Raytheon Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
1,502 Reviews
3.4
1,502 Reviews
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Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is excellent for such a large accounting organization (in 179 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.  

    My experince was very good. A very good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Material Program Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Material Program Manager in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Very good with promoting within.

    Cons

    People are very skillful and good to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at Raytheon

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    A flexible work environment working with some of the smartest people in the world. Lots of challenging projects and a broad set of skills utilized and learned regularly. Working on important projects that make a difference for America is rewarding.

    Cons

    The plate is always full and sometimes over flowing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training. Add more DevOps skill sets. Add ability for engineers to get their company email on their personal phones.

  3.  

    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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    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
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  5.  

    Pretty solid company

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    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
  6.  

    great company to work for

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    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

  7.  

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

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    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
  8.  

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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

  9.  

    Intern Systems Engineer

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    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
  10.  

    Excellent technical community at large defense contractor

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    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
  11.  

    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.

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