Textron Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer

    I have been working at Textron full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun product outcomes. Positive upper management. Meetings are fun when management leads.

    Cons

    Very slow work pace. Not rewarding on s daily basis. Department managers are clueless on their staff positions and expertise.

    Advice to Management

    More work less staff

  2. Helpful (1)

    No growth potential.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most positions pay above average salaries. Offers best vision insurance available. Medical insurance is decent but costs quite a bit out of pocket for employees.

    Cons

    Company doesn't care about their employees. Upper management brings in friends from other companies instead of promoting qualified employees from within. Hard work and dedication is not rewarded. Employees that blow the whistle on management are retaliated against.

  3. good talk, poor execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Technical in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Textron full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good outlook on state of business, solid benefits

    Cons

    depends on team. some good managers. best employees no longer around. over worked under paid. little to no recognition. no room for advancement. company has poor reputation of follow through making it hard for us on the front line doing the work.

    Advice to Management

    sit down with employees to discuss their needs, goals and aspirations. very unfortunate to see so many good people fail, leave or be let go because of incompetent leadership.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Worst experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay with good benefits

    Cons

    Older workers are frequently discarded and workload has to be absorbed by others

  6. Helpful (4)

    High turnover, advancement opportunities are few and far between.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IA Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - IA Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at Textron (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gain familiarity with industry tools. Education reimbursement, limited personal training budget.

    Cons

    General dissatisfaction with management, expected to work extended hours at no additional pay. For example, if on salary, 40 hours a week must be worked, hours 40-45 are completely unpaid. Additional hours could be charged if approved, but there is rarely any money to do so.
    Sadly, Textron has a recent focus on interns to boost revenue from the government by charging the same rate for inexperienced interns as full time employees.
    As of this writing, yearly promotions are 1 1\2 months late.

    Advice to Management

    Your best talent has no real reason to stay. Fix the culture, advancement and benefits top stay competitive. There is a reason new hires aren't staying long.

  7. Not the worst and not the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slidell, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slidell, LA

    I worked at Textron full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Coworkers - The product is great

    Cons

    outdated tech - rule by fear

    Advice to Management

    the boss should not date each other

  8. Do Not Assume

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Textron full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Close to my home, no long drive fighting traffic and no long hours. This is a very quiet place to work.

    Cons

    You never know were you stand with your direct supervisor, as management does not allow for open door policy. Now I know why everyone is so quiet, if you ask a question you may or may not get an answer,

    Advice to Management

    Do Not Assume

  9. Helpful (1)

    Old School, Dated and Boring Company - Potential is there!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program - Finance
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program - Finance

    I have been working at Textron full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting product line: Helicopters, Armored Vehicles, Smart Bombs, Private Jets
    Diversified Conglomerate
    Global Business Units locations
    History of business (proven)

    Cons

    Old workforce
    Workplace feels like an old high school at times
    Lack of Textron brand recognition
    Bleak business outlook

    Advice to Management

    Learn to retain top tier talent
    Increase awareness of the parent company & subsidiaries
    Change attitude from "Oh well, that's Textron for ya!" to "Let's improve / change XYZ..."
    Challenge employees in a more aggressive manner

  10. Helpful (1)

    Cessna employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic/Inspector in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Mechanic/Inspector in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Textron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable job if you've been with the company for at least 10-15 years

    Cons

    Cessna management doesn't care about employee's. One employee over heard a senior management tell a secretary who asking about the mechanics being over worked due to massive overtime, that all of the mechanics were just like any other tool the company had. When they wear out, they'll just replace them. Also, have had only two raises in since 2009 and they didn't keep up with inflation. Hence, the standard of living has been going backwards for going on four years.

    Advice to Management

    Your biggest asset/resource is the employee's. How they go so goes the company. It would be a great idea to promote within the company instead of bringing someone from outside who doesn't know anything about, in this case, aviation.

  11. Textron places a large gap between management and hourly employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Auditor in Wilmington, OH
    Former Employee - Quality Auditor in Wilmington, OH

    I worked at Textron

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The medical benefits were very good and there was a retirement plan that was fair. It was a union shop which gave better security, at least while it was still in operation.

    Cons

    The last few years they quit matching stock options. We went through 5 plant managers in 4 years before the doors closed in 2009. Textron needs to focus more on just the bottom dollar.

    Advice to Management

    Too many chiefs make for a confusing operation. Promoting within the company makes for better relations.

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