Manager III, Organizational Communications (Former Employee) – McKinney, TX – March 28, 2018
Raytheon is an exciting place to work with a great mission. You will learn, develop and have some great experiences; however, there's a price to pay. You will put in long hours, including nights and weekends. I had a few great bosses who were exceptional; however, that's unusual and rare in this environment. There's a strong tendency to manage people rather than leading them.
Senior Multi-Disciplined Engineer I (Current Employee) – Tewksbury, MA – March 27, 2018
Raytheon is a great place to work if you desire a stable, low-risk career in the Aerospace and Defense sector. Depending on your role, it provides great work/life balance and benefits (9/80, 4 weeks PTO, Paternity Leave, etc).
Full Time Employee (Former Employee) – United States – March 27, 2018
Toxic environment, but leadership is very covert about it so that they do not get into legal issues with Human Resources. They pay very low across the board but expectations, accountability and work load are very high.
There are some really sincere talented and good team members, You are not given overtime pay so can only work OT if you take "comp" time
Much politics and favoritism. Have also seen nepotism, racism, homophobia and misogyny
Great training if you prefer a non-hand holding, expect to learn on your own environment
Information System Security Officer (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – March 26, 2018
This company runs itself like a sweat shop. They say they like six sigma, yet the legacy people feed off of this place, not intending to retire or leave and discourage new ideas that in turn run off new talent. I don't see younger people staying at Raytheon, unless there are no alternatives for them elsewhere. Management does not want to see or hear about problems and the cut throat environment is highly encouraged.
9/80 work schedule
Management and heavy workload that is handed to new people.
Media Production Specialist (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – March 24, 2018
8-10 hours day learned new software management needed improvement enjoyed the relaxed environment great team to work with hardest part of the job was 16 hour days enjoyed the final product and getting the proposals delivered to the clients
Security Engineer (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – March 23, 2018
A very large organization with plenty of work to keep you occupied. Working with peers was great. Good team environment. Managment was difficult to work with at times, and at other times they were great. Depends on who you get.
I have nothing bad to say about this company. They have excellent benefits, and is a good place to start a new career. There are people in management who tend to hire people who act, and look like them.
Engaging place to start your career- just don't stay too long!
Principal Systems Engineer (Current Employee) – Woburn, MA – March 21, 2018
You start your career at Raytheon, and slowly most of your peers leave over the years for higher paying positions at other companies. It's sad to see so much regrettable attrition. I spend more time training new people than doing the work we are paid to perform. Starting pay was great, however monetary raises thereafter are bad (2-8%/year) because they really aren't tied to workload or capability- it's more that you are working a important task with vocal leads/management.
Excellent support for diversity (RBEN, Glbta, Rvets)
Healthcare plan is terrible (High Deductable HSA) - pay out of pocket till $4000, then 20% thereafter - YIKES!