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Waltham, MA (US)
10000+ employees
1922
Company - Public (RTN)
Aerospace & Defence
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Founded in 1922, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, capabilities in C5I (command, control, communications ... Read more

Mission: Raytheon’s mission is customer success. The foundation of all we do is our vision and our values. We are one global team, creating trusted, innovative solutions that make the world a safer place, and we are aligned around shared values of trust, respect, collaboration ... Read more

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    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people and good career progression.

    Cons

    Due to the type of work, sometimes viewed harshly

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Raytheon Interviews

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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Raytheon (London, England) in September 2012.

    Interview

    The interview could have been conducted better. Initially, they were 20 minutes late due to being held up at meetings, and they couldn't get in touch with the other person who was meant to be conducting the interview to my particular role. The technical manager was off sick (I had spoke to him on the phone the day before, and a week before also), so the "technical" aspect of the interview was then carried out by someone who would answer directly to me if I were to get the job (strange process) Some of the questions were pre-written from a sheet that you could tell were generic and not job role specific. They must use these for everyone?? Not ideal, and by the manner in which some of them were asked I could tell that the engineer asking them really didn't know a lot of the questionable content and that he was out of his comfort zone and felt that he knew I knew. However, he was expecting me to answer (which I did) and when I did, I could tell that he wouldn't have been able to tell whether or not my answers were correct or not, so both of us were glad once that was over. The job role however sounded more like program management and supervision and engineering all rolled into one.

    Another individual came in, to give a company run down, and what to expect, what programs they've secured and what the future holds. It was a "PR script" and to be honest it sounded really really good. They appeared to be making a lot of moves, and I was very impressed until I asked what kind of time restraints I could expect for scheduling training and overseeing trainee work and what processes are in place to cover project work when trainee's are at uni or college, and there was a pause before answering that there isn't really any trainee's within the company, just a couple of apprentises... By then alarm bells were ringing. You judge a companies growth, and success expectation by the number of new young recruits required to be trained up. Any large industry with annual growth have dedicated "trainee" programs every year. This company had nothing and because of the abscenses, the unrealistic expectations of my role, put me off

    Interview Questions

    • "Can you multitask and do 2 different roles at the same time".... I was applying for the position of senior engineer, not senior engineer, plus manager, plus program manager!!   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The salary was very poor and lower than my previous work place despite expected to do the role of THREE people. They would have been better dropping it even further to put me on the 20% tax rate. I got a second offer but declined (salary was still less than previous work place)

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Raytheon Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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