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"WOW THREE DAY WEEKEND"

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Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

-flexible 9-80 schedule. Christmas to new year closure. a lot of good little benefits, rec center, education reimbursement.

-there are some hardcore headcases, but you generally won't butt heads with them. unless you also strive to be one.

-the average employee is generally friendly and laidback. throw a rock and you'll hit a jovial, knowledgeable, pudgy conservative dad in a Hawaiian shirt counting days to retirement.

-if you are really ambitious and don't care about your personal life there is some room for you. if you want to coast and never work over 40 a week, there is room for you. if you are somewhere in between, its a bit dicier.

There are many many many programs and departments, each of which is a fiefdom in itself. The higher profile "great for your career" type projects tend to be the draining ones with angrier people.

Cons

-advancement and training for young engineers. basically hope you are put in a good program where you can learn. there are no serious programs in place if you aren't marked as a high performer early on.

-No real career paths. Just a bunch of pep talks and a powerpoint and few half-assed meetings. Basically latch onto a midlevel manager and get directed around.

-training is terrible, a series of webmodules.

-Upper Management has in recent years distanced themselves even further from the common employee

Advice to Management

should i pack up my bags for Huntsville, while you dismantle Tucson?

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, There is a lot of talent there.

    Cons

    Old boy network, Constant schedule delays, Put all their eggs in one basket selling too many derivatives based on an initial system.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the middle management to reduce costs instead of just laying off the lower workers. You have layers upon layers of management and multiple "chiefs" and none of them are bringing in value worth their paycheck without any responsibility. Spent way too much money bringing all the executives from CA to TX and nothing to show for it. It was like it was an "out" for management to sell off their properties in that troubled state and move to TX on the company's dime, where prices are low and they can now live like kings. Don't have many small waves of layoffs to avoid making an announcement. Just do it all at once and move on.


  2. "Great Work/Life Balance..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A place that does value the "work/life balance". Some departments have the option of a "9/80" two week work week. 9 days with 80 hours of work and every other Friday off. They value safety first so working from home during a snowstorm is never an issue.

    Cons

    Supervisors can be micromanagers but it depends upon the department. Sometimes the focus on the "bottom line" can be a bit much where managers and supervisors forget that to keep an employee a promotion might be necessary.


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