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"Fantastic place to work"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
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Pros

Really a great place to work. People are respectful, hardworking and dedicated. They pay attention to what their employees say.

Cons

Everyone works very hard so it is sometimes hard to achieve work and life balance.

Advice to Management

Break employee opinion survey down to more fidelity and/or increase the use of 360 feedback.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (6)

    "You are expected to Die on the Job , 87 hours a week with travel, by god do not get sick, they still expect you to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Sf Field Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Sf Field Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely cutting edge technology
    World class programs and project engineering management
    Good collaboration with team mates as long as they are not at your level
    Decent Pay

    Cons

    Peer Team mates on your own level will stab you in the back
    Friend/ Enemies describes the work environment their is no safe ground
    Senior Management will blind side you with out good communication and then blame it on you
    Do not report a problem as it was your fault you found the problem an then you are not a team mate
    You can absolutely forget work life and family 87 hour weeks and with travel and management is still not happy demanding more hours when you have not been home in 3 months

    Advice to Management

    Very bad communication skills, Horrible back stabbing, blame shifting environment, mid level management and first level management rocking for some one to stab in the back to move up in the corporate structure.
    Clicks in this environments rule the universe of Raytheon and it needs to end.
    You need to value outsiders to you organization when you bring them on
    Clairvoyance to how your organization expectations to how the organization runs by expectation and not education with out training is absolutely nuts to expect and demand.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "No technical knowledge gain thus waste time as they stereotype high-ranked ex-military officers that politically won."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Garland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice benefits packages with flexibility in selections.
    When starting the salaries are competitive but few changes later.
    Clear English used with between coworkers.

    Cons

    - Morals and ethics is biggest problem as upper level project management is like working with "Enron" supervision. The brass (i.e., supervision) wants the cash.
    - As contracts end they lay-off the technical brains and experts but keep their ex-military officers who “in the past” won the contracts. They rarely still have have friends in the government after the length of waterfall contract contracts to win them more.
    - As proposals are prepared many extra management positions are added to the proposal for no solid reason.
    - Many supervisors simply were never trained to communicate with their staffing to have everyone work as a “team” and listen to other ideas and suggestion from all levels. The “feet-on-the-desk” managers are difficult to communicate with as all issue/decision conclusions go their way or no way.
    - Advancement/promotions for those without brass military experience are rare. The “Stereotyping Company” is Raytheon’s nickname. Many lower level ex-military personnel rarely receive promotions also.
    - Commonly, if a lower level employee has a great new design or methodology the supervision or management will take the idea and lay them off the fellow. They want to make sure no “one is better then me”.

    Advice to Management

    One year ago RTN claimed the target was to go 50% commercial contracts. But with still many of the management staffing having only DoD experience how will this be accomplished. Why not give up hire more open world employees. True, many military folks know how to "use" high tech device but they can't technically design them.

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