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Really good expirence, would go back

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Former Employee - Manufacture Engineer in Forest, MS (US)
Former Employee - Manufacture Engineer in Forest, MS (US)

I worked at Raytheon

Pros

Job security, you can tranfer to many other location and they paid for grad school. they also have a really good six sigma program which looks great on your resume. the big name company helped with interviewing for other jobs. most of the young engineers started there and moved on to other positions or other plants within the company for higher salaries and positions.

Cons

not too many downsides, probably it's a larger company so you don't get to meet the higher ups. Also for them to pay for grad school you have to get a degree in something that directly relates to you field which limits you to what you can go to school with. with it being a large com

Advice to ManagementAdvice

group and meet with all the engineers more often for all the different areas to trade ideas.

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    Middle of the pack defense contractor

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    Current Employee - Manager in Fairfax, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Fairfax, VA (US)

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    It pays well. Position is relatively stable. You get to work some interesting, cutting edge technology some of the time. For me the commute distance is the most attractive feature. I live about 9 miles away from the job and am able to get to work in less than 20-25 minutes most of the time.

    Cons

    Benefits are bad. Work environment is bad. Employee morale is really bad. Most of the employees are dissatisfied by the work environment. Not much support from the senior management, human resource department etc.. Most of the employees don't feel respected. It is a hire and fire company; you see layoffs all the time in other groups. It hasn't affected us yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees more. Try to improve employee morale.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Raytheon is a great place to start an engineering career or to work if you need flexible hours.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Woburn, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Woburn, MA (US)

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Its a strong engineering company. The starting salaries are very competitive. Having a 9/80 work schedule is a great benefit as well. The company shuts down around Christmas for a week so it provides a great break (almost all national holidays other than Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Labor Day & Memorial Day are moved to this week but having every other Friday off more than makes up for it) Flexible work schedules are offered, so you can modify time as needed (work extra hours so you can take extra hours off later). Also, paid overtime (if you work more than 4 extra hours in the week) is a plus as well.

    Cons

    Even though your job is secure within Raytheon, its not within your project, so if you project runs out of funding you won't lose your job but you'll get placed in a position you won't necessarily like. Engineers do not get non-engineering degrees paid for(ie MBA.) People seem to use Raytheon as a stepping stone and the attrition rate amongst 2-5 year employees is very high. There is a major gap between age groups because of this. Also, because people are hired simply to fill roles on projects, there are often very over qualified people working low level jobs (although they have fair compensation) so they tend to get bored quickly. Also, yearly raises are rare to be higher than inflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to pay for MBA's for engineers, our top young talent is leaving because of this. Also, invest more in R&D and new product development, simply plugging a new part into a 30 year old system does not interest employees and spur innovation.

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