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Former Employee - Intern  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
Former Employee - Intern in El Segundo, CA (US)

I worked at Raytheon

Pros

People, location, work hours, parking, security, food, facilities, offices, work out area, employee discounts, employee benefits, interesting projects, fast paced sometimes

Cons

Slow at times, some of the work required security access, hierarchy was sometimes too stiff for creative thought, not a clear career ladder

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  1.  

    Typical corporate politics but not a bad place for a career

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer II
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer II

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Tucson is a small village when it comes to good places to work.

    Cons

    Loads of process related stuff of questionable positive impact.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Place to Start, Difficult to Stay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Wayne, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN (US)

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    - Mgmt encouraged 9/80 work cycle. Most times, walked the talk in work/family balance.
    - Really pushed diversity.
    - Good pay and benefits, 401(k) is super generous.
    - If you get support of management, O/T is paid.

    Cons

    - Company is real big on loyalty to the old timers, not unusual to have 15~20 people a month get their 25 or 30 year service pin. OTOH, very, very few new hires make it to 5 years. In about 10 years, this site will collapse as all the old heads either retire or die.
    - Employment rides the DoD budget roller coaster. When programs are numerous, company hires up fast and furious. When programs get cut, company downsizes just as fast and furiously. Since Iraq and Libya have ended, look for more lay-offs as programs get cut.
    - Since it is a DoD contractor, all tech is DoD; i.e. old or unique to defense industry. Most of what you would learn here is only good here. Non-transferable (to the commercial world) skills and experiences.
    - Company is self important. They have their way of doing things and that's the way it is. New ideas not wanted here. (If we wanted you to have a brain, we would have issued you one!)
    - Real big on siloizing projects. Lots of waste as each program duplicates efforts and resources.

    No opinion of CEO
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