Raytheon

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  1.  

    Not as it seems.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Good benefits. Some team members are good to work for.

    Cons

    Not so good work-life balance. Don't deliver on what they promise. Hard to advance beyond a "third" level engineer. Not many young people work there.

  2.  

    Three "G"s before you are Retired Out

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Non-Engineering Staff in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Non-Engineering Staff in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    OK place to start an engineering career. Looks good on the resume.
    Steady paycheck and decent salary.
    9/80 work week is wonderful.

    Cons

    Benefits declining rapidly with employees paying increased cost for what is left.
    OK for recent engineering grads or vets (revolving door well greased). Other disciplines need not apply.
    Defense industry is a specialty field. Moving to the larger commercial environment is challenging.
    Three "G's: Get in; Gain experience; Get out.
    Planning a long career at Raytheon requires an emergency fund for when they hire two replacement grads and you are "retired out" to the street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for management - since they only pay it lip service.
    Tear down the inspirational HR wall posters. They are propaganda and just irritate the troops.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Filled with top talent. Very wasteful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Great place if you are a woman (not pregnant), gay or minority. Raytheon values diversity.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Lots of bosses with diverse opinions. Bosses give expectations of employees that are different from other bosses. Employees are often caught trying to figure out who to follow. Insurance will pay for a sex change operation but not basic therapy for your child. They would rather pay $500 for a hammer then make a change and pay $2. The more red tape, the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the leadership model. Get rid of the matrix environment with people reporting to 6 managers. Stop acting like automation is difficult and everything must be expensive.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Raytheon - A defense contractor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    A good defense contractor to work for.

    Cons

    Like all large companies, you do not feel that you really make that much of a difference.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company with Serious Problems

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, large company with opportunity to move around, better opportunity than elsewhere in town, wonderful smart employees in difficult technical fields, you can stay here career long if you want

    Cons

    No concern for work-life balance, doesn't value the information capital in people with long careers, no knowledge management policy, doesn't value truth in speech, values the short term over the long term, speaks the innovation speak but doesn't follow through with actual R&D funding, funding for projects is difficult and bureaucratic and seemingly not tied to performance, doesn't really want to know if employees are happy . . . would rather wring them out and them prop them up with money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start really trying to change the culture and move into the 21st century. Cut down the bureaucracy and focus on the people stupid and no HR/champion/more executives is not the answer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrific intern pay, but a very uninspiring environment

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern

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

    Pros

    Getting paid as much as I was for an intern was phenominal. I also did some real work instead of just grabbing peoples coffee all the time.

    Cons

    Employees' outlook can be depressing at times. I worked with many people who had had the same job, at the same desk, for 35 years and were totally ok with it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Work Environment, Solid Pay, Work-Life Balance

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    Current Employee - SUBCONTRACTS in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - SUBCONTRACTS in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Strong Training, Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Time in Grade is often required to qualify for promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ethical leadership, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Sometimes too focused on number of hours you put in

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Its big company style business. You can get lost in the shuffle or carve out your niche.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technologist in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technologist in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Yearly raises and profit sharing both average 3%. Inclusive and respectful environment.

    Cons

    Can be lost in the shuffle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many management positions go external.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great benefits, great people, lots of red tape

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits and great people. Growth opportunities are available if your manager is willing to fight for you. There is a formal process that will match you with great mentors, which I felt really helped me in my career. Innovation is highly encouraged.

    Cons

    Like all large companies, there is a lot of bureaucracy. No emphasis on training or career development if you work at one of the smaller sites. A lot of training classes are provided, but only if you are located in TX or CA, otherwise you cannot access the same career development opportunities available to others in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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