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Good place to gain experience in a manufacturing setting.

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Former Intern - Assembly Co-op Engineer in Roanoke, VA
Former Intern - Assembly Co-op Engineer in Roanoke, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Exelis as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

-Great people to work with. -Paid for apartment as a co-op. -Get experience in many different areas of manufacturing. -Opportunities to improve and to become involved in major projects. -Management and coworkers are all very helpful and seem to care about doing their jobs well.

Cons

-Job security is not great due to downsizing. -Not always enough work depending on the co-op position. -I would have liked to see a more demanding projects given to me in order to better prepare myself for other engineering positions.

Other Employee Reviews for Exelis

  1. You can learn a lot at this company if you are willing to ask questions.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Exelis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Things are starting to improve. The company needs to focus on doing a few things well instead of offering so many products. They have many people with critical experience. These types of employees should be treated well since they are difficult to replace. I like the technology.

    Cons

    The facility is old. A new layout would be much more efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Please share your long range Business Development plans so employees can understand their future.


  2. Helpful (4)

    The least fulfilling, most pointless job I have ever had

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Clifton, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Clifton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Exelis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent health, dental benefits - Decent salary

    Cons

    - Nearly complete lack of technical content in work. - Astounding amounts of time, effort and resources dedicated to the language used in documentation of hypothetical equipment. - Pressure to uphold the constant facade that everyone is busy and that overtime is necessary, while little to no actual work of any value took place. - A shocking willingness to deviate from initial contracts with the understanding that the customer would 'just deal with it'. - The only morsel of technical responsibility for my project resided with a lunatic of a senior engineer, who at one point engaged in a screaming match during a >40 person customer facing update and had to be escorted out of the room. Summary: A facade of challenging, time consuming and important work permeates this operation.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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