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Great place to work in America

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sudbury, MA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sudbury, MA (US)

I worked at Raytheon

Pros

Core values you can relate, respect and live by

Cons

Employment could be Subjected to contract volatility

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue the Raytheon tradition to focus on people first.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Everything depends on your immediate management

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    -Great work schedule
    -Great benefits
    -Good pay
    -Great locations to choose from

    Cons

    There was no congruency across the organization. Had a fantastic experience in Tucson and had great reviews. Transferred to El Segundo for a new position and they had no work and management was not flexible to let you utilize other skills you have--subsequently I received poor ratings as I was new and had no work. As a Mechanical Engineer I had done a lot of software and electrical work (was a former manufacturing electrician and IT tech) and my department actually took the work away from me and made me sit on overhead.

    People at the California site don't work together. Due to the amount of layoffs over the past 10 years people have become very paranoid and will throw you under the bus even if you are performing. Everyone there is just scared for their job. Its a sad situation really.

    Its a shame because I really enjoyed the industry, but when there is no work for your group...get out. I made the mistake of waiting it out and I was laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give feedback. If someone isn't performing up to par, tell them what you expect. There are many young engineers in the organization that feel that if they were laid off they have no skill set or experience, and they are right. Allow for more mentoring, especially if people are charging to overhead. Good luck.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good, but not great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    * Great life/work balance
    * Flexible hours (many managers are sensitive to commutes/child care issues)
    * Interesting work
    * Fair compensation
    * Relatively low stress
    * 9/80 work week (businesses) or summer hours (corporate)
    * Resources (on-site dry cleaning/banking/health services/cafeteria)
    * Many nice people

    Cons

    * Can be cliquey - much like high school
    * Some paranoid people - lack of trust for no reason
    * Senior management is not approachable/visible
    * Some people are stuck in their ways
    * Change is difficult - often have to do things the "Raytheon way", just because
    * Poor communication between managers and employees
    * Lack of transparency
    * No formal telecommuting policy
    * Hypocrisy - huge emphasis is placed on respect, yet many people don't even acknowledge co-workers in the hall
    * Many levels makes it difficult to complete projects
    * Difficult to get promoted/move into new roles. You are losing talented people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach - Respect employees. Say hello to people. Posting articles about respect/delivering webcasts does not cut it.
    Be visible - Walk the halls and talk to the people doing the work. Eat in the cafe every once in a while.

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