Raytheon Reviews

Updated August 2, 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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1,753 Employee Reviews

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  1. Great defense company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, technical contributions valued, inclusive culture for women

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, security requirements, difficult to share work


  2. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

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

    Pros

    Raytheon goes through the steps really well. It's a process that takes time and consideration.

    Cons

    Raytheon is a very good company that will allow individuals to strive for the best.


  3. Production Control

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Specialist/Production Control in Compton, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Specialist/Production Control in Compton, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of growth

    Cons

    too many lay-offs , they work on contract only

    Advice to Management

    Be fare to all employees


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  5. Logistics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Great work environment and job is rewarding

    Cons

    Hated the charge system. If I had few time I could not help a fellow co-worker if I did not have a charge number for the task.


  6. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at Raytheon

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Lower base salary in high cost of living areas


  7. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer I in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer I in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule when not supporting production Good benefits Paid Overtime Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    cumbersome process slow to change different disciplines often don't work well together

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat research and production as the same process, don't treat SW design like HW design, and be more proactive instead of so reactionary.


  8. Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in El Segundo, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, interesting work experiences

    Cons

    sometimes questions promotions to collegues


  9. Excellent company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Dulles, VA

    I worked at Raytheon

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, professional environment and smart people

    Cons

    No major shortcomings particularly in comparison to other government contracting companies. Raytheon is a cut above most in this space. PTO for new hires could be better.


  10. Working at Raytheon is Pretty Great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

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

    Pros

    Raytheon offers plenty of technical projects to potentially work on. They do a good job of not demanding excessive hours. You get an annual performance sharing bonus.

    Cons

    The rating system for raises and promotions is not great and can stagnate your career. The management structure leads to managers thinking they can simply swap engineers as fast as they want when it takes quite some time to really come up to speed on a project.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give out quotas for rankings. If most of the people are great, they should all be given a great rating. Give employees options on where they want to move instead of telling them 'you're here now.'


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Great engineering company. They care about their engineers.

    Cons

    The politics can get in the way of good engineering.



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