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Raytheon Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,538 Reviews
3.4
1,538 Reviews
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Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson
William H. Swanson
717 Ratings

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.  

    Overall good place to work

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    Former Employee - Inventory Control in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Inventory Control in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Raytheon has good benefits and a 9/80 work schedule which is great.

    Cons

    Some employees don't pull there on weight and the supervisor does not correct it. There friends with the employy which makes it hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should hire from within more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Furlough Review

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chula Vista, CA

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

    Pros

    Strong benefits
    Stable schedule
    Difficult to get fired

    Cons

    Difficult to fire an employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more decision making authority in front-line leadership.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    software engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    great compensation package, good challenging work, good work-lefe balnce, training opportunitties,

    Cons

    leadership not attuned to the workers, limited growth opportunitties, dwindling federla budgets...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A&p

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    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Because this company give opportunities to learn more that what ever you know and give you contacts all over the world

    Cons

    Well the Spanish culture growing up in United States we have to share new set up new products to Latin America

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The language Spanish growing and a lot companies in central and South America have more demand
    In aviation parts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work, challenging projects

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    challenging projects, never find yourself "bored", GREAT team and groups of people

    Cons

    hard to move up unless someone retires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great job, excellent benefits package,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    The company culture outside of the bargaining unit is really great. One of a very few union shops in FL. Stay away from the union's overall mentality.

    Cons

    It is a bit difficult to jump on board with them, especially if you don't have a degree. They do have "internal" career paths, but you'd better start getting loud about it when you're interviewed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communications open with shop floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Intelligent, compassionate people, 9/80 is great

    Cons

    Can get lost in large company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Strong technical community at world-leading defense contractor.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Integrated Product Team Lead in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Integrated Product Team Lead in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some of the brightest technical minds in the business. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Inconsistent hiring and mini-layoffs don't show a long-term investment in building and maintaining technical knowledge base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be hiring the best and laying off the rest, regardless of defense industry funding vagaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent pay, but you have to be connected to get ahead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The flex time and time off policies are good. The RISP program is a good substitute for the legacy pension programs. Raytheon offers tuition reimbursement and good work life balance.

    Cons

    There needs to be a overhaul of the employee performance appraisal process. Training is inadequate for a company of this size. Although there are several different divisions with offices all over the world, it can be very difficult to even make lateral moves within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management really needs to start preparing for the time in the not too distant future when a lot of the senior employees start to retire. There will be a gap in knowledge and experience about a lot of the legacy technologies and programs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Needs Improvement!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A variety of programs and interesting products developed for the Defense Industry. Satisfactory compensation and benefits. Many good coworkers.

    Cons

    Lot's of legacy programs with little new development. Little opportunity to create/participate in new development. Technical challenges are scarce. Difficult people is not dealt with soon enough or terminated. Union holds company hostage and limits efficiency improvements efforts. Company culture is old school but prevails. Leadership talks about change but the ones promoted to management are of the same school. Thus change is never realized. Under current ways career growth is not based on performance. Performance appraisal is 100% subjective. (I am section manager by the way). Raytheon as a company does not take risks and has always followed the market leaders (competitors) in every new initiative, from diversity, to leadership, six sigma, lean manufacturing, IT, Supply Chain, Recruiting... You name it. This is very disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you owe growth to our investors, then you must lead the market. Not just in sales of one or two product lines but lead the market by evolving to the next generation of doing business. Be brave an try a new performance appraisal every other year until you get it right. Stop copying "six sigma" like programs that worked someplace else and develop your own "Six Sigma" initiative based on the specific needs and unique business structure of a defense contractor. Let individuals do what they do best and compensate/appraise them for that and only that. Leaders will arise as they hear the inner call to lead and not just in search a promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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