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Raytheon Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  • No work life balance sometimes during quarter ends (in 75 reviews)

  • New ideas are hard to get across to upper management (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Worst place I ever worked. SIGNED MY LIFE AWAY"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Software in Landover, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great friendships were forged here and the work was interesting.

    Cons

    Little pay, little respect, company feels like they own you for what they pay you.

    Advice to Management

    Get real, get modern, stop trying to own your employees.


  2. "RMS review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, 9/80 work week

    Cons

    people with diverse backgrounds rarely promoted. plenty opportunities for young, white, male engineers.

  3. "procurement in Louisville"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    there are none, the worse place I ever worked

    Cons

    see what I said about Pros


  4. "No idea of how to manage a program"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was 'ok,' the insurance was good

    Cons

    The area where I was lacked program management abilities. I worked there for a while, and then left because I could see that the contract was headed downhill. I joined another contract at the site two years later, just in time to see that very same contract being dismantled because of 'lack of customer satisfaction.'

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your lower echelon employees. I tried to warn you that you'd lose the contract unless you adopted a customer service framework. You had no idea what I was talking about, so you tried to shut me up.


  5. "janitor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good company and liked working there

    Cons

    bad company and hated working there

    Advice to Management

    look up


  6. "Negative-ville and way too manual - it is 2017 get Systems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many other than good people trying hard but completely working with handcuffs on feet and hands. If you’re a jerk and love being a manager you do not get in trouble for violating basic human employee legalities and ethics

    Cons

    Low to decent pay. Half decent insurance but rest of benefits are awful. A lot of managers with bully mentality. So many beat down negative people

    Advice to Management

    Automation


  7. "Crap"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    none; just don't work here by any means

    Cons

    just terrible - cold management team and co-workers

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Budget cuts"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Offer 401k, all PTO is available in January. Not your average "corporate world" company. Flex schedule. Offer 9/80. Starbucks on campus.

    Cons

    Roller-coast company on job security. Not stable. Look elsewhere. Budget cuts are happening, the unknown if you will be laid off or not. Alot of red tape. No employee moral. Alot of politics and favoritism. Alot of people taking advantage of working from home.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Another defense contractor"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to big contracts
    Okay benefits

    Cons

    No work life balance, casual overtime is expected. Emails are sent on weeknights and on weekends.
    High turnover for entry-level, mid-level positions. Management constantly trying to fill new requisitions and struggle with retention of young talented employees.
    Benefits such as flex time and work at home is marketed but not encouraged by management.
    New internal compliance requirements every year, unnecessary training modules to be completed.

    Advice to Management

    If management treats everyone like a number, that is what they become.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Next Generation Jammer solution"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager III in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager III in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Average Pay, average benefits, good cafeteria

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, little to no training (7 hrs per year per employee), No consideration for individual employee.

    Advice to Management

    Provide upper management leadership training. Treat the engineers as people, not objects


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