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Current Employee - Systems Engineer II  in  Marlborough, MA (US)
Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Marlborough, MA (US)

I have been working at Raytheon

Pros

Large company with flexibility to move around to other departments and/or other geographic locations. Intelligent employees who value diversity and a strong work ethic. Strong social programs offer activities for the 35-and-under crowd.

Cons

Sometimes you have to go and find your own work to do, especially when you're new and/or don't have much experience. Managers should help with this but they have other needs to address first. The job is what you make of it. Work load is inconsistent - some weeks are crazy busy but others can be a downright bore.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You do a great job of valuing your employees with rewards, events, etc. Gen Y employees desire to take leadership and ownership of their projects, so they risk feeling inconsequential when assigned a bullet list of tasks.

Recommends
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Other Reviews for Raytheon

  1.  

    30+ years of stable employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I have been working at Raytheon

    Pros

    Not many people in my area get laid off. There is interesting technical work. I work with a pleasant group of people. I have the opportunity to interface directly with my government customer.

    Cons

    Typical politics, especially if you want to rise. Since Raytheon took over, I've seen a lot of program managers get pushed aside if they don't pass muster. There's definitely a ceiling beyond which you must have strong political skills to rise above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more broad-minded in considering internal applicants for open positions. Having worked for the company for as long as I have, my history precedes me to any interviews.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    BORRRINNGG but great work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Garland, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Garland, TX (US)

    I worked at Raytheon

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are great. The people are also very nice and there are lots of online training courses to take.

    Cons

    Knowledge and information sharing aren't the greatest at Raytheon. I had to work really hard at getting in contact with the right people and sometimes I would be on a wild-goose chase trying to find those people. Also, in the group I was in, there didn't seem to be a whole lot of bonding or friendships between the team. (No lunches, or really anything that didn't involve work.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it fun! Sponsor some activities for the employees to get involved in at work. Get the employees away from their computers for 30 minutes a day!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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