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Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Herndon, VA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA

I have been working at Exelis

Pros

Good first or second position. Great place to get lost in the shuffle.
Worked on some good programs and solid engineers. Great place to work on R&D programs.
Great life/work balance. Management supportive of working towards advanced degrees.

Cons

Eliminating of retirement program destabilized career engineers.
Constant reorgs and changes have demoralized the workforce. The office no longer has the culture that it did before.
Empire BCBS and Medco benefits are horrible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Drop empire BCBS. Find a better plan even if it is a bit more expensive. You are trying to attract seasoned engineers with low skill benefits.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be good.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Clifton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clifton, NJ

    I have been working at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    If you're in the right group you will be taken care of.

    Cons

    Leadership from an under-performing division is taking over the other divisions.
    In some groups all that matter is how well you suck up to management.
    Benefits, raises and bonuses have been declining for several years now.
    Losing more contracts than winning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the employees who actually do the work, not the ones who talk themselves up.
    Figure out how to win contracts without bidding lower than is possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Great Products

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Exelis

    Pros

    Provision of communication systems to assist our troops

    Cons

    Managers don't move up. They just stay and stay and stay and..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less meetings, more active contributions

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