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Raytheon Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
1,567 Reviews
3.4
1,567 Reviews
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Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson
William H. Swanson
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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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  1.  

    Great place for training and to learn about engineering in a large organization.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Tewksbury, MA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Tewksbury, MA

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

    Pros

    Lots of training available and encouraged

    Cons

    Very slow and subject to government budgets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Intern Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist Intern in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist Intern in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    *The intern program is well established which made it easy to meet other interns. Adding to it, majority of the employees (including operators) were always willing to help when I had a question
    *My boss definitely allowed his interns to shine allowing to show our skills as well as learning.
    *I appreciated going through the six sigma training they had to offer
    *The internship was what you wanted to make it; If you had an interest in something other than your job it's important to communicate to your supervisor.

    Cons

    *Took a while to get started on work had to go through security clearance and such
    *Work was sometimes hard to come by at times so I had to really keep asking or seeking out others to help them out
    *I sometimes dislike the mentally that was normal for them. There were many complaints with no action to resolve and no progression; which can be frustrating
    *Somethings take a while to get off the ground due to poor planning

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    honesty is required from management

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    Current Employee - Associate in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    good benefits and great bonuses

    Cons

    poor management need training like employees are required to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice what is taught

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    CNC Programming for SMD machine production as Electronic& Mechanic Techician in 26 years experience at Raytheon Co.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    - Creating the best ideal for electronic production of Communication and Navigation .
    - Expecting and respecting the the customer's production request with high quality and
      the time of delivery.
    - With hard working and spirit of satisfied services which was conduct for Raytheon company.
    - Stayed on the right track for offer the better health cares and benefits for all employees and
       family.

    Cons

    have no opinion about dowside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making the R. production by R.employees hands, not by outsources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good work environment, too much bureaucracy.

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    Former Employee - Information Security Engineer in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Information Security Engineer in Woburn, MA

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

    Pros

    Great travel opportunities if you get the right direct charge job (i.e. IA, QA, systems engineer, etc.) Pay is average, but benefits are very good. Easy to move around inside the company -also the best way to get more money (but maxes out around 5%)

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in some departments. Most of which are not aligned correctly. For example, you're rated against your peers who don't always do the same kind of work. Very large ladder to climb with many rungs, but corporate policy makes it hard to move up it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for managers to promote employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Intern in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling, good HR relations, good benefits, comfortable work environment, you are dealing with the latest technologies.

    Cons

    might have to go on travel quite frequently, depending on the job, which can be a downside if you have a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees needs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I was an intern for Raytheon and really enjoyed my 3 summers with them as a Manufacturing, and Technical Writer Intern.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer, Technical Writer in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer, Technical Writer in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Raytheon as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the intern program, it provided me with many opportunities to meet with high ranking members of the company. I was also given meaningful work for the three years I was there, and was never given simple tasks just to keep busy. Each year I had a major task I was responsible for completing during the summer.

    Cons

    I had no problems with my experiences at this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Raytheon Salary

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Business Manager in McKinney, TX

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

    Pros

    On par with other defense companies
    Has a good profit sharing program
    Great 401k program that has a $1 per $1 match

    Cons

    No pension plan like years ago, only 401k
    Plan to work much more than a normal 40 hr week due to retirements and lay-offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are working scared, not knowing how long their jobs will be good for
    Certain groups have reshuffled their management personnel and have dimwits now in charge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Information Technology Professional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Raytheon values diversity and promotes it in the workforce. The work is challenging and you'll work with a great group of professionals. I would rate Raytheon at the top of other defense companies I worked with.

    Cons

    As with any defense company bureaucracy reins. It can take weeks to complete a task that should take days. Raytheon is also very risk averse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of nice people, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    There are some but not many

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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