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"A need for change..."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Largo, FL
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Largo, FL
No opinion of CEO

Pros

-Competitive starting salary for new grads.
-Excellent benefits
-9/80 work schedule is great for breaking up the work/life structure
-Opportunity to get involved in recreational groups to network with fellow employees.

Cons

As a new hire there is no structure to address adjustment to a new company, and virtually no mentoring or goal addressing.

The age gap is clearly visible amongst employees. There are a few new grads, but the majority of the company is in the 35-55 age bracket. T

The group dynamic needs to be instilled in workers. Working collaboratively would be much better than being explained what you 'need to do.' Any engineer knows there is more than one way to accomplish a task.

Advice to Management

Management should sit down with you in your first couple days to discuss the aspects of your position, what is required of you, and to address your goals an employee. Even if you're not sure what your goals are management should be willing to offer insight and advice to help you figure out your path for advancement.

he company needs to take a fun approach to coming to work. Design activities that encourage morale, and get people excited to come to work. Reciting that you're protecting those in the military instills pride, but doesn't reach out to all employees.

Try some experimentation and create teams that allow young engineers to work together instead of getting paired up with a senior engineer who isn't interested in your development or growth.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. "Raytheon Missile Systems"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and retention of employees.

    Cons

    Tucson is nowhere to stay long-term.

    Advice to Management

    Improved communication between HR and management is needed. Inspire employees to excel and don't simply subcontract work without giving proper recognition.


  2. "Welcome to Software Development in the 1980's"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Garland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are comparable to other large companies. My fellow workers are extremely skilled and hard working. You have to be with this management. The group I work for are trying to use more current technologies, but it is a constant battle with the old timers and management.

    Cons

    The same tools are used without any upgrade until they go end of life.
    IT personnel are constantly behind and cause you to be constantly behind and don't know how to setup or configure environments unless you explain.
    Unrealistic schedules.
    No continuity, I have been with IIS for a year and I have had three different supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace new technological advancements in software development. You can use the same processes to develop software that you did in the eighties,


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