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Updated May 15, 2017
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  • No work life balance sometimes during quarter ends (in 73 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've been at Raytheon for 8 years now. They offer an exceptional program for early career employees called the Leadership Development Program, structured around 8 functions. This program helped to fast-track my career as a recent college grad and offered me opportunities I wouldn't have had otherwise to work at different Raytheon businesses around the country. It's manageable to advance your career here and I've been fortunate to have my management support to do so. Great people to work with, good benefits, generous PTO.

    Cons

    As you move up in your career, you'll find that many jobs require current clearance. Few programs are willing to sponsor you unless you're in Engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Sponsor clearance for viable candidates


  2. "anonymous former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable work, solid benefits, company is slow to lay people off, ample time off, steady employment for most functions, good ethics for the most part, cool technology and a mission to be proud of, work life balance, decent business systems

    Cons

    Mediocre management, slow to change, old white guys are just hanging on until retirement, HR is like junior high, no training dollars, promotions based on who likes you and who you know vs. competency, successful women are battle axes, matrix doesn't work, senior leaders are not held accountable for their selfish decisions and behaviors, good leadership is person, not role-based, a lot of people are just hanging on to get their pensions, ambition discouraged- IIS business is particularly dysfunctional, old office space like the 1980s

    Advice to Management

    Change before you die. Get rid of the dead wood, mean girls, pervy men, and stuffed suits. Stop paying lip service to employee surveys and reward the qualities that matter- hard work, talent, teamwork and innovation.


  3. "Typical corporate environment"

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    Former Employee - Cyber Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Cyber Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee, flexible hours, decent benefits except health insurance

    Cons

    Corporate hell, doesn't care about you until you're about to leave for another company


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  5. "Raytheon"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid engineering firm; many jobs in engineering, supply chain and finance

    Cons

    HR department could use an overhaul; contract work makes career development challenging

    Advice to Management

    train the people you already have, not just your college grads


  6. "Overall good company"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dulles, VA

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    opportunities for steady career progression, access to many mentors/leaders who will invest in you and your career, tempered learning environment for project management, finance, supply chain, engineering, contracts, and several other core functions of Government services providers.

    Cons

    As a Federal contractor, career growth opportunities can rely on contract award and funding. Career growth may take longer than desired for some. Additionally, the corporate culture has been slow to catch up with modern working styles (teleworking for example is dependent on management approval, and a commitment to traditional working hours is heavily adhered to.

    Advice to Management

    Consider career aspirations of millennials, and demonstrate a commitment to help them achieve their career goals


  7. "Senior Network Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Raytheon has a team of very good senior executives running the company.

    Cons

    Some of the customers the company has contracts with can create a very difficult work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to rotate from one contract to another every twelve to eighteen months.


  8. "Defense Giant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional growth in a large corporation depends upon your performance. I was lucky to be overseas for almost my entire tenure with the company. Upon returning to division headquarters finally got a week of company paid training.

    Cons

    Large company - can be impersonal at times. My division (Technical Services) was consumed into another division after my departure so not sure what the culture is like at present. Technical Services was basically a "body shop" to put people on contract at the lowest cost in order to win contract awards. Once a contract was over - you had to fend for yourself.


  9. "Desktop Publisher"

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    Current Employee - Desktop Publisher in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Desktop Publisher in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable position if you are in the right department. Little changes, work is consistent.

    Cons

    Pay raises are stingy. Negotiate a high starting salary because you will struggle to increase it later. A lot of pressure to stay off overhead.


  10. "Not a good company"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Liked the work I was doing and the pay was good.

    Cons

    Management was really poor. Didn't understand the business.


  11. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Lower base salary in high cost of living areas


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