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Raytheon BBN Technologies Engineer Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2019

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5 Ratings
  1. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon BBN Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits , networking, great people very inspiring

    Cons

    can be extremely competitive, and the commute on 128 is brutal

    Advice to Management

    thank you. it was awesome

    Raytheon BBN Technologies2019-08-27
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    "Amazing team, great company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon BBN Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very interesting problems, super friendly approachable colleagues, outdoor cafeteria, beautiful neighborhood to enjoy on a break, parental leave (3 months)

    Cons

    Clunky internal tools, recent cuts to benefits

    Raytheon BBN Technologies2017-03-26
  3. "BBN Technologies"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Cambridge, MA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Raytheon BBN Technologies for less than a year

    Pros

    Experienced technology company with a great history. Now under the Raytheon umbrella. Interesting benefits.

    Cons

    It seemed to me that high-level decisions were being made by Raytheon, not in-house. Like other defense contractors, can be tricky to work for non-citizens.

    Advice to Management

    I hope BBN can keep its own culture and company going, and not get swallowed up by Raytheon.

    Raytheon BBN Technologies2016-07-20
  4. Helpful (5)

    "a unique environment"

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    Senior Engineer in Cambridge, MA
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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon BBN Technologies

    Pros

    Get to work on a variety of technologies; chances to move between projects and groups to learn about new fields; top-notch people; good work/life balance

    Cons

    Projects are driven by the needs of the customer (for the most part, the US Department of Defense) so the focus is often quite specific and not as "academic" as other labs; because a lot of the work is for the DoD (and some of it is classified) it can be hard to publish or collaborate with people outside the company due to export restrictions.

    Advice to Management

    The acquisition of BBN by Raytheon may destroy BBN. The people who came to work at BBN chose to come to BBN instead of a company like Raytheon because they liked the small company, everyone-knows-everyone, low-bureacracy, no-nonsense, get-it-done environment. The more BBN becomes like Raytheon, the less reason there is for anyone to go to BBN; if you want to work for a company like Raytheon, you might as well go... work for Raytheon.

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    Raytheon BBN Technologies2016-07-04
  5. "management of systems"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Raytheon BBN Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Really enjoy the Great travel

    Cons

    I can not really think of Nothing

    Advice to Management

    There is no adice i can think of

    Raytheon BBN Technologies2015-04-13
  6. Helpful (4)

    "In decline"

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    Senior Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon BBN Technologies

    Pros

    Great technologists and knowledgeable experts in everything computer related.

    Cons

    Hidebound management living off of a proud past.

    Raytheon BBN Technologies2015-02-15
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very smart people who are also great co-workers."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon BBN Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very interesting and challenging work

    Cons

    Some schedules are too aggressive.

    Advice to Management

    A good culture is a very valuable asset not appearing on any balance sheet.

    Raytheon BBN Technologies2014-07-27
  8. "Great for internship"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Raytheon BBN Technologies for less than a year

    Pros

    Collegial environment, lots of fun activities and events, good place to have interesting research. People here ,especially manager, are really working hard and leading the group well. Interns have their own cubes.

    Cons

    Some of the research groups are lack of funding and ultimately.

    Raytheon BBN Technologies2014-04-20
  9. "BBN -- MIT East"

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    Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Raytheon BBN Technologies

    Pros

    Very strong academic feeling Good benefits Very flexible scheduling Amazing technology Tremendous opportunities for technical growth and development Emphasis on technology over politics

    Cons

    Professional growth and development opportunities lacking Recently acquired by Raytheon Too much flexibility -- need more structure Relatively narrow technological field of view

    Advice to Management

    Local management is doing a good job, but lots of fear in the trenches about what Raytheon is going to do to the company

    Raytheon BBN Technologies2010-07-07
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Well, it was a cool place to be."

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    Senior Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Raytheon BBN Technologies

    Pros

    The people: Innovative, creative, vibrant. Lots of ways to connect with fellow employees both formally and informally. Easy place to create a network and see where it may lead.

    Cons

    Stagnant approach to business. Management is stuck in the rut of what worked 20 years ago must work now. On the employee side, too many are happy with what they used to do. Add to that the fact that 'Cambridge is the Center of the Universe' to those who work at the Center of the Universe.

    Advice to Management

    You better get past the 'There is BBN and then there is Raytheon' mentality real soon. You are now part of a huge conglomerate. Period.

    Raytheon BBN Technologies2010-01-26
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