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"Great Place to work"

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Raytheon NCS is a decent place to work with flexible work hours and decent wages if you don't mind bad management."

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

    Pros

    Raytheon NCS is a stable place to work. There is an optional 9/80 schedule where you work 80 hours in 9 days, meaning every other Friday is off. Benefits are good and as long as you get on a good project you'll be satisfied.

    Cons

    Raytheon NCS, like most defense companies, generally uses older mature technologies. If you're into learning new technolgy, this is not the place for you. Raises and profit sharing are pathetic. If you're unlucky enough to get put on a bad project, you'll work long hours with no overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership at NCS has no clue. CMMI is their culture, but I think the process is overboard since Raytheon Fullerton Operations (RFO) is a Level 5. As a result, they think they can predict a project's outcome and schedule, but they're always too ambitious. All projects are behind schedule so the employees get blamed when its management's fault for relying too much on CMMI. Since management is older, they don't adopt newer agile software development methods. Things are managed in a waterfall process, which we all know does not work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work if you are on the right projects ..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer II in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer II in Santa Barbara, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Schedule flexibility
    - People (except for a select few I could do without)
    - Projects/Work
    - Salary
    - Benefits

    Cons

    - Beurocracy, and not just at the local level
    - Inability to move up the food chain
    - Company vision seems awfully cloudy

    Advice to Management

    Keep Texas out of Santa Barbara! This is a great place to work, but the oversight/meddling from Texas is really ruining that experience.

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