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Raytheon El Segundo Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
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  • Some time to much travel is required which impacts work life balance (in 79 reviews)

  • New ideas are hard to get across to upper management (in 73 reviews)

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  1. "tech 1"

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

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and people

    Cons

    long work hours. vacation frowned upon

    Advice to Management

    dont switch vacation plans


  2. "Good or Bad depends how you look at it."

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with many talented employees.
    Good benefits and challenging work.
    Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Too many IPTLs/CAMs per program.
    Too many "not my problem" attitudes from people.
    20% of people does 80% of the job.
    Not technical people leading technical project.
    Too many unnecessary and duplicated process to get a job done.

    Advice to Management

    Many technical issue will not get solved by itself. People needs time and knowledge to solve the problem. Throwing more bodies at the problem will not help to solve the problem, but most likely will cause more problems.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Depends On What You're Looking For"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits- 401k, health care, PTO, paid Holiday time, Work/Life Balance
    Large company culture gives you an opportunity to make friends. Find people in your age group, with similar interests, etc.

    Cons

    There is a lot of competition for work with your peers. If you want to get the good assignments/programs that will allow you to grow in your career, then you need to fight for them.
    Your experience can vary greatly simply by what department you are working for, who you have as a manager, and the time you get hired on. For instance, if you get hired during a busy season and have a great manager who is looking out for you, then you may do well. But if you get hired during a slow season, and your manager doesn't have time to bother with you, then you may get the short end of the stick regarding projects. This also depends on your own personality. If you are highly competitive then you will probably prosper, but if you are more laid back or shy & introverted then you may struggle.
    This company has a lot of politics. And it feels as though higher management makes decisions without any regards as to how they affect those below them. Out of everything, I'd say poor management was the #1 reason I left the company.


  4. "Excellent Place to Launch a Career"

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    Former Employee - Materials Program Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Materials Program Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits - Flex Hours, 9/80 work weeks, 401K Matching; Challenging Work Environment

    Cons

    Old School Corporate Culture; Over-Processed; Slow Moving & Less-Effective Change Management


  5. "Software Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Raytheon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work Hours, Great pay, Great location, friendly environment. Overall I am really happy here

    Cons

    Unfortunatley there is not a lot of work unless you have a secret security clearance and at times it can be slow until you get a clearance


  6. "Great company with lot of bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has competitive pay and offers a chance to work with some exciting product lines. When not on high intensity captures or programs the work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Lot of red tape. Very tough to make changes, management almost prefers status quo instead of taking risks to make needed changes.


  7. "Initially was fine , however the company began to embrace the appearance of knowledge than actual knowledge."

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well and good benefits. Great place for advancement if you like to travel. Company has numerous businesses located across the country and internationally

    Cons

    Ever changing management style and emphasis. This can create confusion on what your manager values. Finance department can become take over personal time off if you allow it.

    Advice to Management

    The most vocal employee is not always the most knowledgeable and a team player

  8. "a quick overview"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has many subject matter experts that one can obtain useful information to perform the work required.

    Cons

    Good place to work only if you are on a big stable long term well funded program. Otherwise, people tends to be moved around by the management without much stability. I am not sure El Segundo has any upcoming major contracts.


  9. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in El Segundo, CA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, made me feel valued, gave me meaningful tasks as an intern, started and finished a project from scratch, great workplace environment, perfect balance between professionalism and friendliness, work schedule.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, computer systems slightly older.


  10. "Raytheon Retiree"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic Company, which contributes to our Nation's Safety.

    Cons

    As with many big Companies, sometimes the KISS method could be more prominent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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