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"Friendly to Military"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Aurora, CO
Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Aurora, CO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Raytheon respects that employees have families and managers can be seen leaving early to pick up a sick child or going to a child's baseball game. As you would expect, they are supportive of the military without being political. The week of Christmas through New Years they are closed, which is part of the paid time off they give employees.

Cons

New employees do not get a pension and they start at only 2 weeks of paid leave per year in addition to 10 other paid days off. Unless you are a shining star--and they recognize it, you have very little opportunity for company-sponsored developmental mentoring or training. They pay for graduate school (or undergrad as applicable) up to around $8,000 and that's pretty much it. Again, unless they identify you as one of the golden children.

Advice to Management

Junior employees always feel like they are left out to hang in terms of career planning and development. They always seem to be looking to find the "secret." Of course the secret is work hard, have a great attitude, and if you really want to excel, be seen working late on your own time to get things done. If you do this consistently, you will be recognized because you will get more done than your peers. Again, the golden children get special mentoring and treatment, which by itself it fine. Other employees are left to fend for themselves--and they can feel the difference.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "DOD contractor with poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work Environment
    Average pay and benefits
    Unstable/growth industry, dependent upon government funding
    Rewarding work where you can make a difference in the national security and defense

    Cons

    Work-life balance can get out of sync easily, there is no respect at work, even though they preach it weekly via email, but if there is a dead line or not, you'll end up working overtime or the weekend, for extended periods of time based on company's desire to meet demanding project schedules.
    Too many unstable internal processes, due to, many merger and acquisitions, where none were unified.
    Poor management mind set with cut throat office politics.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to make better management decisions and train them all before putting them to work.
    Reduce the management layers and reduce the bureaucracy.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not ethical compared to other companies in the industry"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Business savy - understand how to maximize profits and develop sound business cases. Good program management training and strong earned value

    Cons

    Feel like I need to take a shower after some days. They are pretty dishonest about competitors and teaming

    Advice to Management

    Take an ethics course

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