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Raytheon Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  • No work life balance sometimes during quarter ends (in 74 reviews)

  • The upper management is unpredictable and the engineers short sighted (in 69 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (193)

    "Great employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Software Engineer Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, 9/80 flex schedules and mod time

    Cons

    the software can feel archaic and some processes take way too long - can be irritating

  3. "Rayyheon Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people.
    Great area to live.
    Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Slow paced.
    Older crowd.
    Just like other companies, nothing to keep you around for more than a few years.
    Low salary increases.

    Advice to Management

    The only way to make more money other than a very low merit bonus, is to get another job offer. This causes attriton problems.


  4. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have been able to move between functions to grow skills and career. Great benefits and PTO offered. Can work from home as needed and set own work schedule. Has formal mentor program, but have found selecting my own mentors in a non-formal sense to be more effective. Focuses on diversity and inclusion; great culture

    Cons

    Career growth and advancement is dependent upon division and group you support; cut profit sharing and increased achievement awards - though rarely given.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage leaders to recognize employee accomplishments/achievements throughout the year to those that deserve them instead of them waiting towards the end of the year when there's an unused pool of funds that is distributed in small amounts across several employees regardless of accomplishments / achievements.

    Continue focus on diversity and inclusion. Increase focus on high performing employees and programs/training offered to ensure their retention


  5. "Different"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, flexible, growing, comfortable, ability to move within the company.

    Cons

    Often things that could be done simply and quickly are long drawn out processes of approval. To be expected with any larger company though.


  6. "Sr Collaboration Network Engieer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for good people.

    Cons

    Can get too political and Raytheon can have some strange cooperate policy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on Trucking, doing a good job


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very Solid Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    - Basic set of core quality values ensure pretty consistent engineering rigor regardless of where you go in the company
    - Checks and balances prevent toxic politics or the ability for a single person to govern your destiny
    - Strong sense of ethics; respectful workplace

    Cons

    - Cost and schedule pressure (unreasonable goals)
    - Difficulty moving from traditional waterfall development and management methods to Agile/DevOps
    - Unwilling to address issues with underperforming employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the engineers more - about how to tailor processes, what causes productivity issues, and when workload or schedules are too challenging.

  8. "An awesome company with good benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good relaxed environment
    - good benefits
    - 9/80 is awesome
    - Raytheon shuts down last week of December ( free one week of paid PTO)

    Cons

    less PTO for the first year ( 10 per year )

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, enjoyed the team environment, prideful work

    Cons

    A lot of programs have moved or are moving out of California (understandably).


  10. "Out with the old, in with the-- Oh no-- they're fighting back"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Security in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and other benefits are phenomenal. North Texas Management is respectful and trustworthy, and has done an excellent job bringing in some star talent

    Cons

    ALOT of people are stuck in their ways. *attempts to roll out a proven more efficient process* "Well why are we changing this?!? I've been here for 15 years and this is how we've always done it!! No no no!"
    *request ideas for improving a process and returns with a process that meet the criteria* "No. This isn't any better. I just didn't want to do XYZ at all. When Sheryl was here..."

    Advice to Management

    Continue to help as you have been.


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