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Raytheon Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
1,539 Reviews
3.4
1,539 Reviews
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Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson
William H. Swanson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is excellent for such a large accounting organization (in 180 reviews)

  • Time-off: 9/80 schedule allows for 9 hour workdays and every other Friday off (in 133 reviews)


Cons
  • In my experience didn't value work/ life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management often doesn't recognize how it is different from manufacturing (in 44 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Makes new products work with older technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Pay median to industry (Defense).

    Cons

    Difficult to get new ideas promoted from within unless you are the chosen one.
    Management can require people to work over major holiday and not be present.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop limiting new ideas, only focus on items that are important for that 12 months cycle. Could have a technology disruption that you don't fund or look at.
    Management has "at all cost" attitude which does not promot work life balance.

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    great company, They had great benefits, high medical issues and they took care of it all. great pay and good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Wan Engineer in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Senior Wan Engineer in Baghdad (Iraq)

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits with opportunity to grow

    Cons

    training could have been better but overall a great company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers take care of their people and some do not. We had a couple great managers and a couple that were a little lazy. over all it was a great experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Control in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Inventory Control in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Raytheon has good benefits and a 9/80 work schedule which is great.

    Cons

    Some employees don't pull there on weight and the supervisor does not correct it. There friends with the employy which makes it hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should hire from within more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Furlough Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chula Vista, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chula Vista, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Strong benefits
    Stable schedule
    Difficult to get fired

    Cons

    Difficult to fire an employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more decision making authority in front-line leadership.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    software engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    great compensation package, good challenging work, good work-lefe balnce, training opportunitties,

    Cons

    leadership not attuned to the workers, limited growth opportunitties, dwindling federla budgets...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A&p

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Because this company give opportunities to learn more that what ever you know and give you contacts all over the world

    Cons

    Well the Spanish culture growing up in United States we have to share new set up new products to Latin America

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The language Spanish growing and a lot companies in central and South America have more demand
    In aviation parts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work, challenging projects

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    challenging projects, never find yourself "bored", GREAT team and groups of people

    Cons

    hard to move up unless someone retires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great job, excellent benefits package,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL (US)

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company culture outside of the bargaining unit is really great. One of a very few union shops in FL. Stay away from the union's overall mentality.

    Cons

    It is a bit difficult to jump on board with them, especially if you don't have a degree. They do have "internal" career paths, but you'd better start getting loud about it when you're interviewed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communications open with shop floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    Intelligent, compassionate people, 9/80 is great

    Cons

    Can get lost in large company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Strong technical community at world-leading defense contractor.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Integrated Product Team Lead in Tucson, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Integrated Product Team Lead in Tucson, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some of the brightest technical minds in the business. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Inconsistent hiring and mini-layoffs don't show a long-term investment in building and maintaining technical knowledge base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be hiring the best and laying off the rest, regardless of defense industry funding vagaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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