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December 12, 2018

Does Raytheon Technologies offer paid time off?

Pros

They have a Starbucks on site.

Cons

They lie to get you in. The job is nothing like what they described. I’ve never been so bored and underutilized. They promise a 9/80 work schedule but then nobody is allowed to take it. They expect you to work every Friday. They promise a very generous PTO accrual but you aren’t allowed to use it and then at the end of the year you lose it, it doesn’t carry over to the next year. It’s a scam.

Advice to Management

There is no point lying to candidates just to get them to accept the offer. It is immediately obvious that you lied and they will just leave.

They promise a very generous PTO accrual but you aren’t allowed to use it and then at the end of the year you lose it, it doesn’t carry over to the next year.

December 12, 2018

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November 20, 2019

Does Raytheon Technologies offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Lots of engineering going on. Numerous projects. Very dynamic environment. Poor to good facilities - depending which site and which building you are assigned to . Above average fringe benefits including generous relocation package. Enormous amount of folks of all backgrounds and job types that have been there for years and are evidently are in position to retire very early. Probably the most integrated and equal opportunity-orientated company I have ever worked at - that is for ethnic minorities, females, gays folks, etc.

Cons

Very low pay. Not a lot of innovation going on. Most of the work is either slight modification of existing product to create a new product OR updating an older product to eliminate obsolete parts, etc - typical military manufacturing environment. Many of the tasks that engineers perform here are handled by technicians or engineering techs in other companies I have worked at. Very clannish. If you don't fit in, go to lunch or hang with the right folks, etc. you will likely have issues. Probably the most cut-throat place I have ever worked- and I have worked at equally large, but primarily commercial, companies before. Seems like the "lifers" do best here. Many of the people that joined around the time I did, with many previous years in engineering, did not stick around that long either. The review process is somewhat arbitrary and based largely on supposed peer inputs. So make sure you hang with the right crowd etc. if you want to have any chance of getting ahead. Bonus plan, at least for the grade level I was at, was not sufficient to make up for the rather low pay. I would not recommend to a friend unless desperate for employment.

Advice to Management

Supposedly, the employee is the most important asset. Show it.

Above average fringe benefits including generous relocation package.

November 20, 2019

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May 8, 2019

Does Raytheon Technologies offer massages?

Pros

There is a free massage chair on the 10th floor and a snack room on the 6th floor

Cons

- Asked about core hours (9am-3pm), flexibility of setting my own hours and the ability to telecommute during the interview. Answers from management made this place seem like it was the most relaxed office in the world. - A month into my role I was asked to match the hours of the finance team (10am-7pm, sometimes 8-9pm). - Had to take a week off for family matters and pto request was not getting approved. Offered to telecommute and left the office, only to have senior finance mgr IM me and tell me to get offline on the second day of my OOO ("who said you can work remote? You need to get offline right now"). - Basically everything they told me during the interview was a lie. Anyone with other company experience will not enjoy working here. PM's talk to you like you're servants. Managers yell at you. People call you out in meetings in front of 5 other departments. You're told to not ask questions. When you seek help everyone is busy. No one is truly competent or sharp. The only ones who didn't seem to mind the rude culture were people who started their careers with internships at Raytheon and just climbed the corporate ladder. You will probably move up fast tho if you stick it out because turnover is high, but I've seen people get demoted for no reason with no HR involvement. If you come from a healthy working environment look elsewhere. Even HR is unhelpful.

Advice to Management

Maybe don't send passive aggressive IMs to employees

There is a free massage chair on the 10th floor and a snack room on the 6th floor

May 8, 2019

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August 3, 2018

Does Raytheon Technologies offer dental insurance?

Pros

You are going to be surrounded by some of the smartest engineers on the planet, tackling some of the most challenging problems. There are things I work with that I had entire lectures on in college that wrote them off as impossible. The 9/80 work schedule, which give you every-other Friday off, is pretty sweet too when it works out. Even the cheapest version of the dental insurance is fully-paid Delta Dental.

Cons

Honestly, it is the management that is ethically bankrupt. They will push product at such a pace that they burn out entire departments of engineers and even begin to sacrifice its quality - just to get their bonuses. DCMA needs to take a much closer look at a lot of the programs, because there is a lot of questionable practices going on that is sacrificing product reliability and quality. Stuff getting swept under the rug, practices mostly that put the long-term viability of the product line at risk. At the same time, management has no interest in promoting within the company - but keeps complaining about retention and recruitment. I had an informal meeting with one of the directors who flat out told me - with two years already at the company, and four years of total experience - that I was still "two to four years" away from being promoted to engineer II, because "we don't promote for its own sake". This was not someone I reported to, just someone who I knew would give me a straight[er] answer. Raytheon just doesn't promote, full stop. In my two years there, I haven't seen a single internal promotion happen around me - including engineers who had been in their roles, excelling, for three to five years before I even got there. You have to at least leave your role, and usually leave the company, in order to get a promotion - and they don't give real raises without promotions. If your yearly raise matches inflation, you're doing extremely well compared to your peers. The raise never beats inflation. The work/life balance is also terrible. Some people are lucky, and their program will qualify for overtime - even as a salaried employee - but most are not, and everyone, except the managers, is working 60-80hr weeks. The 9/80 schedule is great, if your program actually lets you take advantage of it. The pay is also low for the titles as well to, just to add insult to injury, looking at the official pay ranges and curves for the various titles. Listening to the 'old-timers', people who have been in their same roles since the 80s, 70s, or even 60s, things used to be much better. The health insurance was fully-paid; promotions and raises were the norm, not the exception; the retirement plans were golden; the work/life balance was excellent most days. My advise, if you apply and get offered a job at Raytheon, take it, work for two to three years, then move on. Especially if you are still early in your career. There is no benefit to you staying longer than that, but it is enough time for you to really polish your skills and establish yourself as an engineer who knows which way is up.

Advice to Management

You can't complain about the costs of promoting from within, and complain about lack of employee retention in the same breath - and still have your employees take you seriously.

Even the cheapest version of the dental insurance is fully-paid Delta Dental.

August 3, 2018

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June 11, 2019

Does Raytheon Technologies have a pension plan?

Pros

10.5% pension People are great (especially some of the developers) Gloucester location is reasonably good and has free parking (but also there is a con where there is not enough spaces to park for all employees) Good sized company Free snacks (biscuits, fruit and drinks)

Cons

I agree with a lot of the previous comments, favourites will go far and those who know how to play the system within the organisation You are micro managed and not trusted. On a weekly basis required to provide what you did, risks and opportunities to higher management, which is a total waste of time as nothing is done and is irrelevant. Even if you got nothing to report you are expected to write something. Most software engineers feel its a waste of time but management don't listen They require bums on seats (seat warmers) Mon - Thur (8.30 - 5.30). Although can finish early on a Friday (8.30 - 1.30). There is flexibility for those that are liked and different rules apply to other individuals. Old infrastructure and still uses Lotus Notes for email Lack of diversity High number of people leaving, although junior staff with clearance are kept and paid more when threaten to leave Management are bullies. As per above parking is an issue (the extra parking that was available has been lost to another company close by as Raytheon were not quick to lease these spaces from the landlord), and has got worse.

Advice to Management

Stop micro managing and trust your staff.

10.5% pension

June 11, 2019

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