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Updated May 1, 2017
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  • No work life balance sometimes during quarter ends (in 73 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honestly the middle management is terrible. I worked here for 5 years only because my wife was in school. Pros? I can't thank if any

    Cons

    Middle management is terrible, they steal your ideas, they blame you for failures even though they told you what to do. Work load is stressful, never thanked or appreciated. I consistently worked 50+ hours a week and Was told I wasn't doing enough.

    Advice to Management

    You should treat your employees better. Do not use them and our ideas and claim them as your own. When middle management does something wrong yet, the as I was told "under privileged" employees get blamed for this? How is this fair. I worked here for 5 years I never once was appreciated. I work hard to provide for my family and I came home stressed and anxious about work 5-6 night a week. Life is short help us to help you.


  2. "Worse experience in my 15+ years as a working professional!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only good thing is pay.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor training, heavy workloads, poor team collaboration, silo mentality, very unfriendly environment, hostile co-workers, also HSA health plans here.


  3. "Missile Systems Rife with Nepotism and "Good Ole Boy" system"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits - quality of work/life balance depends on the program you work on.

    Cons

    RMS has such a problem with nepotism and the management on Tier 2 programs very political. The overall environment was working in a very small cubicle area jammed in with thousands of folks who are encouraged to backstab fellow teammates. The continued reorganization in the Product Support Directorate was a joke. Only "Yes Men" are selected to report to an extremely difficult Director who shows very little concern for his employees.

    Advice to Management

    The current preaching of Diversity & Inclusion and always keeping Ethics in your daily work decisions is a joke as the Product Support leadership show very little respect to the "Individual Contributors". We are only a number and are encouraged to keep your head down, eyes forward and keep your mouth shut. Get rid of disrespectful Managers!!!


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  5. "Customer service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with people, answering their questions, finding what they needed, or showing them where to go online to obtain that product.

    Cons

    Company did not give you the time need to accommodate the customer, the customers would often say that they would happily pay more elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Customers are your paycheck, wake up....


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible. If you have a bad boss. Then just leave or transfer in the company itself."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay is decent, 9/80 is ok. Allows for good weekends. Tucson is OK.

    Cons

    Works sucks, management is micro-managed and makes you feel terrible. Avoid scrum at all costs there. They managed to ruin it... South side of town is the location... Out of town and far away from everything...

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage. You will have less people quit.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Keep looking"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    USED to be respectable and fun.

    Cons

    Politics. Wrong people are promoted to management (only yes men need apply). Work life balance is a joke. Little to no promotional opportunity. Benefits have gotten dismal.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sucks the life from you"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was pay very well and learn a life lesson that pay is not everything.

    Cons

    You are an object, a peg, something to be used up and throw away. Management talks about work life balance. There is none. They will call you at the hospital, At 2am on vacation, at night. They will cancel your vacation. GPS OCX is the worst. I had to stand in line to turn in my badge after I quit.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all managers on GPS and treat people humanely.


  9. "Operations manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work life balance was great
    A lot of travel good benefits
    Nice work environment
    I like time off at Christmas

    Cons

    Poor upper management with no strategy corporate really needs to investigate poor leadership
    Also time charging process is out of control

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a good strategy respect your employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Worst decision I've ever made (El Segundo location)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Financial Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Financial Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule of having every other Friday off
    Competitive pay

    Cons

    Toxic environment
    High Stress
    No work/life balance
    Very Silo-ed with no "team" like atmosphere
    Zero collaboration
    Dog eats Dog mentality on culture

    Advice to Management

    The culture here is non-existent. Get rid of the cubes and dark spaces and create a collaborative atmosphere at least for members on the same team/with the same clearance. Emphasize that teams can collectively achieve more than individuals can on their own. I honestly wish I had never taken the position here I was so miserable, I'm happy I made the decision to leave after only a short time and go to a company that valued me as an employee and contributor.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Sudbury, MA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Sudbury, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked there for 17 years. Although this only applies in my situation I will get a pension and that's for putting the time in, something unheard of these days and no longer offered as a benefit. Also started my 401k there and did well (more for my own choices)

    Cons

    I had convinced myself with all the negatives with this company maybe this was a boot camp situation and things would get better. As I realized where my future was headed down a dead end street I decided anything would be an improvement. My goal was always to do work but more times than not get caught up in elementary school foolishness. The section and department managers have their immediate circle of friends and you are either in the club or not considered a team player.

    Advice to Management

    When I left Raytheon my future only skyrocketed. Advice to management, keep telling yourself the good people are the ones who stay. My advice to anyone if you do accept a position. If you don't get the money or the position you want in 5 years (requirement for matching 401k). Then leave


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