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"Raytheon is a good place to work if you are in one of the good groups, but the"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Woburn, MA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Woburn, MA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

If you are working in one of the premiere groups, the work is extremely interesting and there is plenty of opportunites to advance. Recognition is sometimes hard to come by through financial rewards, but usually the successful are rewarded with more interesting work and respect from their bosses and peers. Raytheon is very dedicated to making sure that their employees have a good work life balance in their lives.

Cons

If you do not work for an elite group, it's very easy to get stuck in the same job for years and not be given to the opportunity to prove yourself or to advance. The internal politics and "empire building" can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Frequently the individuals that are hired into the company at a higher grade are not as qualified as the people of lower grades who have been working there for years.

Advice to Management

Give credit where credit is due and reward those doing the work rather than those who manage them.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (6)

    "No respect for employees"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the best reason to work there is because the economy is awful and choices are few, so if you get an offer, you may as well take it and hope for the best.

    Cons

    Management treats contractors like lowly slaves who deserve no respect and can be dismissed at the drop of a hat without any explanation. There is a culture of disrespect and a clear division between the contractors and direct employees, its a modern day caste system. Most people are miserable but too scared to speak up for fear of retaliation.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what it was like when you were HUMAN?


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Direct management (i.e. the folks I really work for) is excellent. Pay is competitive, and work/life balance is excellent. The flexible work schedule, when workload allows, is very beneficial. My experience has been that the company works hard to place employees between contracts.

    Cons

    It can be stressful when the project you're working on ends, depending on what new contracts are being awarded. Emphasis on Six Sigma is annoying. Benefits are not what they were when I first joined the company.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on Six Sigma.

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