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"The ideal job until management mis-steps"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Garland, TX
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Garland, TX
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Direct-report supervisors are great.
Appreciated professionalism of my co-workers. Great to work with them.
Flexible schedules allow work-life balance, but there is a penalty for taking advantage of them.
Paid time off between Christmas and New Years.
People identified as high-potential can expect to see encouragement and support from management in terms of career advancement.

Cons

Can not trust communication from Upper management.
People other than "high-pots" may be limited in career advancement, though immediate supervisors may provide support. Raytheon has a policy of rotating upper management from site to site, and there has been less promotion from within.
Nepotism is alive and well.
No windows

Advice to Management

IIS Management - How long before you listen to individual contributors about the problems you have within programs or on proposal efforts? You repeat the same mistakes, not learning lessons from past experience. People have been ignored for so long that they may stop providing candid feedback. It might just make them a target for the next lay-off.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Good, not great. Stuck in a bubble."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are really the only thing that come to mind. The 9/80 and vacation and mod time are pretty reasonable compared to other large companies.

    Cons

    - Leaderships is smart, but not good at inspiring low level leaders to do the right things
    - A bunch of slightly above average people doing the wrong things
    - They talk continuous improvement, but its not really the mindset. Firefighting is what is rewarded, so that is what people do.
    - Backward accounting system incentives terrible decisions on floor.
    - If you miss a metric, you are often yelled at and punished. People are seen as the problem, never the system which enables mistake after mistake.
    - Lack of diversity. All old white men. Everyone has only worked at Raytheon their whole career. No outside perspectives.
    - Very political. All about who you know and who you do things for. Not meritocratic at all. Great people would likely leave this environment for faster upward mobility and more challenging positions.
    - Terrible on boarding process. No respect for new employees. Push managers to invest in people at the front lines, not just speak it at the senior level.

    Advice to Management

    - Figure out what the "crisis" is that can be used to drive true change at IADC. Bring in more outside leaders, especially at the top. Hire more women, minorities et al...
    - Rethink your entire lean six sigma strategy. The current system is inherently flawed structurally. It does not drive continuous improvement. Less focus on tools and methods. More focus on people and management systems.
    - Put more effort into onboarding. Show people respect, the good ones might not leave.


  2. "Great place to work in America"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sudbury, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sudbury, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Core values you can relate, respect and live by

    Cons

    Employment could be Subjected to contract volatility

    Advice to Management

    Continue the Raytheon tradition to focus on people first.

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