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Raytheon Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  • No work life balance sometimes during quarter ends (in 76 reviews)

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

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  1. "Need to make work/life balance a reality"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Steady employment, with good salary.

    Cons

    What work/life balance? Some programs are meat grinders.

    Advice to Management

    9/80 and mod time availability are great benefits, but only if you are allowed to use them


  2. Helpful (1)

    "low tech bureacracy"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Forest, MS
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Forest, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    reasonable salary, cafeteria, health insurance

    Cons

    vague assignments, management does not deal with basic problems, low tech content for engineering position, tend to micro manage due to poor planning

    Advice to Management

    Read some books on good management and getting the best from resources such as employees, e.g. Deming

  3. "Associate Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Pay, egocentric business, war machine

    Cons

    Ethics, feelings of self-debasement for aiding war and death


  4. "Average defense contractor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Easy work loads
    Cool coworkers
    Guaranteed to get paid

    Cons

    Pay is below average for junior to mid level engineers

    Advice to Management

    Pay engineers more


  5. "it was just a "job""

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst/Developer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Analyst/Developer in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, week off between X-MAS and New Year

    Cons

    Management is poor at taking advantage of employees skills. No real Career path in Missile Systems IT Group. Innovative ideas fell on death ears. No Transparency

    Advice to Management

    For Missile Systems IT, Need to be more transparent about what the future holds for this group . Huge improvement needed on Collaboration as well.... Politics across all pay grades is ridiculous


  6. "New Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Tewksbury, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Old line MA based company.

    Cons

    Junior managers and project managers recently promoted, have not been fully HR EEOC trained to deal with mature employees.

    Advice to Management

    Properly HR & EEOC school these wet behind the ears project managers and app managers, before setting them up to deal with mature employees.


  7. "Not the best place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Working for a defense company. The pay is decent with decent benefits.

    Cons

    Corporate. No personality. Crap retirement plan with limited days off.

    Advice to Management

    Be more human and compassionate.

  8. "Unprofessional supervisor"

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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is the best pay in Tucson for machinists and with some of the better benefits great job security tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Very unprofessional supervision, not real machinist work, hands are tied when it comes to editing programs and tons of paper work

    Advice to Management

    Have to have a minimum of a bachelor degree and some management positions require a master's degree in the occupation such as engineering


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Multi-Disciplined Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Great pay and heavy potential for overtime.

    Cons

    Bad moral/atmosphere, having a persistent need/desire to look to for employment elsewhere before all comes to an end.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Raytheon Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Working at Raytheon is great. They are very flexible with your work schedule and there are many opportunities within the Raytheon company.

    Cons

    The biggest con about working at Raytheon is the lack of recognition for some of the employees working at Raytheon.

    Advice to Management

    The advice I would give to most of the Raytheon management is to recognize hard work and be fair when it comes to promoting the right people for the job. I have seen too many people getting promoted which lack the skills for those positions.


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