Raytheon - Best employer in Tucson, but then again, it's Tucson. | Glassdoor
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"Best employer in Tucson, but then again, it's Tucson."

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Current Employee - Program Manager II in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Program Manager II in Tucson, AZ
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits and base pay for the area. Very flexible with work/life balance issues. Generous PTO policy. Generous policy regarding the use of company IT assets for personal needs.

Cons

Too much beauracracy. Tucson sucks. More beauracracy than its DOD customers. Not respected by its suppliers as well as other large defense contractors. Too much emphasis placed on diversity as a metric instead of simply hiring/paying/promoting for performance.

Advice to Management

Focus on building and communicating career planning/succession to younger employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Come here to learn and launch your career - but leave before you're fully assimilated."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very mature processes and systems related to employee and career development. You are able to work on projects that matter and that keep soldiers alive and our nation secure. Raytheon does a very good job connecting your day to day work with the strategic direction of the company.

    Cons

    Extremely political - if the boss likes you, then that's all that's required. Creates an environment where 'kissing up and kicking down' is actually encouraged (though I don't believe this is on purpose). VPs feel as if their word is law and are confused when someone dares to differ in their opinion - they are surprisingly disconnected from the working lives of their staff, but feel as if they're in the loop.

    Advice to Management

    Only accepting messages that you want to hear instead of what you need to hear is counterproductive.


  2. "Raytheon offers broad opportunities for slow and steady career growth."

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer I in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer I in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company stresses flexibility in hours and time off in support of work life balance. Information sessions and non work activities are abundant should you make the time for them. The people are professional and pleasant thus promoting a culture of communication.

    Cons

    As of this writing, the work demands places more pressure to hit milestones at the expense of personal time. Decreases in training and non-work activities are effecting morale.

    Advice to Management

    Although the org chart is flat, I do not feel that we as a collective are engaged enough with Senior Management.

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