Raytheon Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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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. Engineer 2

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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

    Cutting edge technology. Solid benefits package.

    Cons

    Defense work, DOD red tape overhead. Projects delivered late and over budget

  2. Systems Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA

    I worked at Raytheon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, great salary, exceptional
    PTO policy, ability to modify time, and 9/80 work schedule.

    Cons

    Inconsistent modified time policies among departments.... I could be wrong but based on discussions it seemed that way

  3. Information Technology Analyst

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Analyst in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Analyst in Billerica, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon

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

    Pros

    Great environment, wonderful boss, great leaning experience, white collar workplace, big company and lots of room to grow.

    Cons

    Not challenging, no push, no meetings not as much follow up

    Advice to Management

    Push interns

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  5. Very enjoyable atmosphere and the location was non-traditional but I loved it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

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

    Pros

    You can cross train in other positions and move up internally.

    Cons

    If you don't like shift work this is not for you. Work hours change constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Production Management is a must, there is a lot of talent in even the lowest of positions.

  6. Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Raytheon

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

    Pros

    Excellent work & task opportunities. Challenging technical and management assignments. Highly talented personnel. Good benefits. Strong business base.

    Cons

    Not enough mentoring from senior retiring employees to new incoming personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain legacy transfer from senior personnel to new incoming personnel.

  7. Cyber Engineer II

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun environment. Flexible work schedule. Great People

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.

  8. Senior Principal Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting, varied and sometimes exciting engineering work
    Good salary and benefits
    9/80 and flexible working day

    Cons

    Middle management can be good but generally appalling, political and siloed
    Rigid and very time-consuming processes blunt progress and can seriously reduce initiative
    Over emphasis on electronic communication and organizational systems
    Cramped working conditions, high stress

    Advice to Management

    Employ professional engineering managers with interpersonal skills
    Create greater transparency and communication between upper and lower organizational levels
    Rediscover the engineering dynamism and flexibility that created great products in the past

  9. Work with great people on interesting problems, but with last year's technology

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Aurora, CO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a great mission-focus. Coworkers are competent and resourceful. There's an emphasis on respect in the workplace that means we can all work together on the mission. There are a lot of interesting problems they're trying to solve, and opportunities across the US and around the globe.

    Cons

    Working within the defense contractor award/fulfill cycle, we always seem to be a few years behind in technology. A lot of the jobs are in Washington, DC, California, and Texas, which are locations that don't appeal to everyone, whether due to cost, commute time, or culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the inclusion and respect training, it truly makes a difference. Put money into facilities where people want to live and work, instead of just where the VIPs are located. Improve local campus communication.

  10. Great company. So far so good.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great office environment. Employees are proud of their work and company. Company promotes growth and community involvement. Several employee resource groups available which provide opportunities to get involved in the company and in local communities.

    Cons

    No formal training (classroom) makes it somewhat difficult to learn how to perform your job.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  11. Sr ENGINEER

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Great place to work if in right dept.

    Cons

    To many middle managers or supervisors

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