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Raytheon Reviews

Updated September 22, 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. Helpful (198)

    "Great employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Systems Engineering in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Manager, Systems Engineering in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at Raytheon for over 4 years and had a great experience. The company provided many learning and growth opportunities. I was promoted twice during my tenure with the company, and my responsibility increased significantly. I felt like my management supported me and provided me with the career mentorship that I was seeking. I felt empowered and respected during my time there.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to work at such a large defense contractor company because of all the process and red tape. Things can move slowly, you have to be patient and pick your battles. That being said, if you learn how to work within the system, you can make a significant impact here!

    Advice to Management

    Not all section managers (middle managers) are clued in with the senior leadership's goals. I met with many senior leaders and executives who supported diversity and employee resource groups. However, often times middle management was against employees putting their own volunteer time towards these efforts and looked down on it. This gap was a huge problem and really needs to be fixed!!


  2. "I was a systems administrator, and the opportunities to work with different systems was great."

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, so there were a lot of opportunities for growth. There were a lot of contracts to work on locally, and globally, so if you're looking for an opportunity to relocate, or just work in a different area for a while, it's great.

    Cons

    The location is not great. Not too bad, but a bit remote. Seems petty, but I like to be able to walk to lunch, and aside from the cafeteria, that is not an option. Other than that, really a good place.

    Advice to Management

    I had great experience with management there, but like anywhere, there are those who should listen more to the ideas and suggestions of subordinates.

  3. "Sr Principal Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of professionals. Doing great work for the warfighter

    Cons

    Due to current climate...must be very PC and careful giving critical performance reviews on employees of diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Support your leadership team first.


  4. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of room for growth

    Cons

    the cons that typically come with a company dependent on contracts


  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good learning experience

    Cons

    No appreciation for hard work


  6. "Proposal Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth & development

    Cons

    Long hours depending on the type of proposal that you are working


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Largo, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment is pretty decent to work and the benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Organization tends to make improvements so no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. "Good culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good room for growth. Tons of different projects to work on.

    Cons

    Has an okay cafeteria. HR has issues with on boarding


  9. "Senior Financial Analst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, good people, lots of locations and movement

    Cons

    Not best benefits or great pay


  10. "Amazing place to begin and end career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Amazing Culture, training, and stability

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons


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