Raytheon - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly | Glassdoor
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"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

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Former Employee - Quality Systems Manager in Tucson, AZ
Former Employee - Quality Systems Manager in Tucson, AZ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Every other Friday off, Great people to work with (includes engineers), Good benefits, Fitness Center, matching 401K now up to 6% since pensions are no longer offered. Challenging technologies to work on. Clean world class manufacturing facilities. Lots of training available if you have a smart manager who wants you to improve.

Cons

Hard to move up in a pay grade unless you move to another business unit. The ugly part is you are the first to be RIF'd if you moved to a new business unit and there are DOD budget cuts or the new contracts are delayed or did not get awarded. Like all companies some managers promote their suck ups into leadership positions and you have to learn how to deal/work with them if you need to stay put.

Advice to Management

Fire managers who use intimidation on their workers - it prevents continuous improvement and quality. The new generation of workers do not need diversity training - they grew up with diversity as a way of being. Stop age discrimination. Pay more for experienced workers - you still need them.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. "Air Traffic Controller training team for the FAA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Lab Supervisor in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Training Lab Supervisor in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Raytheon provides the foundation of a strong corporation with the experience to negotiate good contracts with the US federal government.

    Cons

    Management structure not easily navigated.


  2. "Been good so far"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including 401K with matching contributions up to 4% of salary, modified time, overtime for salaried at straight time for hours over 40.

    Flexible, no rigid start and end of workday time.

    Reliable source of employment for past 10+ years. Stability not highly dependent on stock price.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, hard to get anything done which wears on you.
    Lots of people in higher positions in large part because of advanced degree, not because of experience or merit.
    Small annual raises for most people.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate clique culture. have managers that are true managers not engineers 90% of their time and managers only 10%.

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