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"Lots of possibilities and ability to learn and grow"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of different avenues to grow and get more experience. Focus on work life balance!

Cons

Sometimes you get lost in the numbers of a large corporation.

Advice to Management

Keep focusing on the people. They will get the job done and right.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. "Good engineer Bad middle manager bad!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, work, colleagues, flexibility, variety

    Cons

    Company is bent on promoting young, and female, puts too much emphasis on process, tools, doesn't value engineering judgement or experience, tendency to over-hire new employees at higher levels than justified at detriment to more loyal employees

    Advice to Management

    spend more time in the trenches as opposed to the conference room and blackberry


  2. Helpful (2)

    ""Systems" engineers/architects: liberal arts majors and other non-technicals *only* should apply!"

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    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can be a terrific place to work for technical people if you are hired in at the start-up phase of a program.

    Cons

    Let's be honest and call requirements work for what it truly is: secretarial work. Raytheon's SADID (Systems Architecture) directorate is drawing too heavily on requirements workers for promotion, and you end up with managers who don't have a good grasp of engineering fundamentals running various programs.

    There is still an alternate path to management available via software integration. However, software integrators are similar to requirements workers in that they also do not have to understand math or engineering principles to do their jobs. Since Raytheon's main "deliverable" for the various elements of the GBR/etc radars are new software builds, it makes sense to promote some software integrators into management, but they still need technical oversight via real engineers.

    Watch for cronyism: when layoffs are looming, preference will be given to those who started their careers at Raytheon.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate your definitions of system engineering. Clearly requirements, software integration and process engineering have value, but do you really want someone who worked full-time in these areas making technical decisions and looking for new business?

    Require a master's in electrical engineering before sending employees off for systems engineering degrees.

    Hire more electrical engineers, particularly for radar work.


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