Raytheon Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Thomas A. Kennedy
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance most of the time (in 180 reviews)

  • Allows 9/80 schedule for some employees (in 133 reviews)

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

  • I was hoping to retire from Raytheon but upper management did not look at the ramifications of laying me off (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Manufacturing Engineer Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is a large company with many opportunities. It has many different departments that allow you to move around within sectors. It also has many locations around the country.

    Cons

    It is a large company so it isn't as personal. You are assigned one job and there are a bunch of other people in your department with the exact same job as you.


  2. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and exciting products. Good continued learning programs.

    Cons

    Employees need to find a way to stand out in the matrix organizations to avoid stagnating.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to retain and promote driven go getters.


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    Program Planner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Planner in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Program Planner in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Raytheon (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Industry leaders in Program Planning and Scheduling. Light years ahead of other companies I've worked with.

    Cons

    Hard to penetrate the "Good old boys club culture" .

    Advice to Management

    Diversify more.


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  5. Good Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Opportunities if you like to live in the South West (Tucson). They are hiring lots of Signal Processing Engineers.

    Cons

    Wage compression is a serious problem right now. Newly hired employees are making more than those with years of experience. This creates a potentially tense situation for management.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for. Quality comes at a price. Profits, policies, and processes should never be more important that people.


  6. Aerospace Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Raytheon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of interesting and important work to do such as Missile Defense.
    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    It has become difficult for non-management engineers to advance.
    Innovation is not rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage thinking outside the box.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Raytheon

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Logistics in Tucson, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Can't beat the pay and benefits. 9/80 work schedule with a Christmas shutdown.

    Cons

    Horribly managed. No quantifiable promotion criteria. Engineering company being run by engineers. But most employees are not engineers and engineers are not very good with people. Only through rumors did employees find out the branch president was gradually moving jobs to another state where he is planning to retire. NO ACCOUNTABILITY!!!


  8. Awesome job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Tucson, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive pay (for Tucson)
    I feel respected
    Large number of different types of jobs available in finance
    Huge career possibilities
    Ability to put "$1 Billion" on your resume
    Able to become system expert in SAP which is widely used

    Cons

    As a young employee, I didn't believe a glass ceiling existed for women. I was naive. I know differently now; the glass ceiling is huge. 70% of U of A business grads are female, 50% of Raytheon (Tucson) finance hires are female, the top 2 levels of finance management are 15% female.
    After 10 years, you feel like you are fighting the same fights over and over again; it gets frustrating.
    The company is so huge it has a difficult time implementing effective change; I think this has to be true of any large company.

    Advice to Management

    You are constantly worried about job turnover but the company has gotten rid of its pension and gives pretty terrible raises. I am happy with my current pay but feel I was under-paid for years. In the past 5 years, a number of companies have started to compete for Raytheon's well-trained finance analysts. The only way to combat this is with higher pay or by instituting a pension plan people feel they can't afford to lose. Without this, you will keep losing your employees. Also, make things like working from home a reality. Without this, you will lose your ability to hire milennials in great enough proportion to make up for attrition.


  9. I love it here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love the people and the hands on experience and the pay is great too with good benefits. Sometimes when contracts come in we have to stay late to work but usually the work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Wish we got paid for some of our overtime and Ron overlook great potential just because they are young they might be smarter than the old people.

    Advice to Management

    Be more efficient with charge numbers.


  10. program manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Tucson, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pays well and does have some smart people, technology is awesome

    Cons

    wrapped around everything besides running a business and pleasing customers. many, many distractions if you like that sort of thing

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees as you'd like to be treated-with respect, honesty and integrity


  11. Helpful (1)

    Red Tape

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work/life distinction, ability to make your own hours, 9/80 work schedule

    Cons

    Too much red tape, very hard to get things done because of corporate restrictions.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the amount of red tape so that engineers may do their job without needing a group of 8 people to do the job of one person.



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