Raytheon

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Challenging work, however Defense Industry can be slow and tedious

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Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
Former Employee - Project Engineer in Indianapolis, IN (US)

Pros

Interesting projects to work on. Friendly and smart coworkers. Feels like a family at work. Good benefits and a great company discount system.

Cons

Can be slow due to the nature of Defense Contracting. Jobs not always stable, since government policies are changing (especially with regard to national debt issue)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look to diversify from Defense to keep cycles down.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Steady job with no movement

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Fullerton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Fullerton, CA (US)

    Pros

    -The company leadership is fantastic, I appreciate Bill Swanson and his approach to the one company motto in unifying the different business units.
    -Consistent Culture/Processes within different business units
    -Steady job
    -Not too demanding
    -Good Work/Life Balance
    -9/80 Flexible schedule

    Cons

    -Low Pay, not competitive to market
    -Very silo'ed / stove piped organization.
    -Very little job growth opportunities
    -Top heavy organization
    -Inept Middle Management
    -High turnover among people with 1-3 years within the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide Practical follow through with your leadership vision. Middle management is out of tune with executive management. Employee turnover rates or voluntary leaves is primarily due to middle management.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Raytheon has its advantage and disadvantages

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    Former Employee - Systems Verification Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Verification Engineer in El Segundo, CA (US)

    Pros

    I learned more in this job than in other jobs I've had.

    Cons

    Unstable management. Laid off a lot of good people, including me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change your structure so much. Don't move people from project to project so much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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