Raytheon is the picket fence suburbia of jobs. If you want the city this isnt for you.
Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Fulton, MD – June 3, 2016
The people at Solipsys in particular were some of the most warm and relaxed people, as well as intelligent ive met. The average age of employees there is probably 30-40 years old and always willing to talk to you about work or just life.
The largest benefit of working for this company would probably be its flexible hours (you can work w/e hours you want as long as you perform you job and fulfill 40 hours a week). Further, working from home was a great benefit as I would often stay at home and work if i was feeling sick, or had errands to run like waiting for the cable man to come.
The largest negativity to this company is that they are government contractors. If you dont know what kind of environment this presents, it basically forces work to be done in very slow fashion, and "using all the budget". Further the company seems very hard to move in in terms of promotions based solely on merit, it seems to be mostly just experience/time spent there that matters. Finally, because this company is not forced to work in a more fast pace environment i had knew many employees who performed extremely bad at their job, but they would not be fired because they did not break any rules and would get their job done eventually.
All in all, this is a great job for a middle aged person with a family or someone just starting out. But if you are a 20 something with a decent amount of experience who wants to build lots of cool stuff and work in a fast paced/challenging environment i would suggest another company.
Extremely flexible hours, work from home, relaxed slow pace environment