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Raytheon Portsmouth Reviews

Updated June 2, 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 69 reviews)

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  1. "Solid Company with Fair Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Portsmouth, RI
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Portsmouth, RI

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

    Pros

    The pay/benefits is about the best you will see for a company of this size. Plenty of locations and big enough to find work if your current project runs out.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy makes it a little overwhelming sometimes.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Finance Analyst II"

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst II in Portsmouth, RI
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst II in Portsmouth, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A large company with lots of different programs and opportunities. Good benefits with generally stable work.

    Cons

    Live and die by the government budget. The company is generally top heavy in regards to management so you are really waiting for people to retire to typically move up in a meaningful way. Yearly raises are nothing special.

    Advice to Management

    Give the younger employees the opportunity to exceed and reward them for it.

  3. "Good company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Raytheon is a company that has really good diversity programs in place. They treat employees well and have pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    The health insurance is a high deductible plan which isn't great. Also the ranking system used for reviews seems out dated.

    Advice to Management

    People need a better understanding of the best way to become an important member of the company.


  4. "AME & Chief Engineer Mine Neutral Sys. Spares/Field Returns"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Portsmouth, RI
    Current Employee - Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Portsmouth, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide Variety of Programs and Assignments, from New Design to Field Returns from the Navy. Opportunities to make a difference in Design & Manufacturing. Colaboration with Design very important to Reliability Issues. Wrote Technical Paper and Presented it to Raytheon Conference in Tuscon, Arizona in 2009.

    Cons

    None Really at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  5. "Good enough."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Portsmouth, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Portsmouth, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work 40 hours, good vacation time, and every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Some of the work is tedious and repetitive. Lots of process/documentation.


  6. "Raytheon IDS"

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    Current Employee - IPT Lesd in Portsmouth, RI
    Current Employee - IPT Lesd in Portsmouth, RI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on systems and products that no one in the world designs or builds. Top technical talent abounds. Great working conditions, flexible work schedule with the 9/80. Personal career growth if you work hard AND know the right people.

    Cons

    A great deal of cronyism in handing out promotions. Its not the most capable that get promoted, its the most connected. Company seems to hire ex admirals and captains that do not have a business background. They are hired for their connections in Washington, DC.

    Advice to Management

    The ability to attract and retain talented people is cornerstone of a good company. The company needs to interview ALL qualified candidates for internal open positions. Back up your rhetoric on career growth with ethical actions.


  7. "Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Portsmouth, RI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Portsmouth, RI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere. Great benefits and perks.. Salary is comparable to other companies. Most people there are goal oriented.

    Cons

    A lot of work but very rewarding. Not a lot of negative things to say about working here. Job stability is good but not great.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer I"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good and the flexible work hours are helpful to most people. There is a core group of good people still left here but if the job market ever opens up again they likely will leave.

    Cons

    The performance review process is ridiculous. This identical review process failed in numerous other major companies and they dropped it. The management is staffed with people who were barely adequate engineers and they have carried this trait into their management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending all of your time trying fit into the Raytheon management template and try learning some real management skills.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Marking time until I could find a better job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Portsmouth, RI
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Portsmouth, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits have been good (but are getting worse)
    There are good opportunities to work with others and outside your comfort zone
    There are many opportunities for travel
    Program capture is the most visible/rewarded job

    Cons

    Very little credit for technical expertise, or opportunity for professional development unless it is a critical technology area for the business (e.g., radar)
    Nobody is going to look out for your career. Your managers are competing with you for better assignments
    Creativity in general is going to frustrate you, not reward you. Do not work outside the box. Covering your bosses ass is the way to get rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Total lack of vision - everything is about bending over to pick up the nickel someone dropped. Pick a direction, come up with some killer products and allow your technical people to have objective standards for advancement. Stop the union job shop attitude (we'll do anything for anyone who will pay us cost plus).


  10. "ok"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Portsmouth, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer I in Portsmouth, RI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management salary. Otherwise you are becoming a paper pusher. If you have an advanced degree, look elsewhere as your skills will be under utilised.

    Cons

    you need to be a very good politician to succeed. Hard work isnt that appreciated. Best to become friend with your manager.


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