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"Work on important and intriguing projects"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tewksbury, MA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tewksbury, MA
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Very interesting problems in defense and science that are changing the world, protecting the nation, and advancing technologies that leverage scienctific and mathematical research.

Good benefits.

Laid back atmosphere.

Cons

Higher concentration of fuddy duddy engineers and managers than at my current employer.

Extremely slow to adopt new technologies. You'll use ClearCase instead of Git. There's little Python in sight; if you're lucky large scripts are in Perl instead of csh shell script.

Advice to Management

Identify the weak and let them go, unless you're weak yourself. In that case: you're not qualified to discern them.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. "SCM"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great peer to peer relationships, very honest / ethical people to work with.

    Cons

    Earnings picture is skewed a bit, management / leadership is driven by bonus structure and has minimal focus on program success.

    Advice to Management

    People are the drivers of successful business.


  2. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Long-standing aerospace & defenses government contractor. Comparatively speaking, strong emphasis on ethical behaviors backed up by continual training in this regard. Pride in serving the mission to secure our country. Great benefits for this industry.

    Cons

    Fits and starts with enterprise initiatives so new methodologies and practices are not able to take hold because results are unrealistically required immediately. Growth and promotional opportunities based more on who you know and the influence of your advocates rather than by merit. Professes strategic view and customer support but thinking is more tactical in nature. Diversity of thought is not encouraged or accepted and accountability at the senior/executive level to drive success is not apparent.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to consider ideas from a variety of sources and resources with an open mind even if they are contrary. Root out those at all levels whose actions and behaviors are non-productive and disruptive to the success of the organization. Work harder to develop talent and reward initiative. Really have an open door where employees can reach out for the help they need without retribution. Welcome input from those in the younger generations who will infuse strategy with innovative ideas to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Be more willing to admit when an approach is not working and to find ways to better pivot to address and provide solutions for the changing economic, geo-political, etc. environment.

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