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  1. "Changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fulton, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fulton, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Unique product offerings. Skilled people. Chance / expectation to contribute.

    Cons

    Acquired by Raytheon. More Raytheon, less Solipsys and a loss of some of the unique cultural elements that made it one of the best local places to work.

    Advice to Management

    No comment.


  2. "Very few opportunities for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, Pay, Location, and 401k

    Cons

    Culture is changing as Raytheon policies continue to creep in. Less of a communal atmosphere than in the past


  3. "Best place I've worked thus far"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Fulton, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Fulton, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management is really flexible with work / life balance, salary is decent, 9 / 80 schedule (we get every other Friday off), ability to occasionally travel (if your job requires it) to some pretty cool places, mostly awesome co-workers, nice area to work (you get your own cube with a door), 401k 4% match, decent health care (HSA will match you up to $1,500 a year), work is challenging.

    Cons

    Had to endure some lay-offs recently, which is hard on everyone. Some times you have to put in long hours, but like any job there are up times and down times. Some upper level management can be hard to deal with, but you will always have that anywhere you go (from my experience). Training for new employees is still something to be desired (there is a steep learning curve).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, continue to show that you recognize your employees' hard work on an individual level.


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  5. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small division of a larger strong corporation. Solid development process. Well organized.

    Cons

    Recent layoffs, spring 2016. Difficult learning curve.


  6. "Systems engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Tuition reimbursement
    Diverse environment

    Cons

    Lay offs occur
    Upper management could care less


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Full-time, entry-level Systems Engineer experience"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very open work environment. As an engineer, if you take initiative, you are afforded a high degree of freedom and flexibility, both with respect to the job schedule and job description. Although it is a part of the larger Raytheon company, Raytheon Solipsys has its own personality and it is a relatively small location, so it is a friendly environment where people know each other often just by their first name.

    Cons

    If you do not take initiative, there is little-to-no formal employee training and the learning curve is steep. The company culture does not lend itself to much interaction on teams unless you foster the culture yourself in your own local bubble, and compensation is low compared to industry averages.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your technical people well and research the local salary market. Show them you value aptitude, enthusiasm, self-improvement, and teamwork as opposed to seniority. Understand the need for process, and the need for management to be decisive and to provide leadership and communication of the bigger picture to lower technical staff.


  8. "Assimilation in progress."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Raytheon Solipsys full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and meaningful work, fun and intelligent co-workers, flexible work schedule, nice work environment, not a bad commute from many local employees.

    Cons

    Company migrating away from Solipsys (small company: focus on customer and employee satisfaction) and assimilating into Raytheon (big company 'values', 'process', 'politics', 'red tape', focus on shareholder satisfaction over all else).

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep in mind the dedication and skills of the people that helped make the company what it was prior to being sold.


  9. "Horrible... I did not receive any training for the work I needed to do."

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    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in Fulton, MD
    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in Fulton, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They have an awesome 401K matching plan.

    Cons

    -Lack training for their employees.
    -The people there is anti-social.
    -low pay for the work that needs to be done.
    -Management in the CSC needs to replaced.