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Raytheon Reviews

Updated 7 December, 2018
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  1. "Raytheon"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Supportive collegues and great management

    Cons

    Constraints and processes pushed by US


  2. "Systems Eng"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Good products and people round out a nice place to work

    Cons

    Shakey overall Canadian strategy with few opportunities to advance

    Advice to Management

    Bid Low and watch it grow

  3. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - International Marketing Manager in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - International Marketing Manager in Waterloo, ON
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Raytheon has a vast selection of product offerings and strives to operate at the highest levels of ethical/commercial compliance. Salaries are at competitive levels as well as benefits. My experience has been that there are many opportunities for advancement and staff are encouraged to move across roles/disciplines when one exhibits interest and ability.

    Cons

    As with most corporate organizations, decision making is very distributed across a complex management structure leading to very slow changes in business approaches. This company is well suited to executing large government programs as opposed to working in the commercial domain which requires a more competitive and agile approach.

    Advice to Management

    Current organization could be much more successful if market opportunities can be approached aggressively. Team members at Raytheon are all very experienced. capable. and committed to long term success...they would be prepared to support positive changes!


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    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Good job if you have a family and want job security. Good salary. Work can be meaningful.

    Cons

    At least at my location, there was not a lot of young people. Having a security clearance allows you to get away with being less qualified.

    Advice to Management

    Get young people and make employee satisfaction part of the culture.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "End of an era"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was once a great place to work delivering top of the line S and L-Band radar products.

    Cons

    Company has declined and is all but shutdown. It is sad to see the one proud Waterloo manufacturing facility closed.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all the great adventures.


  6. "Dedicated company - ethical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Interesting product and great people

    Cons

    Some of the management team are very old and not familiar with modern concepts

    Advice to Management

    Training for employees who have worked at Raytheon for many years.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Raytheon Engineer reviews Raytheon"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, with interesting travel.

    Cons

    Typical technically incompetent mgt running around unrestrained by their lack of knowledge. Their most valued leadership skill: they know they can worm their way out of responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    See above.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Place is going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Been a great place to work when I started under the management of Hughes.

    Cons

    Ever since take over by Raytheon, it has been getting worse. There was a clean house of management team, unnecessary restructuring, and practice of resources wasting. There has been unethical practices of revoking promised position of advancement to fellow employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be a know it all arse and mess up your employee's flow of jobs. Listen and trust them, for they know way more than you in what they are doing.


  9. "senior technical support specialist team lead"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    very good company, nice environment, peaceful place,good benefits

    Cons

    poor performance of the management,


  10. "Optical Technician"

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    Former Employee - Optical Technicians in Midland, ON
    Former Employee - Optical Technicians in Midland, ON
    Recommends

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Tecnical position with very liberating sense of accopishment. Lots to learn and do and really excellent internal training program from the old staff when the company was private.

    Cons

    The pay scale in less demanding eye ware market with 50 micron tolerances is better then Elcans precision optic 1/2 fringe tolerance expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the masters of specilization with praise and recognition for what they bring to the process rather then staying focussed on the jack of all master of none system currently being endorsed with the internal optican program.