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Raytheon Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
1,529 Reviews
3.4
1,529 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.  

    Always ride the waves of industry growth

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was treated very well and laid off due to a workforce reduction during restructuring.

    Cons

    Primarily the peaks and valleys common to the defense industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To make the most out of the employee experience, and maximize return from the all important human resource, I would advise some sort of (optional) formalized individual career counseling, perhaps as an HR service that would be more structured than the mentoring program, which is excellent for what it is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Raytheon Electrical Engineer 2 Review

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    "I have worked for Raytheon over 15 Years. Originally designated to oversee the flying prober development, working on small quantity that were than moved to bed of nail testers. Later requisitioned to work on both flying prober and bed of nail tester development, produced well over 2 hundred programs and fixtures over the course the years. Responsible for Shop monthly reports identifying FPY and recurring issues as well as solutions to resolve these problems. Worked with MFG engineers to ensure the procurement of correct components, also created excel data files to help technicians access the location of over 500 Spectrum fixtures with both in the shop and in third party storage. Continuously assisted Technicians improve their troubleshooting skill through on the job training aids. Involved in DFT programs with various design engineers, and completed training for Six Sigma improvements on a yearly basis, also completed classes in ESD, Safety and other OSHA requirements

    Cons

    I have not had any problems working for Raytheon. Excellent Company, great benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to give to management other then keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A fantastic place to work with lots of opertunties

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opertunities if you hussle, perks and tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    dated corporate culture, top bloated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you can get over the mad men era corporate managing style, you can really advance your career her.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Sr. Multi-disciplined Engineer II

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great starting salary and wonderful benefits.

    Cons

    Terrible ceiling for any promotion or position change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to keep your people happier and care about their career path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Strong company & Culture. Could consider change

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, work-life balance, challenging and fulfilling work, good benefits, rotations available, multiple locations, easy to rotate. Great co workers, great managers, great culture, ethics.

    Cons

    Performance Incentives lacking. If you are a low performer or high performer annual increase is similar. Culture is still stuck into the culture of putting in your time. Slow to promote younger talent. "True Bonus" structure only available for Director Levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider moving younger employees into Senior Manager roles for a different perspective.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    Good people, lots of overhead

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked with great people, the benefits were great, liked the PTO policy, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    So much overhead that comes with a large company. Annual reviews don't feel like they accomplish a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline annual reviews, and don't be beholden to a certain quantity of each ranking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place If You are Going to Stay There a While

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Very good to employees, great benefits, good work-life balance

    Although it is a huge company, it feels very local and does a great job making employees feel appreciated

    Cons

    Very structured and promotions are gained mostly through seniority. Not the most inventive workplace

    Human Resources far too rigid in the compensation and promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Raytheon IDS

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IPT Lesd in Portsmouth, RI
    Current Employee - IPT Lesd in Portsmouth, RI

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

    Pros

    You get to work on systems and products that no one in the world designs or builds. Top technical talent abounds. Great working conditions, flexible work schedule with the 9/80. Personal career growth if you work hard AND know the right people.

    Cons

    A great deal of cronyism in handing out promotions. Its not the most capable that get promoted, its the most connected. Company seems to hire ex admirals and captains that do not have a business background. They are hired for their connections in Washington, DC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ability to attract and retain talented people is cornerstone of a good company. The company needs to interview ALL qualified candidates for internal open positions. Back up your rhetoric on career growth with ethical actions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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