Raytheon Reviews

Updated August 28, 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. Financial analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pretty good compensation. Great work environment and good people. Seems to have good upper management

    Cons

    Hard to standout in such a large company. Can get stuck in the same department for a while without moving up.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your incentives for young talent to stay with the company and move up internally. Besides that everything seems good


  2. Quality Assurance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible and A great place to learn

    Cons

    Slow in processing employees entering into the work force

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary is awesome and competitive

    Cons

    Bad management and uneducated, needs improvement


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  5. IT IS Security

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Security Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - IT Security Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn.

    Cons

    No Cons. Great place to work

    Advice to Management

    not at this time


  6. Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer I in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer I in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work for and with. Management easy to interact with. If you have any question/help there's always someone that can help you.

    Cons

    Working on a temporary contract is hard when it winds down. I would like to see more contracts awarded to Raytheon to be able to continue on with them.


  7. Great place to start a career

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, 9/80 schedule (every other Friday off), world-class technology and tools. Management is becoming more progressive and most of the older dysfunctional management methodologies are being eradicated. Strong international sales have stabilized the company and layoffs are rare in recent years. Commitment to diversity is real and there are great opportunities for motivated women and minorities.

    Cons

    Pay and career progress seem to plateau after 5 years or so unless you are a superstar performer. Most new-grads seem to leave for better opportunities after 3-5 years. Facilities are pretty abysmal except for a few newer buildings.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the trend to encourage empowerment and small cross-functional teams to become the standard across programs.


  8. Senior MPM Specalist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company and great people to work with

    Cons

    Advance Opportunities are there but could take a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Challenging employees more and improve the communication within programs.


  9. Overall positive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Tewksbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and good technology

    Cons

    The pay could be better


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    Current Employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gardena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gardena, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, 9/80 schedule. Great benefits. If you live in the South Bay, you're only minutes away, don't have to fight the traffic.

    Cons

    Hard getting promoted from within. It can be a challenging and stressful environment. A lot of the times meetings are schedule during lunch, because everyone is too busy. We have tooo many meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be a little more respectful to employees and their lunch hour. They should try really hard not to schedule meetings during lunch time unless it is critical or lunch will be provided.


  11. Principle Planner

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Planner in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Principal Planner in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work Environment, Benefits, People, Projects

    Cons

    Politics, Advancement, Future Growth, Senior Management

    Advice to Management

    Return to core engineering principles and business. Stop shooting for the stars and strive towards small component integration.



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