Raytheon

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Amazing place to gain experience with large budgets, leadership, electronics, software, RF, and system design.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Engineer
Current Employee - Principal Engineer

I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

You are able to gain leadership experience managing teams, working with large budgets, and building advanced technology products very quickly: a true meritocracy. Self-starters who are able to get their own funding through government agencies and customer contracts get to have the experience of running their own small (and in some cases large) business. Lots of research and development opportunities where one can be surrounded by PhDs and the best RF and Radar engineers in the world are usually plentiful. Publishing is available, bonuses are given for outstanding work, bonuses given for each patent filed. Engineers here that move up will be some of the most well-compensated across any field. The executive and management population is aging rapidly and quickly retiring, creating great opportunities for advancement in the next several years.

Cons

As with any big company there is bureaucracy that slows down innovation at times. There sometimes seem to be endless processes. If you are unable to obtain high level clearances, your career success will be limited. A lot of the really interesting work is classified and cannot be published or even spoken about to uncleared people. You usually obtain projects to work on through your contacts and people network within he company; this can become politicized and is rough on newer employees. Defense industry funding is highly subject to the whims of congress. No stock options or large bonuses are given until an employee becomes relatively highly ranked, at the executive level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure to keep the younger engineers interested in doing great technical work.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A great place to start a career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Control Analyst in Ashburn, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Control Analyst in Ashburn, VA (US)

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Seem to have great benefits depite the changing climate.

    Cons

    Bound by pressures from the government due to type of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work.
    Great people doing very important cutting edge defense work
    Very much a "high tech" environment

    Cons

    Sometimes quite bureaucratic
    Direct funded program/positions are not as secure as overhead positions
    Some Sr. Management very arrogant and not easy to deal with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be afraid to look outside of your industry for best practices
    Keep the talent pipeline open for Sr. Managment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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