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"Some of the smartest people with whom you can work"

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Current Employee - Engineering Fellow in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Engineering Fellow in Tucson, AZ
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Intellectual challenge for analyzing, building, and testing advanced sensors. Managers recognize effective communication as well as thorough analysis of a problem and innovative solutions. "Hire a bunch of really smart people and let them figure out what they're supposed to do."

Cons

New grads can get lost. Many of the most interesting projects are classified. Accounting system does not motivate programs to mentor or train junior engineers.

Advice to Management

Company needs to differentiate labor costs so that programs *want* junior people to solve problems. Current accounting leads every program to staff the most senior people they can find.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A Great place to start you career."

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Flexible hours are GREAT! You can come and go whenever you want as long as you get your work done. So if you want to work longer hours at the beginning of the week, so that you can take a long weekend without using any of your PTO time, that is very normal. There are lots of people to meet and to learn from. Some really smart engineers and technicians work here with lots of knowledge to pass on, if you ask questions. You are able to get involved in many different projects, so that your skill set will broaden making you a more valuable employee.

    Cons

    The managers at times seem very disconnected to their employees. Oftentimes they are too busy doing their work, to even check-up on any of their employees, expecially the young engineers. Managers need to have more interest in making sure that young engineers are finding their way and keeping busy, but most of the time who end up having to do all of that yourself. There is a reall lack of communication between some sections of the company and even some of the employees within the same section of the business. Just know that if you aren't self-sufficient and keeping work flowing through your desk, then this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    To stop by in and check up on what you employees are working on. Be more invested in the woek that is going on underneath them.


  2. "A good place to start."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work/life balance, casual dress code that is highly conducive to a productive environment. I've seen much smaller, lesser companies make a big issue out of a dress code and drive employees crazy when they don't even have to meet customers in person. People can do a lot more when they are comfortable.
    I thought the benefits were decent and I thought the people were very friendly and professional.

    Cons

    I don't know the company well enough at this point to critique it.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, I thought there were way too many useless meetings going on all the time. The managers seemed a bit
    frustrated by the constant random organizational meetings that interupted the workday every week. I understand that it's important to stress ethics, to reinforce 6 sigma, to have meetings about finding ways to better your department, but
    I felt like those meetings were a little too often.

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