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Raytheon Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,538 Reviews
3.4
1,538 Reviews
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Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson
William H. Swanson
717 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is excellent for such a large accounting organization (in 180 reviews)

  • Time-off: 9/80 schedule allows for 9 hour workdays and every other Friday off (in 133 reviews)


Cons
  • In my experience didn't value work/ life balance (in 38 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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    Raytheon

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Compensation and bonus structure is great

    Cons

    Limited ability to transfer between divisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with many opportunities for improvement

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

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Big company means many internal positions
    Good management
    Interesting programs
    Many convenient locations

    Cons

    Processes sometimes get in the way of being productive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Raytheon IIS

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Really great place to work!

    Cons

    Seem to go through continuous reorganizations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Acquire any useful work experience and then leave.

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Paycheck, life/work balance, and health benefits.

    Cons

    Incompetent and unprofessional management team from project level up to department level. No technical training, ability to transfer, or career advancement opportunities. My design section had 8 managers who all quit the company within a 5 year span. No innovation and lack of focus in business. Real engineering design work is performed in El Segundo, California. Management politics dominate throughout all project functions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Manufacturing Engineering Manager

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Manager in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Manager in McKinney, TX

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

    Pros

    Values and Behaviors of the Raytheon Company were deployed throughout the organization in which I worked. We may have had our disagreements but they were always handled using the Raytheon 14 Values and Behaviors, Respect, and Trust.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, while Raytheon is a great company to work for, it is impacted by the US Policy Makers and now that the country is in a 90 day budget and will most likely practice Sequestration for years to come, I can see Raytheon, despite it's best efforts to be a growing company, impacted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The rank and file need to see their leadership and be communicated to so that they have assurance that the leadership is doing what it can to make Raytheon a viable company during these lean years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lead Tech

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    Current Employee - Lead Tech in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Tech in Chula Vista, CA

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

    Pros

    it has very good Job security

    Cons

    government dependency limits the work we have in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Engineering

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Largo, FL

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to grow and enhance your skills, senior engineers willing to mentor, ability to work different projects, company is very team oriented.

    Cons

    Depending on the site, no work/life balance, no clear plan to bring in new business, very focused on DOD contracts, heavily loaded with upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Chief Architect

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    Current Employee - Chief Architect in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Chief Architect in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities and exciting work with many different career options.

    Cons

    Shifting organizations causes instability across the organizations to gain any traction to being successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give VP and Director level organizations at least 3 years of stability before causing additional changes because the ripple effect causes mass confusion across the organization and those that have not been with the company long get jumpy quick.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive. Worked as a Document Declassification Analyst for 2 years.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Great place to work. Worked w/ good people.

    Cons

    Would like to still be working there. Unfortunately, laid off

  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Focused much more on process than engineering

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

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. Some of the people that work their are very friendly.

    Cons

    Conflicting views from different areas of management. Upper level management says that your can get in trouble for working and then not charging it but a lot of project leads try to pressure you into not charging hours after doing work for them. Also hard to receive help as no one wants to help if they are afraid they won't receive a contract to charge. When starting at the company there is no reasoning behind where they put you. Also management in your section gets upset if you do not do a Six Sigma project but its almost impossible to find funding for a project in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually place people based on their skills and interests or do not hire them. LIsten to employees when they say project leads are pressuring them to not charge to contracts rather than rewarding the leads for being under budget.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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