k less than I was currently earning, but due to the location overseas, the total COLA + Bonus actually improved my take home by about $5k.

    Cons

    The overseas location for the job is horrid. The program I joined is basically a maintenance only contract that requires little actual skill in my field of expertise. I started in Feb and got my first raise in about 14 months, even if it was all of 2%. That was actually better than some on the project who received 0. Moral is low due to the way the bid and won the current contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintenance may guarantee fair profits, but expanding your outlook to partner with your customer organizations and help them design and implement their long term IT plans can make you a larger profit and help your employees feel like they are actually making a difference with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Promotional Opportunities Low to Non-existent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon Mission Operations and Services

    Pros

    People, culture, flexibility, management support, environment, benefits, health and fitness initiatives, fitness center, cafeteria, safety, cleanliness, office space, environmental conscientiousness, energy resource effectiveness, recycling initiatives

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity for promotional advancement based upon job performance; seems you hit the glass ceiling when you are hired; it takes a while to realize the lack of growth opportunities because management is misleading about it; very discouraging; pay grades low compared to competitors; currently a high rate of high performer attrition lured to competitors with higher pay grade structures; loss of talent is negatively affecting company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate employee promotional opportunities for exceptional performance in current job field rather than hitting a glass ceiling; $200 dollar achievement awards every couple of years is NOT an indicator of employee appreciation; if management is not going to consider promotional advancement based upon high performance reviews and experience, then communicate this fact honestly and openly to employees allowing ambitious employees to make informed career growth development decisions; misleading employees to believe there is opportunity for advancement with experience and historically excellent job performance leads to discouragement and loss of talent to competitors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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