Some interesting work, but overall lifeless culture
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – July 13, 2018
I originally went to work for Raytheon because I had met and worked with a number of people on a project that was shared between Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. However, after I started working at Raytheon, I felt the projects were less math intensive, and the problems were mainly maintenance issues, or rewriting poorly designed and poorly written code.
Over time, the technologies never grew, the thought process of architects and senior systems engineers seemed to be stagnant, and I felt myself not being able to grow intellectually or individually.
I decided to jump into the e-commerce side of the software industry, and have enjoyed the open culture, the ability to move technologies quickly, to be able to experiment, and just an overall, sense of movement. The government and associated contractor culture is too quiet, and moves too slow for my liking.
Job security, health benefits, salary
Quiet, boring culture, ancient technologies, ancient thinking, etc.