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"Big Company"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Architect in Largo, FL
Current Employee - IT Architect in Largo, FL
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible work schedules. Telecommuting, 9/80 alternate schedule,
Lots of opportunity.
Internal functional groups and external program facing groups tend to be very separate but there are opportunities in both.

Cons

In a downturn for the last few years, cutting employees regularly.
Very hard to get promotions...but easy to get increases in responsibility.
Functional groups are very distributed, so your manager is likely to be in a different state, making you balance between supporting local priorities or your management priorities.
IT is highly outsourced.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. "Excellent Job!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Forest, MS
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Forest, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, steady income, regular raises, work is challenging and changes almost everyday.

    Cons

    No CONS to speak of.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Systems Engineer I"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule - 9/80, but anyone can flex their hours as long as you get 80 hours in each pay period.
    Decent starting compensation - 20% raise over Lockheed Martin for same job grade.
    Good benefits - good health insurance options.
    Job security- when positions go away, the company helps find another job and keeps engineers on overhead as long as it takes.

    Cons

    Cube farm - huge rooms subdivided into aisles of 4 person cubicles.
    Lack of leadership - unclear and inconsistent goals. Several programs are perpetually behind schedule and over budget.
    No accountability - you can be a star and get lots done or coast... nobody notices or cares either way
    Subpar merit increases - 2% even for high contributors... bad move.
    Mediocre and overpriced food - food services provided by Eurest

    Advice to Management

    Add performance incentives for individual contributors on a monthly or quarterly basis. Good ones (i.e. not 50$ gift cards, but stock options, bonus pay, extra vacation, etc.)

    Merit increases should never be equal or less than inflation for good performance. Anything under 5-10% comes across as an insult and you will continue to drive away top young talent and primarily retain the average or unambitious.


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