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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Some time to much travel is required which impacts work life balance (in 78 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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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Raytheon Company"

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

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Raytheon is a great company, very family oriented and a distinct corporate culture that values strong working relationships.

    Cons

    None. Silos can be hard to navigate through, but the company is doing a lot to address that issue.

  3. "Raytheon"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Systems Technologist II in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Information Systems Technologist II in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average compensation and working conditions.

    Cons

    Mandatory participation in initiatives unrelated to job (e.g. Six Sigma)

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to excel in their craft rather than trivial social programs.


  4. "Field employee"

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Otis, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Otis, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good range of opportunities within the company for growth.

    Cons

    Hard to break into other divisions without knowing people.

    Advice to Management

    Work with other divisions to help employees move up into more advantages roles.


  5. "Test Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Awesome company, laid back culture, no one breaths down your neck at all

    Cons

    Very very slow sometimes. Also, hard to make promotions

    Advice to Management

    Give better raises


  6. "System Engineer I"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This has been a great first job out of college, plenty of opportunities around the world.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons at this time


  7. "Mechanical Engineer II"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture (they really want to keep their talent). They put a lot of emphasis on their 6 sigma program which you are forced to participate in. As an engineer at RMS you will have your yellow belt equivalent cert. or your manager will be on you. Lots of room for growth and the performance sharing plan is a nice touch.

    Cons

    Not many. A little higher contribution to 401K would be nice.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the on-boarding buddy program.

  8. "Decent place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Depending on the program and functional group you're in, there can be very good work/life balance. In my 5 years here, they have been good not to burn us out. Pay is good for the area. Benefits are average for this industry.

    Cons

    Too much red tape, process, process, process. Raises and promotions are done by your functional organization (its a matrix org), you can be great on your program work, but if functional doesn't want you to be promoted, etc, then they have the final say.
    While not a Raytheon problem, it is located in Tucson. It's not a fun city, the roads are awful and its run down.

    Advice to Management

    Give program some control over raises and promotions. Since recruitment and retention is difficult, look to create satellite offices or centers of excellence in other cities where chunks of work could be performed.


  9. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    9/80
    Super Smart People
    Great Management
    Rapid advancement

    Cons

    Some time to much travel is required which impacts work life balance


  10. "Systems Integrator Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rotating Shifts and small contracts means teams can be managed remotely

    Cons

    Contracts small and too few to place displaced employees


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