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"Proud to be a Missile Systems Admin"

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Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tucson, AZ
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Fantastic benefits that start on your first day of work. Good work environment, good people. Flex time and very workable between family & worklife balance.

Cons

We're only given PTO to use. No sick pay, no real vacation pay. Whenever we need to take time off, whatever the reason, we have to use PTO or flex our time.

Advice to Management

They really need to learn how to retain the talent they've already got, instead of putting more focus into new hires. You're going to lose employees when you're hiring people in at a higher salary than what someone who's been there for 5 years is making.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. "Not close to perfect, but overall a good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Sudbury, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Sudbury, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At Raytheon IDS there are some interesting projects to work on and some great people to work with.
    The benefits are very good; although some will complain about health care costs, that is a national problem and while Raytheon is not bucking that trend, it is still better than a majority of employers. The paid time off (PTO) system is barely adequate: 3 weeks for 1-4 years with the company, 4 weeks for 5-10 years then a day or two for every additional 5 years. The 9/80 schedule is great when you are able to use it.

    Cons

    There is a lot of inequality among departments and divisions regarding compensation based upon work quality and quantity as well as promotions.
    Opportunity for advancement is somewhat limited.
    Some of the people show up to work to collect a pay check, not to do their job well.
    The bureaucratic red tape can be infuriating and prevent you from doing your job effectively.
    Compensation is typically adjusted by 2.5-3% for a "meets requirements" while a "highly promotable" is rewarded with a 4% pay increase. Typical of large organizations in that HR decides metrics for compensation and middle-managers are forced to fit their demands.
    It is very easy to get lost in the shuffle or to be pigeon-holed into a role.
    Things move very slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Be more even handed with the employees. Reward high achievers with better compensation.


  2. "In Downtime its Raytheon Time"

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Sudbury, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Sudbury, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool defense job. lots of projects. You need security clearance to work here. In this downturn in economy, working in defense related aerospace company is better than sitting at home.

    Cons

    Too big a company. You can get lots easily

    Advice to Management

    Do your job

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