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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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    • 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 (3)

    "Slow and steady growth, but more slow than steady"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Benefits aren't too bad. Job security as long as you're at least halfway competent or showing an effort. Relatively high starting salary. Good amount of freedom in implementing new technologies; as long as it works, it's okay. Great pool of talented developers. Good place to start a career.

    Cons

    In terms of web technologies, they are constantly playing catch-up. Web technologies are not pushed by management and are basically left to developers to decide what new technologies are worth implementing, and even then, it has to be compatible with their archaic infrastructure. Pay raises are dependent on how well you can sell yourself and what you've been doing all year; basically it is a huge BS fest and whoever can BS the best wins! You will likely get a raise every year, but the average raise is 3%, which will likely not cover the annual cost of living increase. Even though the company is filled with amazing talented developers, it is also filled with some pretty bone-headed, uninformed managers who are stuck in an old way of doing things. Depending on where you work or what project you're on, they can be a bit stingy when it comes to getting you the equipment you need to do your job.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees aren't stupid. Don't treat them like children. They see through your halfhearted praises, they know when you lie, and when you don't know what you're talking about, so be truthful with them. They notice when you spout praises one minute and cut funding the next. Put your employees first, treat them well and they will repay you in their work, and your customers will reap the benefits.

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