Technology Today

2015 Issue 1


Engineering Profiles


YESNET members show their team spirit

Raytheon’s Young Employee Success Network (YESNET) is an Employee Resource Group that fosters a culture that is welcoming, supportive and inclusive of early-career employees. It assists new hires with a smooth transition into their work environment by providing networking and professional development opportunities to support their growth at Raytheon. YESNET’s membership exceeds 6,000 employees and spans more than 25 Raytheon worksites across the U.S. YESNET provides professional development activities such as technical seminars, near term career planning and mentoring partnerships, as well as opportunities for community outreach, professional networking, and channels for technological innovation within the company.

In November 2014, YESNET celebrated the conclusion of its second ever global service campaign benefiting Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP®). Annually, the #YESNETforWWP campaign unites YESNET chapters across the U.S. with a globalized vision to raise awareness and support for our nation’s wounded warriors. In 2014, YESNET shattered previous records, donating more than $36,000 to WWP. YESNET chapters across the country creatively appealed to local communities to raise support for WWP by partnering with local businesses and planning exciting networking opportunities for Raytheon employees and leaders. The 2014 effort also generated more than 600 volunteer hours during the three-month campaign, which lasted from July to October. YESNET is continuing its partnership with WWP in 2015 with multiple fundraising events including food truck sales, bowling and poker nights, and even a learn-to-paint event.

Iraq war veteran Jeremiah Pauley inspires the audience by telling his war

YESNET serves as a valuable resource of innovation within Raytheon. Members of YESNET hail from diverse educational backgrounds and experiences and are eager to contribute their ideas to the company. Through various Invention Conventions and enterprise Innovation Challenges, YESNET champions members’ exciting new concepts from infancy through demonstration. This campaign strengthens the bond between the individual YESNET chapters as they collaborate in a common cause on a national stage. With coaching and support from YESNET leaders, engineers flourish as they develop their remarkable ideas and present concepts to Advanced Technology, Business Development, and other company leaders. YESNET facilitates opportunities and relationships that empower its members to maintain an innovative mindset throughout their careers at Raytheon.

By offering localized and enterprise community outreach opportunities, personal and professional growth through networking, mentoring and technical interchange events, as well as coaching and sponsorship through company innovation challenges, YESNET provides a voice and serves as an unmatched resource for Raytheon employees to engage and grow within the company. YESNET allows energetic, enthusiastic young professionals to thrive at Raytheon.

Krista Gumiela

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