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"Excellent place to start"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Tucson, AZ
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

-Compensation
-Benefits package
-Work/life balance
-Cool factor of some of the work
-Opportunity to move within the company
-Nice people

Cons

-Older people
-Bureaucratic structure
-Long life cycle of projects
-Old school managers
-Compartmentalized structure
-Work pace varies from time to time

Advice to Management

Management seems to be divided into two camps. There are the old school guys and the guys that understand what young employees are looking for.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Liked Tucson, liked co-workers, detested management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you enjoy sitting at your desk killing time for months at a time, then this is the
    place for you. On several occasions, I asked co-workers "has anyone told you
    what we're suppose to be doing ?". The response was "No." Then, when
    something finally came down the line ... Read "Cons"

    Cons

    Very politically charged situation that has nothing to do with ability or accomplishments.
    If you brown nose then, even though you can't figure out why your C++ code won't compile
    on a Ada compiler, you can become a technical lead two years out of college. And if you
    do try to actually excel, you had better do it in less than 50 lines of code or your thick fix
    will set off an alarm and you'll be sent packing because you might jepordize the "truck
    load of money backing up to there door." And since Arizona is a "right to work" state,
    they can liable you and there is nothing that you can do about it. Where is 60 minutes
    when you need them.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and get people that have a clue about how to develop software that
    does more than passes tests. And when you move, don't live anywhere that might
    have to be defended by your missiles.


  2. "Good workplace!"

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

    Pros

    There are many capable and well educated associates, with good experience in the products developed and manufactured at my location. There is good teamwork and cordiality at a working level. Management generally is supportive of good work, and gives commendations when important successful milestones are reached. There is opportunity for innovation at my location, and the company is generally supportive of patents that recognize innovation.

    Cons

    Most projects seem underbid in time and schedule, so there are pressures to work unpaid overtime. Management at the Santa Barbara site is remotely located in El Segundo, and comes from a different "culture" that is appearance oriented, where our site is results oriented. This remote management also is very demanding of procedural reports, which slow down the work that needs to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the petty procedural paperwork and pseudo metrics, which are excessively detailed and burdensome.

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