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"Probably the best place to work in Tucson"

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Former Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
Former Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

-NOTE: This review is for Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ
-Decent pay (for Tucson)
-Opportunities for continued education through the U of A or any graduate school that has distance learning program. Other on-site educational programs.
-Great work-life balance. 9/80 work week = 26 Off Friday's per year. Federal holidays on Monday's occasionally create 4 day weekends without any PTO. Paid vacation from Christmas through New Years.

Cons

-Salary compression
-Bureaucracy. Processes and procedures get in the way of progress.
-Politics - sometimes even within the Engineering department. Occasional conflicts between program and functional management.
-Not a lot of diversity in work content. There are specialists for every technical discipline and managers are sometimes territorial.
-Experience and ability isn't always the top consideration for new hires.

Advice to Management

Work harder to retain top performers and young engineers.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. "Good people but work can be a drag and often things move VERY slowly. Management should go through ongoing training..."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Huntsville, AL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    9/80 Schedule
    Christmas break from 23rd Dec to beginning of Jan
    Casual work environment with regards to dress code
    Nice people who are willing to help and share knowledge
    Comfortable work environment (i.e, table, chair, filing cabinet, etc...)
    Issued a new laptop (for use in office and on travel)

    Cons

    Work can be very hard to find due to being a remote site
    Management tends to forget about us here in Huntsville
    Trust issues are ongoing with regards to actually being at the office and other things
    Management overseeing employees here in Huntsville who work in Tucson don't approve of telecommuting even though it is approved within Raytheon with reason.
    We need to be seperate from Tucson in regards to management running things remotely. We need to engage our own contracts and have our own local managers run the facility.
    Management should go through ongoing training to learn how to communicate and listen effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Trust is a big issue when it comes down to being comfortable working in a particular environment. Managers need to be more outgoing and show a little more empathy to those under them. With out people to manage, managers would not have a job. Managers need to take care of their employees and not manage by intimidation. Managers need to engage with their people to see how things are going and show they care. Managers need to provide ongoing praise as well as corrective critcism when appropriate. Don't wait until year-end or mid-year reviews to tell employees how they are doing, especially in regards to not performing well. Managers tend to preach about how they plan to make things better and give false promises but in reality they are just pushovers. When majority of people who I work with complain and state how they either hate their job or they dislike their manager, this is a real problem.


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    "Stay away if you're not technical."

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain - SAS in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain - SAS in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have flexible hours. They have multiple job openings and you can transfer between divisions.

    Cons

    1. Strictly referring to the SAS division in a non-technical position, I saw little room for growth and advancement.
    2. They want employees to be overqualifed before they are considered for new positions.
    3. The cultural environement was unfriendly with a serious lack of respect for employees.
    4. They will make promises to new hires and have no issues breaking these promises once the employee starts working.
    5. The poor management style and unfairness of the leadership team promoted a lack of trust among employees.

    Advice to Management

    The senior managment team needs to obtain input from employees on ways to improve the overall environment. They need to ensure that all employees are treated fairly, which includes balancing the discrepancy in salaries for the same type of work.

    I would also suggest some type of six sigma project to understand why their is a higher employee turnover rate within some organizations.

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