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Raytheon Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
1,529 Reviews
3.4
1,529 Reviews
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Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson
William H. Swanson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is excellent for such a large accounting organization (in 179 reviews)

  • Time-off: 9/80 schedule allows for 9 hour workdays and every other Friday off (in 132 reviews)


Cons
  • In my experience didn't value work/ life balance (in 37 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to stay for retirement. As you can see many older people there.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer I in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer I in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to stay for retirement.

    Cons

    pay is less than par - such as lockheed etc.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Human Resources

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture and career development opportunities

    Cons

    Slow moving, could increase base salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems Security Officer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Information Systems Security Officer in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Raytheon Missle Systems in Tucson is a great place to work, the general culture of the company is positive, the benefits package is fantastic & the retirement package is also.

    Cons

    There are inconsistencies across the company as a whole. Different business units do things differently than RMS. I believe this is something that is being worked on, but it seems to be taking an extremely long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Company leadership has great vision

    Career growth opportunities are great

    Great Leadership Development Opportunities

    Strong financial growth

    Cons

    Salaries are bit lower

    Currently not a lot of opportunities for international assignments, although this may be changing

    No salary adjustment when working in more expensive parts of the country

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company to work for. Leadership listens to you.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Strong technical company with a committment to the US Department of Defense. Exceptional place for engineers and technical personnel.

    Cons

    They will terminate you with no notice.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great mission

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Director in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Ability to work with cutting-edge technology, in a collaborative and teaming environment.

    Cons

    You will have to have good teaming skills or you will not survive. Respect matters here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the company like Bill did!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Raytheon Security Services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Security Specialist in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Industrial Security Specialist in McKinney, TX

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Focus on personal and professional growth by the management team. Great diversity in the workforce.

    Cons

    Politics sometimes plays in the selection of promotional opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Always ride the waves of industry growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA

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

    Pros

    I was treated very well and laid off due to a workforce reduction during restructuring.

    Cons

    Primarily the peaks and valleys common to the defense industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To make the most out of the employee experience, and maximize return from the all important human resource, I would advise some sort of (optional) formalized individual career counseling, perhaps as an HR service that would be more structured than the mentoring program, which is excellent for what it is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I'd go back in a second....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BDM II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - BDM II in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Stellar company, with a great ethic!!

    Cons

    Quagmire at times. There were times the Raytheon LT and Mgmt couldn't get out of their own way. Too often the cross business teams had too much power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put Contracts and Finance in a box when considering new pursuits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Unless you have an engineering degree its hard to move around or have upward mobility in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for program/project managers and subject matter experts without engineering degrees to transfer between divisions and geographical locations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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