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"Overworked, underappreciated and underpaid."

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Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Time-off: 9/80 schedule allows for 9 hour workdays and every other Friday off. Many employees are hard-working for fear of social ridicule and lay-offs.

Cons

Raytheon is a heavily process driven, bloated, bureaucratic organization with many layers of middle management and few avenues for career advancement. Many of the senior level managers and executives come from firms outside of Raytheon. Finance managers have very poor people skills and refuse to be leaders. After 7 years at Raytheon, I've never seen the CEO or President of my business unit in person. Many employees feel like a disposable widget at this organization and many leave for higher paying opportunities at companies with better reputations.

Advice to Management

Physically walk the floors to greet your employees. Explain business strategy in-person and often. Make performance evaluations less subjective. Create mentorship opportunities. Develop careers paths. Be friendly.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. "Great benefits, plenty of work, and good professionalism."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I think the number one reason I'm still here is because of job satisfaction. I'm able to be part of a company who is constantly emerging in the Technology field

    Cons

    I don't recall anything that disappointed me with this company but that's to say this is my first civilian employer.

    Advice to Management

    With such little time at Raytheon, I haven't been exposed to back shops or upper management but from what I've seen so for is a professional staff.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Above average workers and subpar managers"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent people with a variety of work opportunities and a variety of places

    Cons

    Rigid management structure where low level managers have little power and many are unqualified.

    Advice to Management

    Make raises competitive and work to have non engineers manage. I great ability to bring you get engineers in but effort needs to be made to retain mid level engineers.

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