Raytheon Reviews

Updated May 21, 2015
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Thomas A. Kennedy
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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. my overview

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great internship. You actually get to do real work and contribute.

    Cons

    The initial process to get situated takes time and things seem uncoordinated.

  2. procurement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

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

    Pros

    pay, benefits, ability to advance, management style and professionalism, and 9/80 work weeks

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!

  3. Awesome job!

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Tucson, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive pay (for Tucson)
    I feel respected
    Large number of different types of jobs available in finance
    Huge career possibilities
    Ability to put "$1 Billion" on your resume
    Able to become system expert in SAP which is widely used

    Cons

    As a young employee, I didn't believe a glass ceiling existed for women. I was naive. I know differently now; the glass ceiling is huge. 70% of U of A business grads are female, 50% of Raytheon (Tucson) finance hires are female, the top 2 levels of finance management are 15% female.
    After 10 years, you feel like you are fighting the same fights over and over again; it gets frustrating.
    The company is so huge it has a difficult time implementing effective change; I think this has to be true of any large company.

    Advice to Management

    You are constantly worried about job turnover but the company has gotten rid of its pension and gives pretty terrible raises. I am happy with my current pay but feel I was under-paid for years. In the past 5 years, a number of companies have started to compete for Raytheon's well-trained finance analysts. The only way to combat this is with higher pay or by instituting a pension plan people feel they can't afford to lose. Without this, you will keep losing your employees. Also, make things like working from home a reality. Without this, you will lose your ability to hire milennials in great enough proportion to make up for attrition.

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  5. Program Manager

    Current Employee - IIS Program Manager in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - IIS Program Manager in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at Raytheon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great employer and place to work

    Cons

    The pay does not keep up with the industry

  6. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, close to IPFW, nice 401k

    Cons

    Pay seems a bit below average, PMs can cancel 9/80 or Paid Overtime just because someone up-top made a few bad decisions and others suffer for it

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job retaining young talent. I saw way too many young talented engineers (5 years or less) leave within 5 years of working there.

  7. LAN/WAN technologist

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    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

    great place to work with a great work/life balance, flexible work schedules and the ability to work in a 9/80 hour workweek

    Cons

    management is not local, it was from someone across the nation that has no idea what is going on locally

    Advice to Management

    have local management so employees have a better feeling about what is going on in the company and being able to talk face to face when issues arise

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Server Administrator in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Server Administrator in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Raytheon

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time at Raytheon. It was a short, four-month contract but during that time I added a lot to my resume and there were plenty of opportunities to learn from more experienced employees. Co-workers were friendly and had good vibes. Management left their underlings to their own devices but was still friendly when needed. Pay was also competitive.

    Cons

    Wish I could have stayed longer!

    Advice to Management

    To hiring manager-take the proper time to hire the right employees trying to get a full time permanent position instead of less-qualified candidates. I really felt like I was passed over without a good reason why.

  9. What you make of it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large company with excellent benefits
    If you work hard you can find work you really enjoy
    Ability to move around within the company

    Cons

    The paper trail is there for anything and everything
    Performance reviews are the just more paperwork and the decisions about your raise etc is made long before you have your review
    Can get stuck in legacy technology

    Advice to Management

    Retain the best people and engineers will stay for things other than money

  10. Good overall company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Various projects to work on throughout company.

    Cons

    For software engineers, it's relatively easy to get out-dated on latest technologies. In order for you to stay competitive with the "outside world", you need to spend your own time keeping up with the latest technologies or work on IR&D which utilizes them.

    There are also way too many "power point engineers".

    Advice to Management

    Open up leadership opportunities for "high potentials". If there are no opportunities, then create them if you must. People are not going to sit around and wait.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Education Specialist

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    Current Employee - Education Specialist in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Education Specialist in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and great people working there.

    Cons

    The hours can be brutal.


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