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"Dominated by ex-military middle management that know little about anything except what they use to do."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Falls Church, VA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Falls Church, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than a year)

Pros

My hours were pretty flexible.
Was compensated for over-time as straight-time, but it was better than nothing. (had to be approved though)

Cons

The ex-military management, raking in large amounts of money, do very little meaningful work. They are hired as contacts, and yet they become your boss.

Advice to Management

Use your hard-working and smarter in-house employees for middle and upper management. Introducing a new manager every few weeks, that has just started, is bad for productivity and morale.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

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    "Raytheon"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every other friday off. Close to the airport. Computers are replaced every three years. Some nice people. There is a bonus mechanism but the auto union members get much more than the Raytheon employees, except for the executives.

    Cons

    Raytheon keeps dwindling the benefits down to almost nothing. No longer any pension. They make people take these education classes on a yearly basis that are useless. It has gotten to the point where a person can not even go on travel without watching every penny that is spent and the expense reports can take a great deal of time as every charge is nit picked. The managers tell the employees that they are looking out for them so they give them the chance to move to different positions without any chance of promotion. They call this a lateral move. Raises are not worth the paper they are written on as they average about 2 1/2% which does not even come close to actual inflation. Employees are encouraged to go onto further their education with no guarantee as to a promotion once the masters degree is completed. In short people are spending two to three years at night school for no reason, unless their plan is to leave the company once complete. There is no dedicated sick time, so people come in sick and everyone else gets sick. The stock holder has become the main concern for the company and the employee has been placed far down the priority list.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating the employees like people. Restore the benefits and keep the employees happy and the earninigs of the company shall improve as the employees will be incentivised. Companies such as Google and Apple treat their employees well and look how well they are doing. As a common sense thing bring back sick time.


  2. "Great work life balance. Every other Friday off"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Every other Friday off
    My boss is the best
    Great life style

    Cons

    Way too many meetings that can't reach any results
    Not enough young employees

    Advice to Management

    Cut all the middle layers and hierarchies to keep the company competitive

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