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Raytheon Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
1,437 Reviews

3.3
1,437 Reviews
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Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson
William H. Swanson
674 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedule provides excellent work-life balance (in 166 reviews)

  • Time-off: 9/80 schedule allows for 9 hour workdays and every other Friday off (in 126 reviews)


Cons
  • In my experience didn't value work/ life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Upper management often doesn't recognize how it is different from manufacturing (in 40 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Tucson, AZ

    Pros

    Great benefits and working schedule.

    Cons

    Personal growth was not great and too many people trying to get ahead.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Supply Chain

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in El Segundo, CA

    Pros

    Great management, plenty of opportunities, and rewards people who go above and beyond the expectations.

    Cons

    A lot of processes and procedures that must be followed. Some may seem non value added.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Variety of opportunities depending on your skills and interests. Good - and sometimes great managers.

    Cons

    Typical contracting issues as the government budget rises and falls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, you're doing well, but business development needs to do better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong company that provides solid technology and solutions

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in El Segundo, CA

    Pros

    The people are excellent to work with
    Mature systems and business processes
    Effective shared services and resources
    The business is well run

    Cons

    Leadership needs an infusion of new ideas
    Over reliance on process in place of independent judgement often slows down ability to respond to the customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge yourself to seek solutions that may come from outside of Raytheon and your own experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good stable company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientist  in  Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Andover, MA

    Pros

    mix of commercial and government contracts

    Cons

    unions and non-unions working together can cause complications

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer I  in  Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer I in Garland, TX

    Pros

    Good people, really care about the customer not the typical blood sucking defense contractor, decent process, great technology,awesome work-life balance policies,

    Cons

    bonus are subpar compared with similar companies, compensation is not great, promotions are slow in the intermediate grades E3+

    Promotion from E3 to E4 will take years because they are mostly based on seniority rather than skills
    The E4 grade is the most an average engineer can aspire for.
    E5+ are really sharp engineers but getting past the E4 slow process will discourage most talented engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote best and brightness within a reasonable time frame before they leave. Reduce overhead so you can afford competitive engineering salaries...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Operations Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    Pros

    4 on, 4 off. Some bonuses

    Cons

    shift work, one week days, next week mids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we never see you, you hide from us!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fresh out of college, Raytheon was a great learning experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Aurora, CO

    Pros

    great job security, two weeks PTO right off the bat, work whatever schedule you like as long as you don't affect your team.

    Cons

    large company problems, don't like to fire people who really should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Clear Case, it is a bad product that is only slowing down your development. there are plenty of other free version controls out there that are quick, easy to learn, easy to maintain, and allows you to benefit from other free software that supports it. Also bring back profit sharing to IIS, that was a stupid move.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Company Direction

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    Current Employee - Logistics Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    Pros

    Leadership is active and working tirelessly to ensure continued business and customer satisfaction. Most people are great to work with foster a collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Functional Management in some business units are removed from their base, which make promotions slow or non-existent unless you can get another group to pull you over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push functional managers to be more engaged with their base, both inside and outside of day to day work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Fort Polk, LA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Fort Polk, LA

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    hope for profet sharing and better perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leason to workers better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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