Raytheon Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
1,445 Reviews

3.3
1,445 Reviews
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Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson
William H. Swanson
680 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedule provides excellent work-life balance (in 166 reviews)

  • Time-off: 9/80 schedule allows for 9 hour workdays and every other Friday off (in 126 reviews)


Cons
  • In my experience didn't value work/ life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Upper management often doesn't recognize how it is different from manufacturing (in 40 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Management needs improving.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and the health coverage is average. The time off is the best thing. Start out with 2 weeks off plus the week of Christmas and New Years of and after every 5 one more week is added.

    Cons

    To much politics and political games amongst management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very nice to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Managers are nice and they will try to retain you

    Cons

    Some of the buildings are very old and they stink

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update buildings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and working schedule.

    Cons

    Personal growth was not great and too many people trying to get ahead.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Variety of opportunities depending on your skills and interests. Good - and sometimes great managers.

    Cons

    Typical contracting issues as the government budget rises and falls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, you're doing well, but business development needs to do better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Supply Chain

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great management, plenty of opportunities, and rewards people who go above and beyond the expectations.

    Cons

    A lot of processes and procedures that must be followed. Some may seem non value added.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sr. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer I  in  Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer I in Garland, TX

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

    Pros

    Good people, really care about the customer not the typical blood sucking defense contractor, decent process, great technology,awesome work-life balance policies,

    Cons

    bonus are subpar compared with similar companies, compensation is not great, promotions are slow in the intermediate grades E3+

    Promotion from E3 to E4 will take years because they are mostly based on seniority rather than skills
    The E4 grade is the most an average engineer can aspire for.
    E5+ are really sharp engineers but getting past the E4 slow process will discourage most talented engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote best and brightness within a reasonable time frame before they leave. Reduce overhead so you can afford competitive engineering salaries...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong company that provides solid technology and solutions

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are excellent to work with
    Mature systems and business processes
    Effective shared services and resources
    The business is well run

    Cons

    Leadership needs an infusion of new ideas
    Over reliance on process in place of independent judgement often slows down ability to respond to the customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge yourself to seek solutions that may come from outside of Raytheon and your own experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good stable company

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    Former Employee - Scientist  in  Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    mix of commercial and government contracts

    Cons

    unions and non-unions working together can cause complications

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Operations Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    4 on, 4 off. Some bonuses

    Cons

    shift work, one week days, next week mids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we never see you, you hide from us!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company Direction

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    Current Employee - Logistics Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Leadership is active and working tirelessly to ensure continued business and customer satisfaction. Most people are great to work with foster a collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Functional Management in some business units are removed from their base, which make promotions slow or non-existent unless you can get another group to pull you over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push functional managers to be more engaged with their base, both inside and outside of day to day work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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