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Updated February 21, 2017
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  • long hours; difficult work life balance when strategic initiatives on the line; pay among peers may differ (in 69 reviews)

  • Need more communication with upper management (in 66 reviews)

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  1. "Planner at Raytheon IIS and IDS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager III Tech Planning in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager III Tech Planning in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Raytheon IIS was, for me, a wonderful place to work. The planning director was very competent and pleasant to work for. Everyone was treated fairly and with respect. Raises and reviews were fair. Overall, I have no complaints about IIS. It was a great place to work. Unfortunately, I moved to Raytheon IDS.

    Cons

    IDS was the total opposite of each of the positive attributes I provided for IIS. However, it is a good place to work if you hate your family. It was my terrible experiences at IDS which drove me to leave the company entirely.

    Advice to Management

    Value individual contributors more. They are the people that do the work. Middle managers should be empowered to manage. Fear is not a good motivator.


  2. "Sr Test Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Flexible works hours and paid overtime

    Cons

    Many programs are not well organized or managed well


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Hard work, poor training, and poor collaboration..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good at first glance and PTO is fair.

    Cons

    The training here is awful especially considering your team can be spread out throughout the United States. The benefits are HSA only and can be expensive if you have children. Team collaboration is lacking because everyone is so bogged down with work. I am a new employee and have been giving 2 desk. I am sinking fast as I don't know what I am doing. The pay is good but after working 60 hours a week, my family life and weekends have suffered. You will never catch up on work and be working a lot. There is a reason they give you a laptop. The management is also clueless on how their employees are doing. You are on a sinking island and will drown quickly. Company morale here is low and turnover is high.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and help your employees. They are overloaded and very frustrated. Also, have a more organized training system and stop being so adhoc.


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    "Continuous Layoffs since 2009 - Fullerton"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fullerton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary. Some managers are good to work for. 9/80 work schedule. VSP insurance.

    Cons

    You are constantly wondering if you'll have a job in the next couple months, even if you are busy. Business development has had a hard time capturing new business. They focus on large programs only. Rounds of layoffs are on going. Morale is low and there is no focus on the employee. Apparently, even people with 20yrs experience in a specialized field are dispensable. Health benefits suck. $2000 deductibles for the only two options.

    Advice to Management

    Start working on capturing longterm small business. There are plenty of programs that you have left behind because they were not "big" that were for sure captures and kept software updated for future sales to different potential customers. This keeps the knowledge base. Listen to what the customers want. They hate being told what they should buy. It's pretty obvious that the East Coast is trying hard to set this place down.


  6. "Print Shop Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I would never work for them again.

    Cons

    They paid me $8 an hour less than the others starting out in my position, they were extremely difficult to work with, I was harrassed, & even though left in charge of an area, I was not listened to and talked about.

    Advice to Management

    It's a company, not a little clique; there are prior military and civilians- treat everyone equal.


  7. "developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    government contractor with full life cycle application development in the big size team work

    Cons

    No replacement and lay off once without or ending of the government contract

    Advice to Management

    More closer to the employee


  8. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every other Friday off is nice

    Cons

    Management is weak and ineffective

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul and oversee the managers


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, growth opportunities, meaningful work

    Cons

    Slow to get rid of toxic managers, huge disparities in male - female pay


  10. "Production Support Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Demanding position. Able to learn all aspects of working in a repair depot.

    Cons

    No room for advancement in this position.

    Advice to Management

    Open up advancement opportunities to all, not just a few.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Raytheon Missile Systems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer II in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay well and have good benefits. I also liked the schedule where I got every other friday off and 10 days at Christmas in addition to my vacation time.

    Cons

    The corporate culture is basically a "who you know" networking structure. If you are not friends with someone important you will be shunted to the side and not assured of work to do. The company works on the work order system where you charge all of your time to various numbers, but sometimes you aren't given a number to charge to and the department has to scrounge something up.

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for cliques and the mentality where people are chosen for friendship or personal likes rather than for their abilities and talents.



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