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Raytheon Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
1,601 Reviews
3.4
1,601 Reviews
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Thomas A. Kennedy
5 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is excellent for such a large accounting organization (in 180 reviews)

  • Time-off: 9/80 schedule allows for 9 hour workdays and every other Friday off (in 133 reviews)


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

  • Upper management often doesn't recognize how it is different from manufacturing (in 44 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    My internship experience at Raytheon Company, it's corporate environment, the opportunities post-graduation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Closely-knit corporate environment, lots of hands-on exposure and challenging projects, Raytheon Six Sigma Certification,

    Cons

    Too many levels of corporate management; a lot of bureacracy which made completing assignments difficult.

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    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Desktop Publisher in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Desktop Publisher in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. The major pro is that there is great structure and organization. The management team keeps everyone on a strict schedule.

    Cons

    Tough environment - sometimes there will be last minute projects that arise and a staff of two can be left to handle to heavy workload through overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good challenging company working on large-scale, cutting edge engineering radar and satellite comm. projects.

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    Current Employee - Software Task Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Software Task Manager in Marlborough, MA

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

    Pros

    Ability to move around and change roles across various areas.

    Cons

    Can get lost in the shuffle given how large of a company it is

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    People focus, strong ethics, superior technologies

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Site Manager
    Current Employee - Site Manager

    I have been working at Raytheon (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay!! and Excellent benefits. Supervisors lead with emotional Intelligence. The company spends an exorbitant amount of time focusing employees on safety and training.

    Cons

    With current federal budget cuts logistics and supplies to support rural sites suffers. Support eventual gets there however it is a long and slow process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    benefits, work life balance, team oriented

    Cons

    results driven, hard to move up

  8.  

    A lot of things could be better

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

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

    Pros

    -Work-life balance is great.
    -Pay is great, good benefits
    -Technically challenging and rigorous
    -The people are friendly

    Cons

    -Too many meetings, trainings, processes that crowd out time for actual engineering work
    -Being a matrix organization, you have several people to report status to
    -The company is very risk-averse so it is very reluctant to adopt new technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Communicate with the programs better on your staffing needs. Staffing tug of wars could be avoided with better communication
    -Stop putting people in charge that have no technical background in the products they are trying to produce.

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    CMP Intern Technician

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    Former Intern - CMP Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - CMP Technician in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Raytheon as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and a friendly set of highly motivated people. Always highly energized and free thinking working environment. The individual can really make a difference here.

    Cons

    Location of work place is a little secluded. It was difficult to sometimes solve a problem since a lot of people are passionate about what they are working on and sometimes feel like a new person might be encroaching on their well established territory in their company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great upper management in this location. Management does things in best interest for employees and tries to enable their success, unlike many other management styles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Reasonably interesting, but often overburdened by process.

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    Current Employee - Junior Systems Engineer I in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Junior Systems Engineer I in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Raytheon part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Environment, Schedule and Assignment Flexibility to allow work/life balance, Support from Company for non-work activities

    Cons

    Schedule is often more important than quality of work, too little emphasis is placed on technical understanding on large programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great culture, competitive pay

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, supportive management if you need to grow and transfer internally, comprehensive benefits, and strong ethical culture based on trust and respect.

    Cons

    Salary growth is minimal year to year, not a lot of incentive/bonuses based on performance for individual contributors, hard to lay off low-performance employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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