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Updated April 28, 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. "Raytheon Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average for Aerospace/Defense contractor in Denver area. Lots of opportunities in a variety of programs.

    Cons

    Better as a subcontractor than a prime contractor. Has a difficult time handling prime responsibilities


  2. "YMMV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with Raytheon for over 15 years. I have mostly wound up with decent management and on decent projects. I've definitely heard of people who have had worse experiences than me, but my employment with Raytheon has been satisfactory.
    401k matching, pension, Christmas shutdown between Christmas and new year is nice. Several paid Holidays.
    Depending on project and management, work from home options might be available.
    System for annual and interim performance reviews and goals tries hard.
    Occasional employee events (summer BBQs, car shows)
    Free coffee, tea.
    Employee peer awards system in place, but seems like it is shrinking.
    Company tries hard to retain employees during "lean" times.

    Cons

    Benefits have been declining in recent years. Used to have annual bonus, but no longer. Used to have more choices in health insurance and at better rates to employees.
    Haven't had a "boss-buys-coffee and donuts" day in a long time.
    Company used to provide for employee training. Now, the company offers several online self-training modules, but they are almost always on your own time and on your own dime.
    Pay is average.
    Time off is so-so. (After 15 years, I have about 4.5 weeks of PTO.)

    Advice to Management

    A little more focus on employee development, more investment in benefits and rewards may produce higher employee retention, higher employee satisfaction. I get a general vibe of pessimism from my coworkers about company direction, benefits and management the last few years. Would be nice to see that trend reversed.


  3. "IT Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    - Great Pay, Great Benefits, Money for College

    Cons

    - Difficult to advance, leadership makes it difficult to promote within.


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  5. "Chief Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great talented people to work with. Really challenging new technology.

    Cons

    Subject to ups and downs of defense industry.


  6. "Sr Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Winter break and every other Friday off is great.

    Cons

    Lots of non sense trainings!


  7. "Cost Schedule Control Systems Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cost Schedule Control Systems Analyst in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Cost Schedule Control Systems Analyst in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    This is an incredible company with a wealth of friendly, knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    I see no cons to working at Raytheon Company. As is wonderful.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire former employees like me who are loyal to Raytheon Company who left during layoffs and are committed to Raytheon and excellence in work and ethics. Thank you.


  8. "Information Assurance Mgr II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, work opportunities, change culture.

    Cons

    compartmentalized, stove-pipe, inability to recognize non-engineers for expertise and skill sets.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the focus on engineering and engineers. They are a small part of the company. Be forthcoming with business impact information.


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    "Software Configuration Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harlow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harlow, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging technical environment with responsibility for safety critical products. Interaction with all areas of product development, manufacturing, release and support.

    Cons

    Poor middle management appreciation of the nature of the work applying constant pressure to take short-cuts to release products before fully tested and validated.

    Advice to Management

    Take note of the experience and track record of staff that take pride in their work and put the safety of the public using or at risk from products before their own work conditions and salaries.


  10. "None"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Instructor/Course Developer in Fort Bliss, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Instructor/Course Developer in Fort Bliss, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Going to the field and supporting Soldiers. Plenty of time to further your education and study the current system.

    Cons

    Boring. Frustrating at times trying to find busy work. Not a complaint. There is always something to do. Thankful that I am employed.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "Raytheon Aurora"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Raytheon has a lot of interesting work in the software fields, and if you are lucky you can end up meeting some highly technical folks.

    Cons

    The company does not always look out for its employees. Bonuses and benefits are non-existent, and you have to be an advocate for yourself and buck the system of you want to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Do not over load line leads with technical work and employee management. The line leads do not get to know employees, and because employees feel neglected turnover is high.


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