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Raytheon Reviews

Updated July 19, 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 (1)

    "Too much busy work"

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    Former Employee - Front Line Leader in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Front Line Leader in Largo, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Too many meetings, emails, and audits; unreliable system information (e.g. on-hand inventory); too much bureaucracy. Cannot do your work in 8 hours or 9 hours.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work. Very people oriented environment.

    Cons

    Their rating and ranking system is among the worst in the Industry. Really only Intel is worse.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the rating and ranking system. I know of one employee that was given greatly exceeds by the project he worked on but still was given needs improvement by functional. That is truly bizarre.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked and tired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good engineering problems to work on

    Cons

    Understaffed means too much work for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for leadership positions


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good if you are part of the click"

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    Former Employee - ISSO in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - ISSO in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Too much middle management, training budget, culture, Unfair Promotion practices. Promotions happen with cousins, nephews and best friends or relatives of management. The senior or more qualified individuals often get overlooked. If you are not part of these clicks then forget about any upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved in promotional aspects and career growth opportunities


  5. Helpful (4)

    "A mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Fellow in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to have a stable career working on interesting projects. Raytheon seems to do a good job of riding out the various "storms" that hit the general market and even the defense sector. For some of what it does, Raytheon is the best in the world so you can have the opportunity to work on technology that simply isn't available anywhere else.

    Cons

    The company has turned into a bureaucratic nightmare that doesn't invest in its employees. Training only consists of useless "required" training and you're expected to do it on your own time. Policies have replaced employee decision authority and common sense.

    Career success seems very binary at the company -- either you really "make it" or you're part of the regular pool that gets 2-3% every year. The company doesn't seem to have a strategy to retain its top talent. They don't seem to recognize that the market is hot and you have to pay people to keep them. HR tries to substitute BS incentives for actual compensation - people see through that and move on.

    Finally, there's the dreaded Raytheon laptop. Good luck getting any work done on the company asset that's provided for this purpose because of all the spyware they install on the machines to monitor their employees.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to hire someone who actually understands strategy. Raytheon seems to only manage the problems right under its nose, rather than thinking ahead and being proactive. Programs are often left to go "red" and the same set of heroes shows up to save the day... why is this acceptable?


  6. "Terrible work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, and I jad a great boss.

    Cons

    Standard work wee was 60-80 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve work/life balance.


  7. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    This is the best company as an Engineer

    Cons

    Engineers are good but there are others that make the company work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Charging contracts for non contract work?"

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    Former Freelancer - Supply Chain Manager in North Andover, MA
    Former Freelancer - Supply Chain Manager in North Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Raytheon promotes safety, efficiency, quality and ethics throughout the organization.

    Cons

    However, when it comes to ethics the department numbers become more important than ethics. When your immediate supervisor instructs you to charge your indirect time to a contract (direct) and you raise your hand in question as Raytheon urges you to do. What follows is harassment and bullying to drive you out of the organization regardless of the success you have contributed as a leader towards improving safety, efficiency, quality and ethics.


  9. "Finance Intern Review"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon as an intern

    Pros

    The people here are awesome, willing to help, and very smart.

    Cons

    I literally have days were I do not do a single thing. I ask for things to do and they say they'll find something for me or come to my cubicle soon, but often don't follow up. Also, I often have assignments that are way too advanced for my knowledge level. I've had many days in which I spend my entire time watching Excel tutorials on their site to take up time. I spend hours doing that. I just feel like I am falling behind competition of those at other internships.

    Advice to Management

    There is a serious need for managers of interns to have an outline for the summer planned before they even get their intern so the student can hit the floor running right away and actually learn things.


  10. "security manager"

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    Current Employee - Cyber Security in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Cyber Security in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, diversity, growth. There are plenty of opportunities for growth if one is willing to relocate and or become an engineer.

    Cons

    Stingy compensation packages, horrible onboarding process, to many disconnected team members.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people, not just the high level managers


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