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"It's an okay place"

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Current Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There is a great work/life balance and a lot of training opportunities for all employees. The salaries are very competitive and the benefits are great. Week off between Christmas and New Years is a huge plus. Match with the 401K is very competitive as well.

Cons

It is not a streamlined organization so it can be very confusing to find opportunities for growth and networking. Only 15 days PTO which is well below many of our competitors. Raises are just okay, so best to negotiate well coming in the door. They will pay for the good folks. They could use better career pathing or communication of career pathing as well.

Advice to Management

Reach out to your employees more - be more accessible. Communicate more.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. "Your job satisfaction depends on the program you're on"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job is pretty laid back at times and the people are really good to work with. Legacy programs still carry some Hughes Aircraft tradition, so thats a plus

    Cons

    Don't expect big raises, or even those that meet inflation. You better love your job, because you are not going to be compensated well for it.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and compensate the younger engineers or they will just learn and leave for one of the big 3


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work if you like a high-tech, challenging environment and want to live on the Central Coast."

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

    Pros

    Challenging high-tech atmosphere, contributing towards national defense can be a rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be stifling at times, and red-tape needed to cut through to effect changes in processes can be frustrating. It can seem as if the business plan and forecast for our products is not well aligned with the customer base.

    Advice to Management

    Better focus on what customers actually want and need, both from a cost and performance perspective. Less focus on pushing our technology on them, rather listening to what is needed in order to increase business. More feedback and recognition for employee contributions to the success of the company.

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