Raytheon Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
1,450 Reviews

3.3
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Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson
William H. Swanson
681 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work schedule provides excellent work-life balance (in 166 reviews)

  • Time-off: 9/80 schedule allows for 9 hour workdays and every other Friday off (in 126 reviews)


Cons
  • In my experience didn't value work/ life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Upper management often doesn't recognize how it is different from manufacturing (in 40 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Brief time there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Great place to work with great people. Theres lots of opportunity to grow and had a lot to offer.

    Cons

    Getting laid off is really the only negative I have about the company.

  2.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Tewksbury, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tewksbury, MA (US)

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great advancement opportunities. Management values work-life balance.

    Cons

    could improve on yearly performance review process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Management needs improving.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Garland, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX (US)

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pay is good and the health coverage is average. The time off is the best thing. Start out with 2 weeks off plus the week of Christmas and New Years of and after every 5 one more week is added.

    Cons

    To much politics and political games amongst management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very nice to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Managers are nice and they will try to retain you

    Cons

    Some of the buildings are very old and they stink

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update buildings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Supply Chain

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great management, plenty of opportunities, and rewards people who go above and beyond the expectations.

    Cons

    A lot of processes and procedures that must be followed. Some may seem non value added.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Variety of opportunities depending on your skills and interests. Good - and sometimes great managers.

    Cons

    Typical contracting issues as the government budget rises and falls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, you're doing well, but business development needs to do better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II  in  Tucson, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Tucson, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and working schedule.

    Cons

    Personal growth was not great and too many people trying to get ahead.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very professional in all areas.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistic Specialist Lead II  in  ‘Ushaysh al Jahrā’ (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Logistic Specialist Lead II in ‘Ushaysh al Jahrā’ (Kuwait)

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work force is a plus, all employees do work together and no one is above the other.

    Cons

    Will love to continue to work for the company, but lay off has put us aside and is now out of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep good employees working for your company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong company that provides solid technology and solutions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are excellent to work with
    Mature systems and business processes
    Effective shared services and resources
    The business is well run

    Cons

    Leadership needs an infusion of new ideas
    Over reliance on process in place of independent judgement often slows down ability to respond to the customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge yourself to seek solutions that may come from outside of Raytheon and your own experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good stable company

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    Former Employee - Scientist  in  Andover, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Scientist in Andover, MA (US)

    I worked at Raytheon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    mix of commercial and government contracts

    Cons

    unions and non-unions working together can cause complications

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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