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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Raytheon

  1. "Great place to work in America"

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    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Everything depends on your immediate management"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great work schedule
    -Great benefits
    -Good pay
    -Great locations to choose from

    Cons

    There was no congruency across the organization. Had a fantastic experience in Tucson and had great reviews. Transferred to El Segundo for a new position and they had no work and management was not flexible to let you utilize other skills you have--subsequently I received poor ratings as I was new and had no work. As a Mechanical Engineer I had done a lot of software and electrical work (was a former manufacturing electrician and IT tech) and my department actually took the work away from me and made me sit on overhead.

    People at the California site don't work together. Due to the amount of layoffs over the past 10 years people have become very paranoid and will throw you under the bus even if you are performing. Everyone there is just scared for their job. Its a sad situation really.

    Its a shame because I really enjoyed the industry, but when there is no work for your group...get out. I made the mistake of waiting it out and I was laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Give feedback. If someone isn't performing up to par, tell them what you expect. There are many young engineers in the organization that feel that if they were laid off they have no skill set or experience, and they are right. Allow for more mentoring, especially if people are charging to overhead. Good luck.

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