Raytheon Technologies Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 24 Jan 2020

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Raytheon Technologies CEO Gregory J. Hayes
Gregory J. Hayes
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance - especially for working parents(in 420 reviews)

  • "9/80 schedule, you get every other Friday off (standard in Defense Contractors)(in 332 reviews)

Cons
  • "Finding a work/life balance can be difficult to find unless you are firm with setting boundaries(in 99 reviews)

  • "Much of upper management is at retiring age and they have a culture of taking a long time to reach key positions(in 90 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Operator 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Raytheon Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Love Raytheon. Great pay. Awesome benefits

    Cons

    Upper management out of touch.

  2. "this is my headline"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Officer in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    job security, easy, not much analysis, simple design tasks

    Cons

    boring, easy, simple tasks, pace of work is painfully slow, literally spend years reviewing the simplest design changes only to have upper management disagree with each other and scrap the whole project.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Typical large defense company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The vast ecosystem of the corporation gives you room to grow both laterally and vertically. As with all jobs, you best bet is having a good manager/champion to advance in your career and experience. You'll have to find them, but they exist here.

    Cons

    The company is still going through the growing pains of hiring a younger workforce. Much of upper management is at retiring age and they have a culture of taking a long time to reach key positions.

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  4. "Review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer I in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Raytheon Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay PTO Company shutdown at end of year (paid holidays)

    Cons

    Upper management is oblivious to what is happening at lower levels

  5. Helpful (4)

    "The Department and Site leads are Horrible..."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interview personnel is great during the interviews...

    Cons

    Those little guys with two first names are just horrible !! The whole dog-gone department will suck you in stating that they will put you in one department and change departments when you do get there... Afterwards, they expect you to perform at something you have "never" even done before and try to "embarrasses" you if you don't live up to their "Unethical" expectations. The upper Management in Waltham Massachusetts doesn't have a "CLUE" as to what the "REALLY" is going on and the HR Department always sides with the Department and Site leads who do give a "HOOT" about you unless you "SUCK" up to them.. Diversity isn't accepted, it's as racist as it ever i.e. 1-2% Black people and 3% Indian and maybe 5 % Asian... They really don't want "Diversity", they want slaves and either you do it or else... Note: if you are a "Whistle-Blower" then, you are "TERMINATED"... No-Questions asked !! The "Good-Ole-Boy" system is so prevalent that you can smell it all the way in Phoenix, AZ... And they wonder why soooo many people come and leave within the "FIRST" year of hiring. I say, fire all of the upper management and the Site leads who are "Constantly" losing people because, they are the one's that contribute the most to this "RACIST" attitudes...

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Feels like the 1960s sometimes"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Diversity of work Access to upper level management

    Cons

    Upper management takes diversity and inclusion very seriously, but front line leaders do not. I've heard many racist, sexist, and transphobic comments made.

  7. Helpful (6)

    "Do not ever go into government contracting as a software engineer"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get generic company benefits that you can get pretty much anywhere else. Most of my team members are nice and will answer your questions to the best of their ability, but will not go out of their way to help you further than that. Specific to my team only, my scrum master was very encouraging and was good with interpersonal conflicts/issues

    Cons

    You are pretty much worthless to Raytheon IIS until you obtain a government clearance, which means you will be sitting in an awaiting clearance area anywhere between 6-24 months (or possibly more) doing pretty much nothing (unless you get lucky enough to be pulled onto an unclassified program that is not labeled GPS OCX.) Your salary is embarrassingly low as a software engineer at Raytheon. You will be using old technology/outdated tools that are really slow and hinder your ability to do any real software development. The team size in M2C2 is way too big, and all the more interesting/critical work are given to more senior members of the team who don't have time to really mentor you into the role. Work flow is very unsteady. You may get a lot of work for a time period, and then go 1-2 weeks just twiddling your thumbs at your desk. Upper management doesn't know anything about software or testing, but know how to stress out developers by constantly asking for work statuses. There is very little collaboration among team members and many single points of failure in the team. The work office space set-up really hinders collaboration and growth, and learning/growth is very slow. It is difficult to move up and progress in your career working in this kind of environment that does not embrace innovation or enthusiasm.

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  8. "For a large company, it is a great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon Technologies for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, 9/80's with every other Friday off. Benefits are good, profit sharing has been good. For a large company, they do care about their employees.

    Cons

    Won't let seek other opportunities until you are vested a year into your current position. Flexible work only if you are upper management.

  9. Helpful (6)

    "Occasionally good work trumped by poor management"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cyber Security in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When available, the work was challenging and the benefits are great. Career development opportunities are generally available. Annual bonuses were usually good, and the local team was cohesive.

    Cons

    Raytheon is like the Borg. It assimilates other companies, absorbs the stuff it wants from them, and then destroys the culture that made them successful. The work might be good, but the culture will crush your soul. Senior leadership was pretty bad. There were inter-office politics wherein desirable work went to certain office sites first, and the ugly duckling sites got the leftovers. Upper management contributed to this problem, and lower management was unwilling or unable to address it. Work was often promised but never arrived. Getting equipment took too long. IT was remote and hard to work with. We were forced to use corporate Raytheon systems, rather than our own. The company had an ongoing retention problem. Rather than address the core issues that caused people to leave, the company offered more money to engineers with offers from outside. Due to this, I determined that the company was fundamentally broken and would rather pay more money than fix its problems.

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "GPS OCX - be wary"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Majority of the people are the best. Easy to get along, great people, intelligent and extremely hard working. One of the hardest thing about leaving this program/company are the people.

    Cons

    Upper management ignore problems. Extremely short sighted and it is now catching up. Many of the managers are not software engineers and as a result don't know how to manage software projects nor check on their team if they are satisfied. Little advancement unless you are lucky to find the right manager who knows how to be a champion. Otherwise many will just shrug and say they can't help. They are currently ramping down ie laying people off so ALL the contractors are about to lose their next year and many have already migrated off to Northrup or Lockheed. Currently moving all software folks to testing as that is the only priority from now on. Not many software development work is available as management have not been working on securing contracts nor have been placing capable employees into the security clearance process. If you are a new hire/graduate from school, I am warning you right now to be asking detailed questions during the interview if you are applying for this job. They won't have a lot of SW work left and if there are any then they will most likely only assign it to the more senior people as it is a rare commodity. They will say they have plenty of work but I promise you that they dont as there is a HUGE communication problem and no one knows any of the agenda anymore. Not communicative. People are pushing/committing bad code that isn't reviewed and breaking things. Managers themselves think certain work/modules need to be done even though that is not the reality.

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