Software Engineer and Manager (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 6 February 2019
Richmond (Canada) office was an exception and was not indicative of other sites. At the time I was there, working on the Canadian Automated Air Traffic Control System (CAATS), my colleagues were from all over the world and were super smart. Forced me to raise my game in order to progress my career. Challenging, and fun. Great management who had your back and supported you. Work culture was very team based and team work was the highest value. It was definitely all for one and one for all. Was devastated when Raytheon Corporate shut us down in 2006 and certainly had no respect for the US exec team in the way it was done. My ratings are for what was our local Canadian management. If I had to rate corporate then it would not look good.
Maintenance Electrician (Current Employee) – Midland, ON – 8 November 2018
It seems like no one is in charge and everyone is heading in all different directions. They are losing their competitive edge in the market place with their assembly shop approach instead of focusing on highly technical projects.
North Warning System - good people with a tough job
employee (Current Employee) – Ottawa and North Bay – 13 August 2018
I have been here for a few years now and have seen some changes in management - some of those who left were good people, but the changes have all been for the better. Bumpy roads are finally starting to smoothen. Still room for improvement, but this is not the workplace that it was a few years ago.
I'm not sure where complaints of nepotism come from. Wages are OK, with most of the staff being unionized, having wages that were built upon from previous collective agreements, under the previous employer. Before Raytheon got this contract, the previous employer could let people work as much as they wanted, because it could just be billed to the client. That is probably one reason why that employer doesn't have the contract any more. All of this is to say that overtime opportunities still exist for those who want to work it, but not to the same extent as years ago. That has been really hard for some people to adjust to - understandably.
First and foremost, the people on the program really care about their work, for the most part. Pride in what you do can be contagious ... and it can also make some people fell less comfortable, if you that isn't what you are like.
Software Team Leader & Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 29 May 2018
A lot of good business structures in place resulting in productive and generally satisfied work force. In many ways they had taken the time to design the product architecture well from the start which meant that the very complex product got be developed efficiently.
Full-time Optical Technician (Former Employee) – Midland, ON – 3 May 2018
New foreign management has left a once thriving Canadian grown European founded company a far cry from its heritage and former business practices. Staff never feel confident that their day to day activities and job positions will be secure for very long. Common positive perspectives of the general company environment are a common misconception when compared to its reality.
group health benefits
Human resource department is very unfeeling and unyielding
Payroll Specialist (contract) (Former Employee) – Midland, ON – 9 April 2018
An excellent company to work for. Great benefits and compensation packages for employees. Employees have been there for 25,30, 40 years. Location is well maintained and uses state of the art technology.
Project Engineer (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 28 February 2018
I was at the company for more than 15 years. The first 10 years were good to great. The last 5 years were terrible as the company lost market share in the commercial aviation radar sector. As a result of constant layoffs and unreasonable workloads, the work environment became stressful and difficult.
Great pay and benifits.
Toxic work environment. Company on decline to closure.
Shift Lieutenant (Former Employee) – McMurdo – 1 February 2018
Joined Raytheon Polar Services for the Antarctic contract when it was in Denver. Enjoyed the Antarctic contract as I just come off of military contracts and it was less stressful and more collaborative than military contracts. Enjoyed the enviroment and the people that worked in Antarctica.
Senior IT Systems Administrator/Analyst, November (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 24 December 2017
My expectation from this 4-month long Ethics investigation was to restore my reputation and integrity and hopefully my position. I have over 7 years of working for Raytheon, and completed all of the mandatory Ethics Courses. In my opinion, this case was the most Unethical, Non Impartial and one sided Judgmental investigation ever.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Midland, ON – 7 October 2017
Contract work makes the job not worth pursuing. Lots of old timers there that control the way the shifts are made up. No day shift for contract workers unless in training. They favor people hired through family and will place then in a better area with better shift coverage.
Don't waste your time until they decide to fully invest in yours.
no job security, lower wage for contract workers, care only about perm full timers