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Raytheon Dulles Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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  • No work life balance sometimes during quarter ends (in 77 reviews)

  • New ideas are hard to get across to upper management (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have been able to move between functions to grow skills and career. Great benefits and PTO offered. Can work from home as needed and set own work schedule. Has formal mentor program, but have found selecting my own mentors in a non-formal sense to be more effective. Focuses on diversity and inclusion; great culture

    Cons

    Career growth and advancement is dependent upon division and group you support; cut profit sharing and increased achievement awards - though rarely given.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage leaders to recognize employee accomplishments/achievements throughout the year to those that deserve them instead of them waiting towards the end of the year when there's an unused pool of funds that is distributed in small amounts across several employees regardless of accomplishments / achievements.

    Continue focus on diversity and inclusion. Increase focus on high performing employees and programs/training offered to ensure their retention


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good professional support employees that worked hard

    Cons

    Management leadership failed to heed advice from experienced personnel brought in to help the division.

    Advice to Management

    When failing, consider the advice from your experienced employees

  3. "Overall Ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Dulles, VA

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

    Pros

    Middle management team is pretty good and knowledgeable

    Cons

    Internal promotional increaes are less than the market


  4. "Good experience, limited opportunities within"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, benefits, flexibility (flexible hours, PTO, etc.) , and amenities (gym on site with trainer, kitchens, cafeteria with good food, etc.) are great.

    Cons

    The company is top heavy and seems to have a hard time promoting good, young talent. (A sentiment I've heard expressed by others here as well.)

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of opportunities elsewhere for young, talented folks with some experience under their belt. Perhaps try a little harder to retain those people.


  5. Helpful (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.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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