Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 24, Large


Waltham, Mass. [New England]
Raytheon Company

Why you want to work there

This Waltham, Mass.-based aerospace and defense company encourages its IT employees to explore new technologies and partnering opportunities. A new suite of collaboration tools enables IT to partner with others across the globe, and various tools and programs facilitate professional development. Raytheon offers a competitive benefits package, with perks such as parental leave and flexible working arrangements, and the company is committed to ethics, diversity, inclusion and employee recognition. Top technologists, known as IT Fellows, share knowledge and ideas, while techies identified as "innovation champions" strive to promote a culture of innovation.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 55,048

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 2,049

IT employee turnover in 2016: 5%

IT promotions in 2016: 10%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $2,928

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 15

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 22

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 77%