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Raytheon Reviews

Updated June 21, 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. "They are about 10 years behind the rest of the system integrators but have a good marketing department to cover it up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promotion possibilities due to current older staff
    Great ability to transfer to other locations or participate in foreign country work

    Cons

    Not putting investment into new solutions
    Facilities are either older or newer are crowded
    Leadership has right vision but older director level down refuse to change


  2. "Electrical Engineer 1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best out of college jobs that you can get. An amazing learning atmosphere that will challenge you without leaving you out to dry.

    Cons

    It is a huge company so its easy to fade into the background if you let yourself. There is a real limbo in getting out of the Engineer 2 position.

    Advice to Management

    You would be able to keep more of your employees if you actually promoted from within and didn't force good engineers to move jobs just to advance at Raytheon.


  3. "Too much work, No help,"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay for what your doing.

    Cons

    12 hour min must be work before OT will be paid. No training

    Advice to Management

    Think they are to big to do thing too make the process better. Sorry I work for Boeing and GE much big company where I made many change for improvements.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Low pay, company has that "good ole boy" attitude. If you don't brown nose or befriend someone in management, you usually don't move up in pay.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing employees more. Throw out that stupid Raytheon six sigma plan and adopt the real one that is an Industry standard.


  5. "A great aerspace company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Sometimes is a bit sliw


  6. "Review of Working for Raytheon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Their management is extremely knowledgeable in their specific discipline. Management is hired based on their knowledge, skills and abilities relative to their discipline.

    Cons

    Management is only hired based on their knowledge, skills and abilities specific to their discipline.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "anonymous former employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Stable work, solid benefits, company is slow to lay people off, ample time off, steady employment for most functions, good ethics for the most part, cool technology and a mission to be proud of, work life balance, decent business systems

    Cons

    Mediocre management, slow to change, old white guys are just hanging on until retirement, HR is like junior high, no training dollars, promotions based on who likes you and who you know vs. competency, successful women are battle axes, matrix doesn't work, senior leaders are not held accountable for their selfish decisions and behaviors, good leadership is person, not role-based, a lot of people are just hanging on to get their pensions, ambition discouraged- IIS business is particularly dysfunctional, old office space like the 1980s

    Advice to Management

    Change before you die. Get rid of the dead wood, mean girls, pervy men, and stuffed suits. Stop paying lip service to employee surveys and reward the qualities that matter- hard work, talent, teamwork and innovation.


  8. "A good place for work life balance, but easy to get too comfortable."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Coworkers were friendly, pleasant and in general good at their jobs.

    Cons

    A lot of process and bureaucracy, some of it necessary, but much of it imposed by outside rules.


  9. "Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Tried to manage a small plant like a large one

    Advice to Management

    Support local management


  10. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Worked there for 25 years. Great company with lots of opportunities nationwide.

    Cons

    Life work balance is some times challenging

    Advice to Management

    Need to continue investing in training


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