Raytheon Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Thomas A. Kennedy
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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. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and exciting products. Good continued learning programs.

    Cons

    Employees need to find a way to stand out in the matrix organizations to avoid stagnating.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to retain and promote driven go getters.


  2. Principal SW Engineer

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company. A lot of opportunity to grow. People are very nice.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics in the company... typical for big companies I am sure.


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    Program Planner

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Planner in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Program Planner in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Raytheon (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Industry leaders in Program Planning and Scheduling. Light years ahead of other companies I've worked with.

    Cons

    Hard to penetrate the "Good old boys club culture" .

    Advice to Management

    Diversify more.


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  5. Great company to be a part of

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

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Excellent working environment with understandable and clear expectations

    Cons

    Little direction is provided, you are expected to know the job before you arrive


  6. Company Review

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    Current Employee - Manager in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to change jobs and grow professionally. Top talent typically leaves after 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Develop better leadership development programs for mid level employees, not just for kids out of school that have been recently hired.


  7. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

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

    Pros

    Good place to work at

    Cons

    Not a bad place to work at


  8. Good enough.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Portsmouth, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Portsmouth, RI

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

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

    Pros

    Work 40 hours, good vacation time, and every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Some of the work is tedious and repetitive. Lots of process/documentation.


  9. Even more potential with a more sincere focus on teamwork

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon

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

    Pros

    Processes implemented over the last 10-20 years are slowly forcing all employees to follow common best practices

    Cons

    A little too much corporate sponsored encouragement of employees to view the company as offering sky's the limit promotion potential. It tends to dismantle teamwork and provoke more selfish behavior that ultimately awards the most aggressive, which is not necessarily the best set of traits in a company based on good engineering, prudent processes, and comprehensive management.


  10. Good Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Opportunities if you like to live in the South West (Tucson). They are hiring lots of Signal Processing Engineers.

    Cons

    Wage compression is a serious problem right now. Newly hired employees are making more than those with years of experience. This creates a potentially tense situation for management.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for. Quality comes at a price. Profits, policies, and processes should never be more important that people.


  11. Good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Indianapolis, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Large stable company, with a lot of interesting projects for engineers. Good benefits.

    Cons

    You can't bring your dog to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.



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