Engineer (Current Employee) – Aurora, CO – September 1, 2014
There has been a significant shift in the corporate management of the Aurora CO campus in the last two years. Benefits have been significantly reduced. Employees are now seen as replaceable tools instead of essential members of an engineering team. The new corporate management culture encourages managers to make poor short term decisions to make schedule/budget at the expense of long term project success. This leads to down-stream budget/schedule constraints that are levied onto the workforce, leading to high burn-out rates and low employee retention rates. 50-60 hour work weeks (sometimes uncompensated) are increasingly the norm. There is no sign this is going to change any time soon. This WAS a good company to work for.
Tech Support Associate Sr (Current Employee) – El Paso, TX – June 3, 2016
I've met a lot of people from all over the US. I've learned a lot about different cultures. My co-workers are a good group of guys in and out of work. Management is easy to talk to. I appreciate being able to get out of work early and spending time with my wife and kids.
Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – April 7, 2016
Have worked at Raytheon since the site privatized back in 1997. Raytheon is not a bad place to work overall - in the past 3+ years, since internal security realignment & business unit merger the change in the work climate is of the nature that has me seeking other opportunities.
Sr. Technical Support Engineer I Instructor (Current Employee) – El Paso, TX – April 13, 2016
My most enjoyable part of my job is the compensation. I work extremely long hours not including the extensive travel that is required of me. I have learned a lot from my colleagues, as they are true professionals of their craft.
Extremely interesting design work, 9/80 work schedule, best in class benefits.
Principle Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – July 18, 2012
Engineer peers are some of the best in the nation. Considerable diversity considering the Defense nature of the work. Get to work on advanced technologies that can not be found anywhere else. A business model of under-bidding to get new contracts can result in high stress environments with a lot of blame-avoidance characteristics, however it is possible to learn to ignore bad management behaviors and just enjoy doing the work. Highly flexible work hours, excellent work-life balance. Raises and promotions can be slow, must negotiate aggressively at entry to compensate for this.
Systems Engineer I (Current Employee) – Worcester, MA – September 14, 2015
At Raytheon you can be fairly confident that you will have a stable job with interesting work that can effectively last eons if you want it to. Unfortunately compensation does not always accurately reflect work quality.
HVAC Tech (Former Employee) – Marysville, CA – April 2, 2016
check in station, discus any previous problems, if any , walk around the plant to check equipment- which took about 30min, set a your station- read a book for 2hrs- take another walk to check equipment and repeat till your shift is over