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"Good Company and Great People"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

I really like working for Raytheon in Tucson. I started as a Hughes employee in 1997, but no one told me about the Hughes retirement plan. There is lots of work. The people are family. The cost of living in Tucson is low. The company, under Bill Swanson, is progressive.

Cons

Tucson. Cow town. Lots of red tape. Slow to accomplish what needs to be done due to being a defense firm.

Advice to Management

There's a lot of grooming to those who "appear" to fit the mold. It's tiring to see the same (useless) people promoted year after year.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. "Place for C Level people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Engineering in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager Engineering in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are above average, flexibility in schedule, Employee resource groups for ethnic groups, LGBT, and more. Great place to work if you have young kids.

    Cons

    Very political place, can't get the simplest things done, very few A players and several C players, mainly in management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more and delegate less. Let you staff do their jobs, you don't know everything.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "There are better places to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most people, who are not managers, are very nice.

    Cons

    Very political. There is a chasm between the Management and the Workers. If you tell a manager that there is a problem with a product you may very likely be targeted for retaliation including bad reviews, less pay increases and lay off. Example, try to find out what happened to any engineers who spoke out about problems on the Patriot Missile System in the 1990s.

    Advice to Management

    There are only a few that a non political worker can talk to but even these will throw you in front of the bus in order to survive when the heat is on.


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