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Positive

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Material Program Manager  in  Andover, MA (US)
Current Employee - Material Program Manager in Andover, MA (US)

I have been working at Raytheon

Pros

Strong company, driven to succeed and train employees to be successful.

Cons

New employees have a difficult time establishing themselves in an environment of other long-time Raytheon employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rely less on "legacy" employee leadership, drive change through teams from bottom up

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An OK place to work, but about the best Fort Wayne has to offer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Fort Wayne, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN (US)

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    * Work/Life balance is respected. Most people do around 40 hours. Overtime is paid.
    * Company shutdown over Christmas to New Years.

    Cons

    * Review process is not transparent.
    * About 70% of people get a 'meets expectations'
    * Can get stuck working older technologies, like Ada, that aren't marketable elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There seems to be few carrots and sticks in place for professional advancement. That is, it's not widely known which activities are rewarded and those that are punished. Since nobody knows what people got promoted for (or why one got passed over), it's difficult to gage what's truly valued.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good employer overall, but certainly lots of room for improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    -Generally a secure job environment
    -Work life balance is very agreeable
    -Assuming you have a boss who will fight for you and you perform well, labor grade promotions will come (2-4yrs at each grade)
    -Winning new business generally results in increased visibility, recognition, and increasingly more responsibility
    -Sometimes very easy to stand out, since most employees are mediocre, task driven workers. The work is designed, produced, sold, and managed by a smaller group of very intelligent/experienced people.
    -There are good mentors and coaches in the company...but its up to you to network and find them (no different from any other large corp)
    -Company does a good job in tactical execution and "fire fighting"
    -Aging workforce will create many openings for vertical movement in 5-10yrs

    Cons

    -401k and medical is decent but slowly moving in the wrong direction, especially for new hires
    -Can become highly political depending on what program or function you work in...middle management (E/A5-7) is generally only moderately political...Anything above level 8 labor grade politics becoming increasingly more prevalent and can become cut throat and very territorial sometimes. Sends the wrong message to subordinates (ie political skills are just as valuable as competence in order to earn a leadership position).
    -Very siloed (sometimes by design) and sometimes "clicky"
    -Very financially conservative...tolerance for risk is very, very low
    -Flawless execution is "just expected"...emphasis is now more growth focused, but the company still doesn't know how be a industry leader when it comes to marketing, capture, and gov't relations
    -Pay grade increase does not equate to large pay increases...expect 2-4% annual increases and 4-8% increases when getting a pay grade move. The best way to make a large >15% increase is to leave the business unit you work for (or the company all together) and come back a few years later.
    -Most employees do not understand the strategic mapping of the market, the strategic direction of the corp, and how it relates to their function/program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Do not bring a hammer down when a subordinate has a dissenting opinion if it is brought up in the right forum and in the right manner. Its healthy to have disagreement from time to time
    -Take some risk on for once...company funded initiatives will need to become more prevalent as the RDT&E and procurement budgets at DoD get slashed.
    -Reduce the time it takes to for the company to make an acquisition
    -If international business is the market we are going after, we will need to start placing qualified people on global assignments more frequently
    -You did a good job hiring young technical talent...now its time to develop them. Still a lot of room for improvement on hiring young business talent though.

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