Employee (Former Employee) – Harlow – 16 February 2018
Great people, great culture.
Such a brilliant place to work. Colleagues are friendly and always willing to help. A great ethic of collaboration and forward thinking. The culture is inclusive and diverse. Would highly recommend anyone looking for a new opportunity to visit their careers pages to see what's available.
Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 9 December 2018
Competitiveness, back biting, dragging you off into a room for a bashing, pulling you from projects, patronizing language, ostracizing, know-it-all boffins, jumping through hoops endlessly, insulting comments, high pressure, lack of trust.
Heavily bureaucratic as most large defence companies are
Worker (Current Employee) – UK – 18 October 2017
Raytheon UK is an element of an international group, headquartered in the States. Often 'new' initiatives are old ones rebranded or have been being used for years in other companies. The work can be quite pressured and to get on you have to fit into the culture. Management is upwards. The hardest parts can be the many, many levels that must be taken through reviews and who then deny responsibility if things don't go rigidly to plan!
Quite secure, especially if you have the qualifications that are deemed to be required for a job level.
New building, car parks, reasonable commute, not London
Management (Former Employee) – Glenrothes, Fife – 29 December 2016
Possibly the worst place I have ever worked! In stark contrast to the values communicated internally, the culture is one of blame, demeaning and disrespect.
Ironically the HR function endeavours to provide great training but it cannot be put into action due to the backward thinking, self-protecting organisational silos that exist. This matrix organisation is so broken, there is no positive tension to glue the matrix and organisation together.
There is a general lack of trust, encouragement and career development opportunities.
Working environment is unsuitable, it is most likely you will be placed in a cube farm with no windows. You will see no daylight for 6 months of the year.
Canteen is excellent!
Great canteenand benefits
People are set in their ways, management is 1970's
Programme Manager (Former Employee) – Glenrothes – 7 March 2016
I have always had a successful career but when joining Raytheon at Glenrothes I found quickly that the management were just bullies, the processes were non existent and the role was not as advertised. If you want to join as a project manager and be blamed for things completely outside you control, sit and produce 150 page powerpoints on a daily basis and have very demeaning managers who don't trust anyone to do anything then this might be the job for you. The resource turnaround is unreal. Within the 6 months I worked there I saw at least 10 people come and leave after a few weeks in the role and also others bullied to force to resign. You have been warned.
Scheduler (Former Employee) – Broughton, Flintshire – 26 September 2017
If you're a PM professional that works to recognised PM methodologies, avoid Broughton at all costs. There's one guy who makes his own PM methods and processes up as he goes along whom the business and senior management seem to hold in high regard. He will not offer any training, mentoring or support into how he manages his 23,000 line item plan/schedule and will call your professional integrity into doubt. In my experience, you will be set up to fail and PM team will do nothing to support you
Principal Engineer (Former Employee) – Glenrothes – 4 December 2014
Full of plenty of very nice, capable people, however, the culture strives for mediocrity due to an overarching emphasis on not spending any money. Many areas are run by a small number of enthusiastic individuals with the remainder providing the barriers to change. The main aspect of the culture is an acceptance of fire-fighting in all areas of the business. Very little in the way of career development, you won't get any serious training & you will have to wait for someone to get hit by a bus or try to enhance their own career by leaving before you will see promotion. It's a real shame, a lot could be done in this company if they changed their thinking. Recent top management changes have done little to help & initial hope amongst employees that it may bring about definite changes in attitude have been quashed by the usual round of yearly redundancies. Having said all this, if you want a long term job (assuming you can avoid the periodic redundancies) that you can go to retirement on, this may be a good place to be. If you're a person who strives for the ideal & looks for improvements then this would be a very frustrating place to work, you'll be tearing your hair out in no time.
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) – Glenrothes – 10 April 2012
Very frustrating to work in this company when previously employed in commercial sector. Ability to change is poor, new initiatives appear often but are left to die a slow lingering death (to the extent that everybody knows to show initial enthusiasm and after that they can then happily let it die). Management are capable but fail to create a drive & commitment from (very capable) employees that is seen in the best employers. Little to no professional training, all is 'in-house' & of poor quality, nothing apart from 6sigma program would be of use in advancing a career. Very little room for advancement, the glass ceiling is a common complaint - you'll have to wait for someone to retire to make a positive move unless you are a superb people stratagist. Otherwise you will be left to a Sysiphus like existence, doomed to repeat the same day at work time after time. If you live near to the workplace & have no ambitions then this is the place for you.
nice people & good work, life balance as pace is so slow.
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – UK – 16 August 2017
Unrealistic work loads to very tight schedules and unrealistic goals ? communication internally poor as too many managers jockeying for results. However enjoyed my time at Raytheon and would work for them again if the chance came my way
Training Design and Development Manager (Former Employee) – Havant (Nr Portsmouth) – 14 August 2012
A typical day would involve breifings to the team on work required to ensure the 'big picture' would be seen and better understood. I learned many new aspects of the training environment at a high level which included, bid development, commercial development, managing multiple projects and marketing strategies. My co-workers were always helpful; whenever asked about difficult areas of the business or helping me with areas of the business I did not understand, they always took time out to ensure I was fully conversant with each element! The hardest part of the job was the long hours of research coupled with the disappointment at times of not getting the contract we worked so hard to bid for! The most enjoyable part of the job was the comraderie between all of us and the willingness to get things done properly and professionally.
managing my own time and that of my analysts
long hours; especially with 2 hours travelling each day
Programme Manager (Current Employee) – Uk – 18 November 2017
Loads of dinosaurs here that will never embrace new blood, ideas or change. Takes years to deliver a modification to the customer 2011-2017 and then they celebrate mod closure amongst staff after delivering 5 years late. Totally unprofessional and I’ve no idea how they’re still in business!!! AVOID
Program Manager (Former Employee) – Glenrothes, Fife – 9 April 2017
Good experienced workforce and at times challenging organization. Good program management organization but can be slow to get things done. Work is mostly legacy platforms with minimal change in most areas.
Just a number (Current Employee) – Glenrothes – 12 September 2016
Poor organisation yoy get a start date and nothing is set up for you supervisors and lead hands running about with no clue management look down there nose at you if walk past them understaffed in thw wrong areas to many people sitting at desks thinking they know whats going on and they dont a company thats only instrested in profits with no intrest in workers and dire comunication skills company wide
Management lead hands and supervisors are terrible at there jobs
Corporation - Programme Manager (Former Employee) – South West – 29 August 2017
Great place to work, team shared issues and pleasure points. The communications and training are exceptional for this day and age, as is the overall package and feeling of worth. I'm sorry I moved on and wish I'd stayed.
Feel good factors abound
Sometimes overloaded or knee jerk reaction driven decisions