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Updated October 20, 2017
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  • No work life balance sometimes during quarter ends (in 75 reviews)

  • The upper management is unpredictable and the engineers short sighted (in 70 reviews)

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  1. "Cost Estimator"

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

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Hands on experience working with proposals

    Cons

    Upper manangement tends to be disconnected from the bottom line


  2. "Amazing place to begin and end career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Amazing Culture, training, and stability

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons

  3. "Senior Financial Analst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, good people, lots of locations and movement

    Cons

    Not best benefits or great pay


  4. "Design Engineer II"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer II in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer II in Largo, FL

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

    Pros

    Good Company, great benefits ect

    Cons

    All the "red tape" can be frustrating at times

    Advice to Management

    None at the moment. Good management


  5. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work with very approachable people

    Cons

    Large corporate company which moves very slowly from a management perspective


  6. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    • 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

    flexible schedule, mod time, awesome colleagues

    Cons

    politics, small raises, management doesn't seem to care about us


  7. "Defense contractor"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Large company offers many opportunities

    Cons

    Entry and mid managers are not skilled at mentoring

  8. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant & Manager of Support Staff in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant & Manager of Support Staff in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, people, free gym, nice cafeteria

    Cons

    Support staff/admins are not recognized as "part of the team". Admins make everything run smoothly and work behind the scenes, but are rarely (and I mean almost NEVER) acknowledged, never mind rewarded. Yearly raises are beyond skimpy due to the "quartile" your current salary falls in. The longer you work there, the harder it is to get a decent raise. And admins have little to no opportunity to grow and move into salaried positions. Very disappointing, especially with all of the "people matter" messages that are always being touted. The only people that matter are the management and high ranking officers. To them goes the spoils.

    Advice to Management

    Actually recognize a well done job. Listen to people that express concerns about favoritism in the workplace. People don't go to Ethics or HR for grievances because they are afraid of retribution. I went to HR I've a very nasty manager who told me I had to "read" her mind. She was continually and openly practicing favoritism, and created divides in her own team. Not healthy, or productive, but fed her ego. Let HR seriously address problem managers like her.


  9. "Production Control Planner/Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Control Specialist in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Production Control Specialist in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people/ good employees/ good benefits.

    Cons

    Downsizing/Managed from Central Headquarters in Mass.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer I in Forest, MS
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer I in Forest, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work, the technology we build is fantastic. Building things that help bring our military home safely is great.
    Great benefits, good pay, pretty flexible with home life.

    Cons

    The management doesn't seem to work on the personnel much. They know the product needs to get built, but they don't know you are capable, they just assign you to it. If you need support or training, it's basically on you to do it. Hopefully that culture is changing, but it's not there yet.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training, even on site training. OJT is not the answer to everything. Developing your people will help them stay, not just give them fuel to leave.


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