Raytheon Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
1,496 Reviews
3.3
1,496 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 177 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.  

    If you are going to be in the defense industry, you might as well chose onRaytheon is one of the five prime contractors.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Mature, processes and traditional culture.

    Cons

    Not small, dynamic and nimble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees prepare for the inevitable downturns in the defence industry. Sequestration has been a challege.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty solid company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Tewksbury, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Tewksbury, MA

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance (rarely worked more than 40 hrs/week), 9/80 schedule for every other Friday off, good starting pay and benefits, nice yearly bonus, pretty stable industry

    Cons

    The raises each year are pretty minimal (although at least we got raises every I guess), there is lots of red tape and bureaucracy to get work done - it's a government contractor after all. Every once in a while we'd lose a big contract that we anticipated winning and there would be a big round of layoffs which kills morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep winning those contracts to keep your employees' jobs safe.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    training, opportunities learning hours flexibility

    Cons

    big company may be hard to be promoted

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  5.  

    My experience at Raytheon has been rewarding, I appreciate the opportunity to grow.

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    • Senior Management
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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

    Good pay, strong benefits, diverse employee base.

    Cons

    Defense budget cuts = layoffs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Interesting work and great people to work for

    Cons

    No follow on work has been assigned

  7.  

    Intern Systems Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Boston, MA

    I worked at Raytheon as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good exposure to DOD practices. Lots of training, courses and everyone receives six sigma training.

    Cons

    Projects are hit or miss it depends what team you land on. If you get a team that cares and is involved then you will get meaningful work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent technical community at large defense contractor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Multi-Disciplined Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Multi-Disciplined Engineer II in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some of the finest technical minds in the country, addressing problems that really matter to armed forces.

    Cons

    Long procurement cycles mean technology is out-of-date compared to civilian world. Some merit promotions are delayed until young employee has "paid his dues."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The lack of on-the-job training budget is a short-term philosophy that will lead to brain drain as the Cold-War era engineers retire without socializing their knowledge.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Brief time there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Great place to work with great people. Theres lots of opportunity to grow and had a lot to offer.

    Cons

    Getting laid off is really the only negative I have about the company.

  10.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tewksbury, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tewksbury, MA

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

    Pros

    great advancement opportunities. Management values work-life balance.

    Cons

    could improve on yearly performance review process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very nice to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Managers are nice and they will try to retain you

    Cons

    Some of the buildings are very old and they stink

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update buildings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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