Raytheon Reviews

Updated July 6, 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. Helpful (1)

    Solutions leader

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Integrator in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Integrator in Herndon, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid holidays and PTO with competitive benefits vested in day one. Strong training programs and defined career tracks.

    Cons

    Orientation for new employees needs work and only 3% match on 401k. Timekeeping system not very user friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees' suggestions


  2. Manufacturing Engineer Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is a large company with many opportunities. It has many different departments that allow you to move around within sectors. It also has many locations around the country.

    Cons

    It is a large company so it isn't as personal. You are assigned one job and there are a bunch of other people in your department with the exact same job as you.


  3. Great Work Balance / A Lot Of Company Politics Involved

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - 9/80 schedule and bery flexible hours
    - Good pay vs work
    - Great people / culture

    Cons

    - Company politics and such will get in the way of promotions and raises
    - Sometimes understaffed programs

    Advice to Management

    - Improve performance evaluations
    - Take management roles seriously


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  5. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and exciting products. Good continued learning programs.

    Cons

    Employees need to find a way to stand out in the matrix organizations to avoid stagnating.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to retain and promote driven go getters.


  6. Great company depending on contract

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Guaranteed raises
    - Good benefits
    - Difficult to get fired

    Cons

    - Big corporation
    - Lower salaries depending on contract
    - Your salary is higher if you are hired from outside the company rather than if you are promoted from the inside


  7. Principal SW Engineer

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company. A lot of opportunity to grow. People are very nice.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics in the company... typical for big companies I am sure.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Program Planner

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

    I worked at Raytheon (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Industry leaders in Program Planning and Scheduling. Light years ahead of other companies I've worked with.

    Cons

    Hard to penetrate the "Good old boys club culture" .

    Advice to Management

    Diversify more.


  9. Great company to be a part of

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Excellent working environment with understandable and clear expectations

    Cons

    Little direction is provided, you are expected to know the job before you arrive


  10. Company Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to change jobs and grow professionally. Top talent typically leaves after 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Develop better leadership development programs for mid level employees, not just for kids out of school that have been recently hired.


  11. Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Good variety of work. There are lots of different challenging assignments available if you want to go look for them.

    Cons

    The typical big company constraints can slow things down in advancing a project. Limited ability to take the ball and run with it,.

    Advice to Management

    Try to improve communication across groups and to make it simpler to move progress on projects from one area to the next without getting bogged down.



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