I was recently given an offer at Raytheon for a position as a Senior Network Engineer at their El Segundo California office. I like the offer I received, however I have not accepted the offer yet. I am a bit hesitant to take the offer given the recent merger with United Technologies now owning the majority of Raytheon (57%).
I wanted to reach out on this forum to get a better idea of potential layoffs at the new and upcoming "Raytheon Technologies". Even before the merger, is working internal IT at Raytheon considered a relatively safe place to be? Or since IT doesn't really bring in the $$$ it's seen as more of a cost center and thus a higher target for layoffs?
I'm also curious about the El Segundo office. It appears to be a pretty big campus, however I'm curious with the cost of living in California (and thus higher wages compared to other office locations), are we're going to be seeing a reduction in headcount in El Segundo to cut costs? Not sure if the El Segundo site headcount has slowly been shrinking over time.
I'm also wondering about the impact to IT merging with United Technologies. Does United Technologies have a history of layoffs/cutting IT staff? Both the Raytheon and United Technologies threads don't really touch on IT layoffs at either company.
Your input is greatly appreciated.