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Raytheon Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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  • No work life balance sometimes during quarter ends (in 75 reviews)

  • New ideas are hard to get across to upper management (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "HR Director"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Full Panoply of Human Resources duties and responsibilities, including hiring, downsizing, benefits administration compensation counseling, training and development, college recruiting and EEO compliance.

    Cons

    Major company changes and upheavals, bankruptcy and ultimately, failure of Company and Nuclear Industry. Significant and frequent company leadership changes and complete loss of shareholder value and trust.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on company and employee objectives, gather wide ranging ideas and opinions develop and maintain loyalty to above objectives and focus on inclusive corporate culture


  2. "Best Job Ever"

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Raytheon management takes a personal interest in the development and welfare of subordinates.

    Cons

    Assimilation to "Engineer Culture" can be awkward for non-engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep setting the bar high and providing opportunities for growth.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Springboro, OH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Springboro, OH

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

    Pros

    -Great company
    -Amazing employee
    -Customer driven
    -Competitive salary
    -Great benefits

    Cons

    I have no downsides to list currently. Typing to add 20 words as a minimum.


  4. "Raytheon offers many different career paths with many options to get where you want to go"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology for a cause that matters. Strong ethics and embraces work life balance. Good learning for new college hires

    Cons

    Military contracts may become more political as Raytheon continues to grow internationally. Raytheon company is now competing against other nations that subsidize or own their companies

    Advice to Management

    You are on the right path


  5. Helpful (1)

    "military contractor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer I in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Field Engineer I in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits,oconus pay.upward opportunity for young new hires.unlimited resources.international access for career advancement .

    Cons

    contracts come and go. Wepons manufacture.First line supervisors are uneducated and inexperienced.

    Advice to Management

    obtain professionals with experience serving in leadership roles, rather than two year recruits.


  6. "Serious Business Doing Serious Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Large company so the opportunity to move around to further your career is great.

    Cons

    You must take your career in your own hands and be vocal when you believe you should. Not alot of diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  7. "Benefits makeup for most negatives"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Contracts Negotiatior in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Contracts Negotiatior in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, significant PTO package, profit sharing, and with the right manager, encouragement and appreciation with assistance where possible to help move you forward with your career

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, meetings make up the majority of days, not a "young" company by any means, not a lot of passion in employees and challenging customers

    Advice to Management

    Rules and regulations, policies and procedures make sense and are all well and good, but the culture and atmosphere could be a little more easy going and fun, fight for to keep the people there who care and show ambition or they will be leaving

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Keep looking"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    USED to be respectable and fun.

    Cons

    Politics. Wrong people are promoted to management (only yes men need apply). Work life balance is a joke. Little to no promotional opportunity. Benefits have gotten dismal.


  9. "Great When The Times are Good"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with; Lots of support and guidance.

    Cons

    No ability to move within the organization due to the current climate in the defense industry. A "thats how we have always done it," mentality


  10. "Career Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Great personality and love to work with others.

    Cons

    Inexperienced in working with small non-military affiliated companies.


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