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"Be prepared to be a programmer, no matter what your specialty is"

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Former Intern - Intern in Arlington, VA
Former Intern - Intern in Arlington, VA

I worked at Raytheon BBN Technologies as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

The biggest "pro" is knowledgable co-workers who are willing to help if you just ask. The nature of the work can be challenging, so there are always opportunities to learn. The work is engaging if you already have a solid computer programming background (Matlab is a MUST for this workplace). Perks include flexible hours and an individual office.

Cons

It's easy to get overwhelmed when you are put onto multiple projects. Expect to spend extra time outside of work learning things outside your area of expertise (this may be a pro for some people). When the economy is bad, the company's bottom line suffers because it handles a lot of government contracts. That obviously has an impact on the quantity of projects and hiring practices. Upward movement seems pretty stagnant. It seems like people get to a position they like (or are extremely good at) and end up staying there as long as possible-- sometimes by choice, sometimes because they've been pigeon-holed.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon BBN Technologies

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Exposure to great projects, smart people and wonderfull work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon BBN Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - great place to be
    - exposure for applied R and start-up nature D
    - learning and training opportunities
    - smart people
    - great benefits
    - honest answers (when ask )
    - nice people

    Cons

    - no guidance, swim on your own or get drowned
    - be highly billable or bring in the money. Otherwise you are out.
    - Raytheon culture and processes are creeping in
    - limited career opportunities
    - nice people (skip to tell you if you are doing the wrong thing, they are maybe not so nice;)
    - no cross-department collaboration
    - silent competition amongst groups

    Advice to Management

    - stop Raytheon
    - clearer guidance to junior employees
    - train your managers
    - plan ahead for tough times
    - do exciting stuff - do not settle for less.
    - DO NOT TURN INTO A BODY SHOP


  2. "a live environment there with a bunch of friendly colleagues."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Raytheon BBN Technologies as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone has his/her own office

    Cons

    there is no free drink/food available.

    Advice to Management

    very good place in general

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