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Raytheon Fullerton Reviews

Updated September 10, 2017
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  • No work life balance sometimes during quarter ends (in 76 reviews)

  • The upper management is unpredictable and the engineers short sighted (in 70 reviews)

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  1. "Production Control Planner/Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Production Control Specialist in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Production Control Specialist in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people/ good employees/ good benefits.

    Cons

    Downsizing/Managed from Central Headquarters in Mass.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Material Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management in Fullerton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company has endless resources has significant training programs

    Cons

    Pay is below average, at times can be disorganized poor leadership too many talking heads. No empowerment working with one hand behind your back! East coast management is heavy handed with west coast team no respect!

    Advice to Management

    You have hired good people let them manage cut down the layers of upper management

  3. "Raytheon is a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer E04 in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer E04 in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Raytheon cares about retaining their employees so moving to other groups is available and encouraged. Everyone there works very hard. A lot of very committed and smart people

    Cons

    I've been in 2 groups. One was too small with too much work, the other as too large with not enough work. However, this can be typical of most companies and is group dependent.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Continuous Layoffs since 2009 - Fullerton"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fullerton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary. Some managers are good to work for. 9/80 work schedule. VSP insurance.

    Cons

    You are constantly wondering if you'll have a job in the next couple months, even if you are busy. Business development has had a hard time capturing new business. They focus on large programs only. Rounds of layoffs are on going. Morale is low and there is no focus on the employee. Apparently, even people with 20yrs experience in a specialized field are dispensable. Health benefits suck. $2000 deductibles for the only two options.

    Advice to Management

    Start working on capturing longterm small business. There are plenty of programs that you have left behind because they were not "big" that were for sure captures and kept software updated for future sales to different potential customers. This keeps the knowledge base. Listen to what the customers want. They hate being told what they should buy. It's pretty obvious that the East Coast is trying hard to set this place down.


  5. "Raytheon"

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    Current Freelancer - Fellow Engineer in Fullerton, CA
    Current Freelancer - Fellow Engineer in Fullerton, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment, good people to work with.

    Cons

    At times, long hours required.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer II in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company with people dedicated in producing a quality product for our nations warfighter! Worked with a great team of professionals!

    Cons

    Management, needs to trust their team members more.


  7. "Decent pay with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay with great benefits. Despite the rough economy, the company managed to find new contracts to keep company profitable for its employees

    Cons

    There can be glass ceiling as to how much raise you get if you are a junior engineer since the company seems to focus on retaining a senior engineers more

  8. Helpful (1)

    "One of the largest defensive contractors."

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I in Fullerton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Raytheon exposes you to the defense industry and multiple aspects of the U.S. military. You definitely feel like you are contributing to the safety of the nation.

    Cons

    All programs that employees work for are contract based. If the program doesn't win a contract, employees are left to find work in other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Share what management has in store for the upcoming months. Employees are in the blind and should anticipate if there is no work in the next year.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for with flexible hours, but care way too much about their metrics."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, 9/80 work weeks, Never gave trouble with taking vacation days, facilities are well taken care of, decent Job security -- they'll find new work for you or move you around when projects end others begin. If you know what you are doing, you'll be protected pretty well. Great benefits (health, dental, vision). Some projects have coffee and snacks. Friendly people, overall a great company to work for, all things considered. Would recommend working for this company.

    Cons

    Typical government contractor -- they care a way too much about metrics (lines of code, defect counts, etc) to the point where it actually slows down developers. Some people are really set in their ways, and some projects are extremely fearful of change and using new products/tools. When they do lay off, they tend to lay off developers before managers, so some projects end up being top heavy with more managers than developers sometimes. Managers give the impression that they care more about schedule than quality, or following industry best practices. Compensation seems low compared to commercial sector.

    Advice to Management

    Should try harder to shield developers from doing zero-value-added tasks like estimating and measuring lines of code, or doing other metrics, when someone non-technical could be doing it. Especially when managers are constantly trying to push their developers on schedule.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "So much better than my time at ngc"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits.
    Friendly coworkers.
    Relevant programming languages, java, c sharp
    Upper management is friendly and approachable
    Profit sharing, woot!

    Cons

    R6sigma is excessive
    Business casual = bleh
    Super structured raises
    Female engineer friendly, I have not had much issue or hassle

    Advice to Management

    If you want to attract younger engineers encourage a more casual environment. Nobody enjoys wearing button ups and slacks.


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