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Great place to work

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I worked at Raytheon Applied Signal Technology

Pros

very flexible, lots of opportunities to work with different languages, good career growth

Cons

Senior management could be better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Raytheon Applied Signal Technology

  1.  

    Not a bad place to work

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

    I have been working at Raytheon Applied Signal Technology

    Pros

    Most of the employees are great people.
    The compensation is at or above average.
    The benefits are at or above average.
    They try not to overwork you too much.
    Tuition reimbursement up to $10k/yr

    Cons

    The current CEO doesn't exactly maintain a great relationship or reputation with employees.
    Constantly cutting back on benefits.
    TS SCI clearance required for all positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to receive more consistent and regular feedback from managers. Also, the whole management structure makes no sense. The manger who does your performance reviews doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the manager that assigns you tasks.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Small Staff = Lots of Work to be done, for better or for worse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Raytheon Applied Signal Technology

    Pros

    - Benefits package is pretty good, especially if you don't have a family
    - Some departments are very young (new college grads) so it has a youthful appeal
    - Some departments develop and employ leading edge technologies
    - Encouraged to take classes to further develop own skills
    - Though there is much work to be done, work/life balance ok, as long as you get your work done
    - Raise percentages are fairly reasonable

    Cons

    - Government contractor = DAILY time cards
    - Need to be US Citizen to get security clearances (a requirement for engineers)
    - Not much knowledge sharing, must learn it on your own
    - Can sometimes get pigeon-holed into specific type of work, limiting skills/career growth
    - Upper level management does not have good handle on what to focus technical talent on
    - In some ways, government contracts up for bid dictate direction of company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I realize this is a chicken and egg problem, but it would be nice if you hired more engineers so that those employed aren't stuck with an overload of work. I know that the issue is without contracts funding such hires, it's hard to do that. But maybe a little more R&D funding to facilitate that...?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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