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"work/life balance is better than my peers, co-workers are considerate"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

9/80 work schedule, good benefits, diverse portfolio of technologies which means employees can work on different projects over a long-term

Cons

defense industry is cyclical so if the company doesn't win an expected contract, then layoffs are required.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Pursue if you like the comfort of functional specialization and relationship based advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly smart talent pool; interesting and cutting edge technology; competitive pay and benefits; well-intentioned lower level leaders

    Cons

    Fear-based, risk averse culture; lack of accountability or consequences for not meeting performance expectations; activity not results based environment; fire drill and reactive based; command and control, bureaucratic; silos based not systemic or process; lack of transparency, vision or focus

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear focus by identifying 1) where the business is choosing not to compete; 2) prioritize and fund major business initiatives to drive systemic improvement across the value chain and mission areas; 3) celebrate success and regularly communicate wins and challenges; 4) Trust the judgment of your strong workforce and stop over mandating or controlling the day to day activities at all levels of the organization; 5) Reward results not activity


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly to Military"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

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