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Raytheon Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
1,570 Reviews
3.4
1,570 Reviews
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Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Work Environment, Solid Pay, Work-Life Balance

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    Current Employee - SUBCONTRACTS in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - SUBCONTRACTS in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Strong Training, Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Time in Grade is often required to qualify for promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Its big company style business. You can get lost in the shuffle or carve out your niche.

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Technologist in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technologist in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Yearly raises and profit sharing both average 3%. Inclusive and respectful environment.

    Cons

    Can be lost in the shuffle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many management positions go external.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ethical leadership, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Sometimes too focused on number of hours you put in

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work life benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Tewksbury, MA

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. No casual overtime required. Very flexible managers.

    Cons

    Work is a bit boring, and you don't get much say in the specific work you do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great benefits, great people, lots of red tape

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits and great people. Growth opportunities are available if your manager is willing to fight for you. There is a formal process that will match you with great mentors, which I felt really helped me in my career. Innovation is highly encouraged.

    Cons

    Like all large companies, there is a lot of bureaucracy. No emphasis on training or career development if you work at one of the smaller sites. A lot of training classes are provided, but only if you are located in TX or CA, otherwise you cannot access the same career development opportunities available to others in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Raytheon Garland TX

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    Current Employee - Senior Director, Program Management in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Program Management in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Excellent comp & benefits--both salary and bonus

    Cons

    Process heavy--detailed process standards slow responiveness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline standard process

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

    Good work/life balance, highly ethical

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II (E04) in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II (E04) in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    One of the pro's to working at Raytheon is the very friendly and highly ethical environment you get to work in. They place a sincere emphasis on ethics year round as well as excellent annual training. Every single manager I've had has displayed a genuine interest in helping their people advance and improve themselves.

    Cons

    There is too much emphasis on leadership roles to the extent that it's nearly impossible to advance without taking such a role on. The sad fact is that not everyone is really cut out for such a role. This has the unfortunate effect of driving some otherwise excellent individual contributors to seek out roles they neither enjoy nor perform well in; and in other cases failing to recognize the excellent contributions of those who prefer to stay as individual contributors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no doubt that developing excellent leaders is essential to the health of the organization, but this should not be the sole focus and singular path for advancement. Please consider opening up more opportunities for advancement for those who contribute technically.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's been great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Fair schedule, lots of opportunity, fair compensation. Manager are generally open to New ways of thinking and respect perspectives of younger talent.

    Cons

    There is a lot of process established within the company. There can be times when some of this process doesn't align with other parts of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open to younger talent and also work towards more alignment of business processes. The growing depth of ERP capability should lend to greater automation of business reporting and analysis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to start engineering in the defense industry

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Woburn, MA

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    It's a large company with good benefits, good training and development opportunities, and a global presence. This was a great place to get my feet wet as a recent engineering graduate. The 9/80 schedule is great because then you can take every other Friday off to run errands or take a long-weekend getaway.

    Cons

    The matrix organization structure makes it difficult to understand who exactly you work for. As a defense contractor that relies on government spending, Raytheon also deals with a lot of volatility in its workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Subcontract manager

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    Current Employee - Subcontract in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Subcontract in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Advancement Opportunies, nice people, good pay

    Cons

    They move bad employees around instead of dealing with the issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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