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"Raytheon IDS is a company in a stable market, room for career growth, and interesting work."

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Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer I in Tewksbury, MA
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer I in Tewksbury, MA
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Pros

It's very very stable. It's a great place to start out and get your feet wet. If you're looking for job security, decent pay, and a chance to make an impact right out of the gate, work at Raytheon.

Cons

The majority of the products you work on are very very very old. Most of the job is redesign or sustainment. Communication among partnering organizations is scarce. Lots of rework and downtime. A lot of times the documentation on something designed in the 70s is missing or points to a person rather than a document title.

Advice to Management

Locate the single points of failure in legacy programs, open lines of communication, better use of lessons learned and overall knowledge sharing.

Prevent history from repeating itself!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. "Great stable, if not always challenging, place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay is great, the work is sometimes interesting, and your co-workers will be intelligent. You'll be working on something you can be proud of. The company will pay for you to continue your education, which is great if your interested in getting a free graduate degree.

    Cons

    Not always working on the latest and greatest technology. Sometimes feel like your re-inventing the same wheel just to sell it to the Government. You get very little feedback ever. There are some politics that go on (I suppose that is normal) in that it seems like promotions are often determined by who you know. The software engineering positions can be really boring. Software engineers are often treated as replaceable parts that can be moved around at will. Sometimes they shove process down your throat and don't let you take ownership of what you're working on.

    Advice to Management

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Working in Raytheon Missile Systems is pleasant, and this place is stable and has growth for career advancement."

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    Current Employee - Principal Multi-Disciplined Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Multi-Disciplined Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a long legacy of making missiles. They have a lot experts in this area. Cost of living in Tucosn is low. I like the 9/80 work schedule. Raytheon participates in profit sharing which is nice.

    Cons

    Living in Tucson is okay, but it does get very hot in summer time. I moved here from California. The life style is slow as compared to California. There are not much to do in the long weekends.

    Advice to Management

    The senior management should be more knowledgable about the time and effort that are reasonable to do the technical that are being asked.

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