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Raytheon El Segundo Reviews

Updated May 26, 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. "Finance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best companys to work for.

    Cons

    HR process is slow and not transparent. Company tends to hire within for management positions. Experience doesn't guarantee an interview.

    Advice to Management

    Be receptive to change.


  2. "A good place for work life balance, but easy to get too comfortable."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Coworkers were friendly, pleasant and in general good at their jobs.

    Cons

    A lot of process and bureaucracy, some of it necessary, but much of it imposed by outside rules.


  3. "Information Assurance Mgr II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, work opportunities, change culture.

    Cons

    compartmentalized, stove-pipe, inability to recognize non-engineers for expertise and skill sets.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the focus on engineering and engineers. They are a small part of the company. Be forthcoming with business impact information.


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  5. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Proposal Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Proposal Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great benefits, a lot of opportunity to transfer jobs & locations, great mentor program, ability to work from home

    Cons

    Not many bad things to say. A lot of people resistant to change- but great "safe" job at a stable company


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Very professional work force
    Many opportunities to explore different technologies
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Management at times get caught up with the latest buzz words and tries to adopt philosophies and processes which don't fit the true nature of our business which is Engineering

    Advice to Management

    Complex systems requires well thought out solutions. The old "waterfall" method of engineering is still a viable and proven way of solving complex problems. It can work hand in hand with "Agile" method of development to produce a quality product. Both methods has it strengths and weakness. Finding the right balance for each project is the key to success


  7. "Slow to Change"

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    Former Employee - Section Head in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Section Head in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries are good, small but annual increases; the programs are interesting and the people are smart and generally committed to work hard

    Cons

    Any significant changes take so along to implement the needs may be different by the time it happens; some of the management team are only there due to seniority and should be moved along

    Advice to Management

    Be more nimble


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Engineer II in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer II in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good pay, big company

    Cons

    No clear vision, lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Align employees to success. Improve cross-functional relations.


  9. "What you would expect from a defense company."

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting Edge/Innovated technologies, Profit Sharing, depending on program: free coffee.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted/recognition on black programs, Mandated Training on personal time, Weak raise percentages, Tons of "processes/going through the motions" when trying to work and delivery quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your E3/E4 engineering staff with important tasks, that's the only way they will grow to become leaders in the company. Have Senior Engineering (E6/E44+) staff mentor more, the age gap is real and when they all retire, who is going to lead the way?


  10. "Great but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Multi Disciplined Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Multi Disciplined Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Training
    Schedule (can come and go as long as you get your job done)

    Cons

    Good starting salary but hard to move up
    Hard to find challenging jobs


  11. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many Projects to work on, flexible hours, good benefits

    Cons

    No serious negatives, rare opportunities for senior technical mentoring.


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