Raytheon - Offers a wide array of engineering career paths and opportunities to transfer to other business unit locations. | Glassdoor
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"Offers a wide array of engineering career paths and opportunities to transfer to other business unit locations."

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Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very interesting work and projects. Offers a very fair balance of work and personal time. Offers the ability to move around and work in different engineering career paths and different business areas, along with different types of final products. Pay is very comfortable and benefits seem good.

Cons

Most jokes about working as a military contractor are true, such as the "90/10 rule" where "10% of the employees do 90% of the work". There is also a good sized population of senior employees that seem to be content with "coasting" the rest of their career. Career advancement criteria is hard to quantify, so the "rankings and rating system" used is close to a popularity contest, but if you are known to produce results and a "team player" (and you have a strong vocal advocate as your section/dept lead), you can fare well over time.

Advice to Management

Don't be afraid to clear out some top heavy (senior) employees that "coast" and do not contribute as much as they should. They are lots of mid level employees that get frustrated and leave because of this. Also, follow through on objectives/goals that are pushed out so they don't just become "buzz words" that just change from one year to the next.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (3)

    "On their way down"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EHS Engineer in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - EHS Engineer in Goleta, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and knowledgeable engineering staff, some interesting technologies and equipment, reasonable budget available if you can wait long enough, alternate work week.

    Cons

    No positive interaction with or support from human resources, petty and vindictive administrative personnel, deceptive hiring practices relative to salary, lots of empty promises, layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Be more forthcoming regarding status of plant and planned layoffs, be more honest when hiring people relative to their salary because they'll find out anyway that they were short changed


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Aerospace, what can you expect"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits.
    9-80 work schedule option.
    Flexible paid time off (PTO)
    Education reimbursement for engineering masters and MBA programs

    Cons

    Large corporate structure slows career advancement.
    Line management most interested in process generation and re-organization.
    Performance compensation based upon quotas instead of actual employee performance.
    Emphasize "work life balance" and 9-80 work schedule, but off Friday meetings are often scheduled, weekend work and long hours are expected along with uncompensated overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Analyze successful programs instead of forcing corrective actions developed from large program failures.

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