Those kinds of advancement opportunities abound in Huntsville, which is also an important hub for customers including the U.S. Army and NASA, as well as a diverse network of suppliers. What sets Raytheon Technologies apart from its peer defense and aerospace companies is that employees have the ability – and some might even say the imperative – to collaborate with colleagues across four distinct businesses.
Evidence of that collaboration is clear in the daily call between leaders of Raytheon Technologies’ Huntsville contingent. On that call, they discuss new opportunities, the status of existing programs, upcoming activities to support local community organizations – and areas where they could use a hand. Often, that call ends with one business offering another a few extra hands or the use of their facilities.
While that’s not unusual for Raytheon Technologies, it’s highly uncommon in the industry, said Patti Dare, the company’s Huntsville site executive. And she should know – by the time she joined the legacy Raytheon Company in late 2019, she was already a veteran of the industry and a longtime Huntsville-area resident.
“It’s been amazing to me,” she said. “I haven’t seen cooperation like this anywhere. I’ve never seen anything like this culture or this environment.”