Raytheon Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
1,488 Reviews
3.3
1,488 Reviews
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Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is excellent for such a large accounting organization (in 175 reviews)

  • Time-off: 9/80 schedule allows for 9 hour workdays and every other Friday off (in 130 reviews)


Cons
  • In my experience didn't value work/ life balance (in 37 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.  

    If you are going to be in the defense industry, you might as well chose onRaytheon is one of the five prime contractors.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Mature, processes and traditional culture.

    Cons

    Not small, dynamic and nimble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees prepare for the inevitable downturns in the defence industry. Sequestration has been a challege.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physics Engineer in Norfolk, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Physics Engineer in Norfolk, VA (US)

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    flex schedule. Good team to work with.

    Cons

    advancement opportunities. some internal battling within management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work, great people, good work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Electrical Engineer in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Electrical Engineer in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance (PTO, 9/80 workweek, flex time)
    Compensation
    People (in Texas) are awesome to work with

    Cons

    Corporate shoving "culture" down our throats
    Offices are old
    They like you to stay in one job for your entire career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify "go-getters" and give them a chance to move/grow.
    Inspire us to do more and better (better offices, rewards/perks/recognition)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    training, opportunities learning hours flexibility

    Cons

    big company may be hard to be promoted

  6.  

    Great Company, Great People, Heavy Process Orientation, Consensus Oriented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Account Manager in Aurora, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Control Account Manager in Aurora, CO (US)

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The People are great, the benefits are excellent and the work environment is engaging.

    Cons

    Government work requires a lot of controls to ensure the company maintains its contract status. This mandates an environment heavily weighed down by process and consensus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with each employ to tailor a career path best suited for them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience is good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    The company is great and my department is like family.

    Cons

    Upper management should be more intuitive on processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more apparent and get involved in your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Large organisation but you work hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Part of a very large organisation
    Good focus on culture and ethics
    Good processes and controls so you can learn a fair amount

    Cons

    Can be very busy and challenging at times - a lot of firefighting
    Smaller subsidiaries still have the same processes and bureaucracy of a much large organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing key staff and ensure all staff have the time to develop and look at opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Its a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Goleta, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Goleta, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pays well, good benefits, 5 weeks PTO

    Cons

    Poor management communication, uncertain future of company remaining in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, really listen...to all employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Environment In General

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    In general the company has good culture with focus on diversity. Most of the people are professional are friendly. Work-life balance is promoted by the management.

    Cons

    Have a lot of processes in place since it is a government contractor. Sometimes process changes make it more time consuming to accomplish a task.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    My experience at Raytheon has been rewarding, I appreciate the opportunity to grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay, strong benefits, diverse employee base.

    Cons

    Defense budget cuts = layoffs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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