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Best part was the culture of continual process improvement via Six Sigma The new offices in Harlow are very well designed and have the latest technology enabling efficient collaboration with colleagues in different geographic locations
Internal progression roles are only created once they know who they want to fill them, then advertised once interviewing is complete. Alright place to work but whilst local management will praise you etc, this doesn't translate into anything from the company itself.
Blame culture, swim lane recognition and respect very poor, little/ no very senior management leadership. Oppressive and status will protective
Leadership and examples start at the top, sadly bullying and intimidation is rife. Devide and conquer mentality HR ineffective and none supportive, potential is huge politics and mentality biggest blocker
Raytheon will have shove its employees under the bus to make a fast buck. Managers and leadership are rapidly promoted if shown to stab others in the back and milk the workforce for every penny before discarding them for new blood. I would never recommend this company to anyone until almost all of the senior leadership change.
I was hired for a one-year contract that started in September. It was supposed to start at the beginning of September but 2 days before I was set to start they postponed it two weeks! That meant two weeks without pay. Not a good start! Then the first week of December I was told that our work was finished so I had to take time off. Two days later they started getting rid of ALL the contractors - including me. That was only about 2.5 months of work and not the one year that was presented at the beginning of the contract.
Raytheon UK has the worst engineering culture it’s a boy’s club with the worst gender pay gap. Management structure lacks any flexibility, It’s the worst of the 70s management style. Most of engineers are over stressed and many suffer of mental health issues due to the working culture.
Work is varied, but the company do not treat their staff well. Blame culture and focus on overpromising to customers, leaving developers to 'absorb' the time - often resulting in days of work that can extend weeks at a time. Just coming off of an 18 day-in-a-row shift out of necessity to deliver on time. I will not be paid for this, advised to take the days back in lieu over the quiet Christmas period.
It can be a good place to work, however there is a complete lack of progression opportunities given the current management team. It can also be very bureaucratic at times, which means it will take a long time to get things done. They do invest in you engineers but then expect that that will tie them to the company.
Overall good people to work with, people management however leaves alot to be desired. Manufacturing dept peple were oustading and extremely helpful, line management though was a total disgrace, it soon became apparent that as people had ben promted from within they were stuck with "well this is hoe we have always done it" attitude. I would work for the company again however so long at not for the line managemnt poeple that I had
A lot of egos at Raytheon and severe lack of professionalism, too many people more content with making them selves look good rather than looking at the bigger picture. Out of date software and hardware, poor progression options, no investment in people and long hours expected
Prepare to fight if you want a work/life balance. Toxic working environment.
I've worked for this company twice now in the past few years. The first time round was with their semiconductor wafer fab which was an interesting change of environment and definitely something new. This however was a factory job and like most jobs of the type it became very repetitive, strained and working with severely outdated equipment meant hitting the constantly increased production goals was challenging. The second time round I was on the systems side of things having had experience in hand soldering in previous employment, although looking forward to this new challenge I was soon very disappointed when the tasks given to me were nothing more than sitting in front of a computer screen reading for hours on end for 'training purposes' and when that dried up I was literally sat there being told to look busy when certain coloured lab coats walked past (red meaning visitor). It was fun and interesting when I was actually able to do some soldering work (due to signing the secrecy act I cannot divulge information on what I was working on). Things didn't last however as during a period of extremely repetitive work each employee was given a one-to-one with our manager, now in this one-to-one we were encouraged to speak our minds and assured that the information given would not affect our jobs as after all the feedback was meant for job improvement, however after voicing my troubles with the very repetitive work I was tasked with I found myself unemployed within the same week.. no warning just boom! Thank you for your service. So to summarize: Day to day work can - more...
Local, electronics, local discounts.
Very clique filled, temperamental management, poor pay for the type of work
Four years of misery. Learned a lot about inter company politics. Good HR department. Great work force and middle management. Lions lead by donkeys.
Looks good on a CV
Stifles creativity, enthusiasm and dynamic entrepreneur types.