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"Lot's of opportunities to learn new skills"

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Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

-Lots of opportunities to learn new skills. To benefit from this you must be hard working, and willing to push for what kinds of jobs you want.
-Huge talent pool. There is no shortage of hard working, highly intelligent people

Cons

- Odd distribution of engineering performance. Many are great engineers, but many are dumber than a box of rocks. There are few in between. If you get the pleasure of leading a team, punt the dead weight early on.
- Easy to get stuck doing one thing if you are trying to do what's right for the company and not what's right for you.
- HR has clamped down on raises, promotions and bonuses.
- Only upper/middle management gets huge bonuses. Encouraged to work hard to solving crisis after crisis caused by poor management in order to ensure that the same management gets their fat 15-20%+ of salary bonuses. Then given a $250 award as a thanks for all the long hours and weekends. Insulting.

Advice to Management

Pay for performance please. Only getting an extra 0.5% to 1% raise for outperforming >75% of your department is not pay for performance.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Focused much more on process than engineering"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. Some of the people that work their are very friendly.

    Cons

    Conflicting views from different areas of management. Upper level management says that your can get in trouble for working and then not charging it but a lot of project leads try to pressure you into not charging hours after doing work for them. Also hard to receive help as no one wants to help if they are afraid they won't receive a contract to charge. When starting at the company there is no reasoning behind where they put you. Also management in your section gets upset if you do not do a Six Sigma project but its almost impossible to find funding for a project in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Actually place people based on their skills and interests or do not hire them. LIsten to employees when they say project leads are pressuring them to not charge to contracts rather than rewarding the leads for being under budget.


  2. "Gotta hit the ground running"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multi-Disciplined Engineer II
    Former Employee - Multi-Disciplined Engineer II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start and develop your career.
    Great people to be around regardless of where you work.
    You get every other Friday off.
    Good benefits
    Doesn't matter what hours you worked: as long as you worked the hours you're good

    Cons

    Have to be proactive in searching for work; can't expect work to be assigned to you immediately after you start
    Feels like you're isolated from the rest of the world

    Advice to Management

    Better communication so that the newer more junior employees can get integrated into the company better.

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