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Former Employee - Intern  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
Former Employee - Intern in El Segundo, CA (US)

I worked at Raytheon

Pros

People, location, work hours, parking, security, food, facilities, offices, work out area, employee discounts, employee benefits, interesting projects, fast paced sometimes

Cons

Slow at times, some of the work required security access, hierarchy was sometimes too stiff for creative thought, not a clear career ladder

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    Typical corporate politics but not a bad place for a career

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer II
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer II

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Tucson is a small village when it comes to good places to work.

    Cons

    Loads of process related stuff of questionable positive impact.

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    Good for building experience if you're just starting out or want a job where you can coast along.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Note that while this is the Canadian subsidiary of Raytheon Company, it is run as a separate, mostly autonomous business and is very different than the rest of mother Raytheon...

    For most people, work-life balance is very good - working hours are very flexible and depending on whether you are a manager or not, you can bank 24-40 hours of overtime for future time off. 12 days of PTO per year and paid Christmas break are really nice. Workloads are generally reasonable, and benefits are pretty comprehensive including $500 health spending, as well as a $400 fitness reimbursement - although options are fairly restricted in its use.

    Formal training opportunities are fairly good, especially when you are new to the company, with the company picking up the tab for training related to your job. Also no problem with them flying you all over the US to other Raytheon sites and conferences for training and professional development. Watch out for the 100% clawback clause in educational reimbursements though, for a period of 1 year after completion of the course.

    Cons

    A big issue at this division of Raytheon is the labyrinthine office politics and 'old boy's club' mentality that comes in part from the senior leadership being ex-military. Overwhelmingly older, male demographics with a paternalistic attitude. A lot of favouritism and opportunity is slanted to individuals that cater to the status quo, and is not rooted in employee capability or performance as it should be.

    Many employees fly under the radar and deliver little real value to the company's operations. Have caught senior engineers sleeping at their desks on more than one occasion, and employees with poor work ethic are not held accountable for their performance or missing business-critical deliverables. Most younger employees or those with any sort of ambition don't stick around for long and as a result turnover is pretty high amongst the employees that actually add real value to the company.

    A lot of unnecessary overhead, back-office positions and bureaucracy make this division uncompetitive and overly reliant on sole-source or existing business. Seems like management is unwilling or unable to make the changes needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the efforts and capabilities of high-performing employees, and work to challenge and develop them. Hold under-performing employees to task on their performance. Make the changes necessary to enhance the competitiveness of the business.

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