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.
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
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 23 February 2017
Performed quality audits on airport surveillance radar equipment at all levels of assembly. Checked solder joints and hardware connections. Interesting work for someone who embraces electronics. Was hired through an agency for 6mos contract. When contract expired was not contacted by HR regarding my status. My manager told me just to keep coming in until advised otherwise. Worked for a full year and did not receive any job offer for permanent employment. Moved on to better wage and job with benefits.
Great job. Educational and a lot of overtime around Christmas.
Assembler/Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Midland, ON – 29 August 2016
This was a great job. I loved learning new and interesting things. the engineers I worked with were exceptional and I learnt something new each day for 5 years. We had company toonie and loonie draws for employees who wanted to participate each Friday. Elegant Christmas parties for employees. Good benefits and company profit sharing.
Huge organization with cutting edge technology and using best practices
Database Expert/Oracle DBA (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 18 May 2016
great DBA team and busy environment with excellent management policies. Always new projects and challenging issues on a daily basis which presents a best learning curve and great environment for growth...
Co-Op Student (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 5 May 2016
The moment I stepped in the front door of the building, I was greeted in a very polite manner. Through my co-op work term, I became acquainted with nearly everyone in the IT department, and I even made connections with the General Manager of the building.
Overall, it's a very welcoming atmosphere where you're rewarded for the work you put in.
Program Admin Support (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 18 June 2015
Muti-Task - working for 20 Engineers on a $700 M Radar Program Attended Meetings w/ Customers; Took Action Items - followed up for timely completion. Made travel arrangements world wide Organized dinners, receptions for Comany and also various Customers from Europe.
Very challenging and rewarding experience working at Raytheon.
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary AB – 17 February 2015
Raytheon is a company that really does make it's employees feel like family. The benefits and salary were very highly competitive. The hardest part of the job I would have to say were the long hours and month end. It was not uncommon to work 14 -16 hour days during that time.