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Updated 16 September 2018
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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waddington, East Midlands, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waddington, East Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, very flexible working. First job I have ever enjoyed!

    Cons

    Some moaners but they don’t realise how bad other similar companies are.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going, people enjoy working for you.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Harlow, England
    Current Employee - Administrative in Harlow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Huge development within skills and you work with great people

    Cons

    No overtime pay and bonus could be better

  3. "raytheon"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Glenrothes, Scotland
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Glenrothes, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    decent benefits, such as dental insurance, and private health insurance

    Cons

    The site in Glenrothes is very outdated, pay is low to average (with an annual 1-2% annual pay rise) and work can be very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    give your staff a decent pay rise, waiting till they get so frustrated with the process of trying to get a pay rise that they go find a better job then offering to match their new wage is a ridiculous system.


  4. "Disfunctional Organisation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Raytheon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is above average, but there is reasons for that!

    Cons

    Too many poorly or undefined processes. Too many people who want to take responsibility for areas outwith their job spec or capabilities when there are very capable people employed to carry out that function. Very poor culture which includes a level of bullying

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the weaknesses within the organisation, which are already well known, and take actions to address them!


  5. "Promising"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Raytheon full-time

    Pros

    Talented people, good level of customer service and huge potential for growth

    Cons

    Some policies and procedures are an obstacle to gaining pace in a busy market place

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in people and invest carefully in own products to make the best of the strong offerings available


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Team lead"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Harlow, England
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Harlow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  7. "not bad"

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    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Raytheon (More than a year)

    Pros

    location, bonus , canteen facilities, online resources

    Cons

    management are terrible, too many have been there for a while and are set in their ways

    Advice to Management

    learn to communicate

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Not female friendly"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The US reputation within cyber, and supposed UK opportunities.

    Cons

    Ignore the job ad mentioning a 'google' environment, it doesnt exist. Just the worst mix of open plan with red walls.
    2017 and still on lotus notes, with shocking IT service; they expect you to use your home/public wifi in your own time to update their kit.
    No career progression, No training.
    Have been a number of sexist, racist and violent incidents with the workplace, with inconsistent HR.

    Advice to Management

    0. Ethics - have a zero tolerance to workplace sexual harrassment, racism and violence. Just because they are in valuable positions shouldnt excuse high risk behaviour.
    1. Leadership - have a plan and strategy beyond reactive to anything a customer may ask for (jack of all etc)
    2. Communication - Millennials arent bits of meat (a term actually used by management), we actually want to know whats going on.
    3. Career development - if you want to body shop us all over the country, you should also invest in some kind of (real) training.
    4. Modern workplace - Raytheon may have new offices but the attitude is still stuck in the 1960s. Learn how other orgs manage flexi time, job share, disability and diversity.
    5. Actually learn lessons from all the messages left on this site, in staff meetings and from customer feedback. Pull head from sand.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Software Configuration Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harlow, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harlow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging technical environment with responsibility for safety critical products. Interaction with all areas of product development, manufacturing, release and support.

    Cons

    Poor middle management appreciation of the nature of the work applying constant pressure to take short-cuts to release products before fully tested and validated.

    Advice to Management

    Take note of the experience and track record of staff that take pride in their work and put the safety of the public using or at risk from products before their own work conditions and salaries.


  10. "It's just ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Raytheon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As it is a small company you can get involved with lots of different projects and there are opportunities for international travel

    Cons

    There are no opportunities to move up within the function unless you have military experience


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