Raytheon

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  1.  

    CMP Intern Technician

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    Former Intern - CMP Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - CMP Technician in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Raytheon as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and a friendly set of highly motivated people. Always highly energized and free thinking working environment. The individual can really make a difference here.

    Cons

    Location of work place is a little secluded. It was difficult to sometimes solve a problem since a lot of people are passionate about what they are working on and sometimes feel like a new person might be encroaching on their well established territory in their company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great upper management in this location. Management does things in best interest for employees and tries to enable their success, unlike many other management styles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Reasonably interesting, but often overburdened by process.

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    Current Employee - Junior Systems Engineer I in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Junior Systems Engineer I in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Raytheon part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Environment, Schedule and Assignment Flexibility to allow work/life balance, Support from Company for non-work activities

    Cons

    Schedule is often more important than quality of work, too little emphasis is placed on technical understanding on large programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Raytheon is a top rung corporation among others on the technical ladder.

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    Former Contractor - Oracle Database Administrator/Programmer in Narragansett, RI
    Former Contractor - Oracle Database Administrator/Programmer in Narragansett, RI

    I worked at Raytheon as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Raytheon highly respects it's employees as though each employee is an asset. Ethical conduct among employees and clients is a highly valued character component which has become a vanguard of corporate value. Salary is competitive and fair. Communication is open and considerate among employees and management alike.

    Cons

    There are no negative aspects to how Corporate and mid-level management regards it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to employee input, as they are key to your successes. Ethical conduct is important today as it will always be in the future; without it, employee and market success will succumb to sub-standard performances.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    Good job security, lots of opportunities, great benefits, pays for college

    Cons

    Many levels of management, a lot of un-needed stress, the hiring process can take many months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no consistency between departments as far as management goes. It seems some departments are favored while others are looked down on. Micromanagement seems to be a new trend that adds unnecessary stress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Benefits

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Great benefits. Provided a lot of tuition reimbursement and training. 9/80 schedules are pretty standard there and they will usually let you flex your time. Also, depending on the city you live in, local businesses will give you discounts as an employee of this company.

    Cons

    This is a very big company which means there is a lot of bureaucracy. Simple tasks such as getting your computer repaired could take DAYS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of the largest defensive contractors.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Fullerton, CA

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

    Pros

    Working at Raytheon exposes you to the defense industry and multiple aspects of the U.S. military. You definitely feel like you are contributing to the safety of the nation.

    Cons

    All programs that employees work for are contract based. If the program doesn't win a contract, employees are left to find work in other areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share what management has in store for the upcoming months. Employees are in the blind and should anticipate if there is no work in the next year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ok employer, hard to move up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Good benefits, 3% 401k matching, flexible hours

    Cons

    no room to move up, non technical upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more opportunities for younger engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Base review

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Semi challenging work, easy to get pigeon holed

    Cons

    Not much reward for hard work. Skaters get by easily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have lower level manage get more involved in their direct reports activities other than did they get the corporate required training in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    You are a commodity

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Some very interesting, cutting edge work. Some nice benefits like zero interest loans from your 401k. Generally a casual work environment.

    Cons

    Focus is on maximizing upper management payouts. They preach one thing and then do another such as mandatory ethics training you are expected to do on your own time or fraudulently charge to the customer. Expect management to lie to you and retaliate if you point it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk your talk or shut up. And the next time you preach diversity, have a non-white male in a blue suit do it. That might lend some credibility to the statement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Raytheon, they will spend millions on promoting their brand, but will do very little to retain their talent

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    Current Employee - Safety Engineer
    Current Employee - Safety Engineer

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

    Pros

    Well known company, been around for many years.

    Cons

    The union is probably average age of 56 years old, many are in poor health, productivity is very low, and a real shame to see what they charge customers. We fail to remain competitive because of high cost of doing business with the union.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have seen several team mates leave for better paying jobs, they are giving between a 0-2% raise this year, while the share holders are making money hand over fist. Lose the Union, it is one of the greatest wastes of money, takes far too long to get anything accomplished.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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