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Raytheon BBN Technologies Senior Engineer Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2016

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  1. 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
  2. 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
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    "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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