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Excellent place to start

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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I  in  Tucson, AZ (US)
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Tucson, AZ (US)

I have been working at Raytheon

Pros

-Compensation
-Benefits package
-Work/life balance
-Cool factor of some of the work
-Opportunity to move within the company
-Nice people

Cons

-Older people
-Bureaucratic structure
-Long life cycle of projects
-Old school managers
-Compartmentalized structure
-Work pace varies from time to time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management seems to be divided into two camps. There are the old school guys and the guys that understand what young employees are looking for.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Raytheon

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Liked Tucson, liked co-workers, detested management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Tucson, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ (US)

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    If you enjoy sitting at your desk killing time for months at a time, then this is the
    place for you. On several occasions, I asked co-workers "has anyone told you
    what we're suppose to be doing ?". The response was "No." Then, when
    something finally came down the line ... Read "Cons"

    Cons

    Very politically charged situation that has nothing to do with ability or accomplishments.
    If you brown nose then, even though you can't figure out why your C++ code won't compile
    on a Ada compiler, you can become a technical lead two years out of college. And if you
    do try to actually excel, you had better do it in less than 50 lines of code or your thick fix
    will set off an alarm and you'll be sent packing because you might jepordize the "truck
    load of money backing up to there door." And since Arizona is a "right to work" state,
    they can liable you and there is nothing that you can do about it. Where is 60 minutes
    when you need them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves and get people that have a clue about how to develop software that
    does more than passes tests. And when you move, don't live anywhere that might
    have to be defended by your missiles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Raytheon IIS

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Nice work environment, good people, and surprisingly good lower/middle mgmt. in some areas. Its a nice place to work if you prefer to stay in the comfort zone and want a flexible 9-5 job.

    Cons

    Too much dead weight at top and bottom labor grades. Too many people at the middle experience level ( 5-10)leaving the company because of lack of opportunities. Also, the division has lost its technology focus and is slowly becoming an IT job shop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value talent over process. Seek out and nurture the creative talent within the organization. You can spot them by critically reading performance reviews. Keep them at the company as they are rare and give you an edge over the competition. Mangers will covet such people for their own benefit and not let them flourish within the company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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