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Raytheon Overview

Waltham, MA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (RTN)
Aerospace & Defense
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides ... Read more

Mission: Raytheon’s mission is customer success. The foundation of all we do is our vision and our values. We are one global team, creating trusted, innovative solutions that make the world a safer place, and we are aligned around shared values of trust, respect, collaboration ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#78)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#15), 2016 (#42)

Raytheon – Why Work For Us?

Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., it provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, sensing, effects, and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services. With the hard work and dedication of 63,000 employees around the world, Raytheon is well-equipped to meet the needs of its customers in more than 80 countries — today and tomorrow.

The Raytheon culture is centered on a global commitment to our five shared values: Trust, Respect, Collaboration, Innovation and Accountability. Together, these values serve as the roadmap for our accomplishments and the benchmark by which we measure our performance each year:


We take pride in our ethical culture, are honest and do the right thing.


We are inclusive, embrace diverse perspectives and value the role we all play in our shared vision.


We fuel more powerful ideas, deeper relationships and greater opportunities to achieve shared objectives together.


We challenge the status quo and act with speed and agility to drive global growth.


We honor our commitments, anticipate the needs of our customers, serve our communities and support each other.



Wherever you are in your career – just starting out or a seasoned professional – your benefits represent an important part of your overall compensation.

Raytheon is proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package to you, your spouse or same-sex domestic partner, and your eligible children. In addition to protecting you and your family's health and well-being, we offer important income and work/life benefits to meet your needs.

Our website provides a general overview of the health care, income protection, investment/retirement and work/life benefits as well as some of the extras available to eligible Raytheon employees worldwide. We encourage you to become familiar with what our benefits have to offer.

Once you do, we're confident you'll understand why you can expect great things from Raytheon.

Note: Benefits may vary by business unit and location. Pay and benefits for employees represented by a bargaining unit will be in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. Employees assigned to contracts subject to the Service Contract Act or Davis Bacon Act will continue to be administered in accordance with those laws.

As Raytheon's international business expands, we rely on a diverse workforce to help us collaborate on innovative solutions that meet the needs of our customers. When we engage with international customers, we want to understand what diversity means within international cultures and how we can most effectively harness and assimilate diverse ways of thinking.

By emphasizing focused recruiting strategies and employee learning initiatives, we ensure that our global workforce is best-positioned to help us understand and meet the needs of our customers.

We work every day to foster an inclusive and culturally competent workplace that embraces our differences as opportunities to build competitive advantage, drive collaboration and expand globally.
We've achieved these objectives by focusing on three primary areas:

Diversity: We build diversity into our employee education and development programs to evolve our collective thinking about how diversity of ideas drives our success

Experience: We give current and future leaders the exposure and experience they need to cultivate a global and inclusive mindset

Learning: We develop focused learning initiatives to ensure that our global workforce accurately understands and represents the markets where we operate

Facts About Raytheon:

• In 2017, Raytheon received a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

• In 2016, 95% of Raytheon’s leaders completed some form of diversity and inclusion learning

 Student and Recent Graduates

 Prepare to eliminate impossible from your vocabulary.

 Stand out and change the world.

At Raytheon, you’ll be part of a diverse global team that’s working together to solve some of the most demanding challenges on the planet. You’ll play an integral role in creating sophisticated systems and platforms that will help redefine defense and government electronics, space exploration, information technology and more. You’ll also have every opportunity to grow to your full potential, with the advantages of world-class career development programs and outstanding real-life rewards.

Make your stand. Join us now.


 Production & Maintenance

Raytheon's reputation for superior manufacturability rests on the performance of Production Maintenance. Our teams work in virtually every business area to ensure precision machining, fabrication integrity and operational efficiency.

Production Maintenance careers require some previous experience fabricating, assembling, diagnosing and/or troubleshooting production, prototype and commercial items. Depending on their role, our Specialists should also be adept in several of these key functions:

  • work with electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, experimental, developmental and electromechanical systems and devices
  • interpret engineering, military and manufacturing specifications
  • inspect, test and repair electronic, pneumatic, electromechanical and/or mechanical production items
  • operate standard, commercial and specialized test equipment to ensure compliance and conformance to specs and quality control methods
  • plan, setup, and perform functional, operational, environmental and specialized testing under all conditions
  • transport electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical test equipment, parts and materials in accordance with established procedures
  • determine functional adequacy and efficiency of machines and tooling to fabricate parts to defined specifications
  • provide shop floor assistance in maintaining machine operational efficiencies and uploading/downloading of machine programs and engineering interface



As a global enterprise, Raytheon’s professional functions touch all areas of the company and all corners of the world. Each of our businesses has its own professional staff at each of its locations, while a corporate team is in place at our headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Career paths at Raytheon are as diverse as the people who travel them. Professional opportunities will characteristically include positions in these talent areas:

  • Business Development 
  • Communications 
  • Contracts 
  • Cyber and Information Security 
  • Engineering 
  • Finance 
  • Human Resources 
  • Information Technology 
  • Legal 
  • Security 
  • Supply Chain


 Transitioning Military

The Raytheon culture has enormous respect for military service. Our customers are the men and women defending our nation. A number of our employees also serve in the Reserves, National Guard or are military veterans themselves.

As a premier supplier of technologies to the U.S. military and our allies, Raytheon values the strategic and tactical talents that only veterans can offer. Working with us provides an opportunity to bring your battlefield skills to the private sector for a successful transition into the civilian workforce. Opportunities can exist in many disciplines throughout our company, including:



  • Aerospace
  • Electrical
  • Field
  • Hardware
  • Mechanical
  • Optical
  • Quality Assurance
  • Software
  • Systems
  • Test
  • Business Development
  • Communications
  • Contracts
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Program Management
  • Supply Chain

We are especially proud of our Operation Phoenix Program, which provides opportunities for transitioning military personnel who were severely wounded, injured and/or ill during combat operations in the global war on terror (on or after September 11, 2001). Specific criteria consistent with military, government and VA definitions must be met. Raytheon also gives consideration to Wounded Warrior spouses and caregivers who have needed to take on the role of primary wage-earner for the immediate family.

Raytheon is committed to our employees and our communities. We take a strategic approach to community outreach by focusing on three key areas: math and science education, armed services support and our local communities, which includes employee volunteering, charitable giving and contributions.

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    I worked at Raytheon for over 4 years and had a great experience. The company provided many learning and growth opportunities. I was promoted twice during my tenure with the company, and my responsibility increased significantly. I felt like my management supported me and provided me with the career mentorship that I was seeking. I felt empowered and respected during my time there.


    It can be difficult to work at such a large defense contractor company because of all the process and red tape. Things can move slowly, you have to be patient and pick your battles. That being said, if you learn how to work within the system, you can make a significant impact here!

    Advice to Management

    Not all section managers (middle managers) are clued in with the senior leadership's goals. I met with many senior leaders and executives who supported diversity and employee resource groups. However, often times middle management was against employees putting their own volunteer time towards these efforts and looked down on it. This gap was a huge problem and really needs to be fixed!!

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Raytheon Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Raytheon.


    Interview began with asking general questions about me, and why I applied for that exact position. The entire interview process was very thorough. In total, it lasted nearly an hour and a half.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked very detailed Linux coding questions, and VMware based questions   Answer Question
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Raytheon Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
  • America's Top Corporations for Multicultural Business Opportunities(#7),, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
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