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Raytheon Dallas Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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  • No work life balance sometimes during quarter ends (in 74 reviews)

  • The upper management is unpredictable and the engineers short sighted (in 69 reviews)

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  1. "Out with the old, in with the-- Oh no-- they're fighting back"

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    Current Employee - Security in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Security in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay and other benefits are phenomenal. North Texas Management is respectful and trustworthy, and has done an excellent job bringing in some star talent

    Cons

    ALOT of people are stuck in their ways. *attempts to roll out a proven more efficient process* "Well why are we changing this?!? I've been here for 15 years and this is how we've always done it!! No no no!"
    *request ideas for improving a process and returns with a process that meet the criteria* "No. This isn't any better. I just didn't want to do XYZ at all. When Sheryl was here..."

    Advice to Management

    Continue to help as you have been.


  2. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    This is the best company as an Engineer

    Cons

    Engineers are good but there are others that make the company work

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mostly great co-workers, management not entirely clueless, some cool projects, popcorn

    Cons

    A lot like high school, if you are not in a clique, be prepared for whisper campaigns and blame games. Not a bad place to start, but don't stay more than five years. If you want to be a lifer, find a champion and mentor and actively sell yourself. Don't expect career honesty from management.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother, you guys know it all.


  4. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful new campus, striving to keep programs current with new technology. Seems to be a positive outlook on work for the future.

    Cons

    bureaucracy can make being heard frustrating at times. Also there seems to be a lack of natural leaders throughout the team.

    Advice to Management

    Let hard-working, smart, talented natural leaders prevail and allow them to take on roles outside their engineering levels. Don't let the "you don't have enough years of experience" excuse hold the great young employees back.


  5. "Too much work, No help,"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay for what your doing.

    Cons

    12 hour min must be work before OT will be paid. No training

    Advice to Management

    Think they are to big to do thing too make the process better. Sorry I work for Boeing and GE much big company where I made many change for improvements.


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Seemed to have a good reputation for winning government contracts.

    Cons

    Warning to senior engineers thinking about moving to Texas. "DONT" waste your time preference is given to homegrown workers.

    Advice to Management

    Going through engineers wastes Time and Money. The IT Supervisors and tech leads are two green and are misleading organization.


  7. "Working at Raytheon"

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    Former Freelancer - Supply Chain Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Freelancer - Supply Chain Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, salary, benefits

    Cons

    I don't have any Cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to continue to stay in synch with employees and projects

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A bit of a let down"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Dallas campus feels very dated. Defense industry is very slow to change.


  9. "YMMV"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * In software engineering, very flexible/casual dress-code
    * Free coffee
    * Intuitive, friendly and energetic co-workers and staff across business sections.
    * Education and training are encouraged and often subsidized.
    * Using odd/non-industry technologies to solve real-world problems is both encouraged and applauded.

    Cons

    * Depending on where you are (business section), work could either be monotonous OR sporadic and multi-disciplined
    * Many innovative, smaller groups sadly live and die by the sword of politics if they support a larger/better funded internal program.
    * Politics concerning educational funding do not correctly overlap with when most industry events are taking place.

    Advice to Management

    Review when training in the IT and Software industry occurs AND adjust budgeting to correctly overlap instead of only getting funding ready into the 4th quarter of a business year.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Just like any defense contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay was very good.

    Cons

    There was a lot of fifedoms.


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