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"It is a great starter company, but don't let yourself get stuck."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Falls Church, VA
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Falls Church, VA
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

I was lucky to be placed under an amazing boss. He was very supportive and helpful the entire time I was there. Most of the other employees were nice and helpful as well. There is definite room for growth in your career at Raytheon if you want it. You really need to make it known that you are trying to advance your career and be proactive in making it happen. They do a lot of fun things like popcorn Wednesday and Monday madness to keep work interesting. They also have a lot of programs to get involved in like Active for Life.

Cons

They never fire anyone. This may seem like a good thing because it means great job security but it also means that you are working with a lot of lazy people. This means that the majority of the work is done by a very select few people and these people aren't getting recognized for their hard work. Also, because everyone has been working there for so long, there are a lot of personal relationships that get in the way of work. Some managers will give merit increases to the employee they think needs the money the most, not the employee that works hardest. This is incredibly frustrating.

Advice to Management

Do more thorough evaluations of your employees. Every project is constantly needing money, chances are this is because you are paying some very slow people to do work. If you fire some people who aren't working hard, it might show other employees that they shouldn't be so secure in their job. Also, stop promoting from within! This company needs some outside influence in the management positions.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. "Opportunities for strong individuals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Marlborough, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has lots of different locations and business within the group

    Cons

    You can get lost in the numbers and it relies to heavily on process vs technology at this point. It is starting to swing back

    Advice to Management

    Put the technology before the process.


  2. "Good for work/life balance, not if you want to be challenged"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Fullerton, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You basically get to choose your own hours. Unless there is a meeting in the morning you are not required to show up at a certain time as long as you get your eight hours in for the day and your work done.

    This place is very flexible when it comes to work and life balance. People are also generally very easy going and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    As a software engineer it is not very challenging. There is also a lot of paperwork when it comes to software development. The software development is also not at all agile, there is no "test first" mentality. It is just "fix first" test later mentality.

    Advice to Management

    I suppose try to attract people who are actually passionate about what they do.

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