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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

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.

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Furloughs plentiful, management getting fatter

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Clifton, NJ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Clifton, NJ

    I have been working at Exelis full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generally a good, smart, loyal engineering base

    Cons

    1. Too many micromanagers
    2. Confusing project schedules
    3. No over-time pay while pressures for mandatory over-time (hint: finish the work whatever it takes)
    4. Yearly furloughs
    5. No pay increases in years
    6. Stressed out/burnt out employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up, your smart & loyal engineer base morale is at an all time low:
    1. Ever growing levels of management managing ever-shrinking levels of engineers. Replace useless managers instead and add more engineers instead.
    2. Make simpler project schedules that isn't 20 pages long and put it somewhere the engineers will know where to look for it - (engineers don't know what is due & when)
    3. Pat the hard-working employees on the back since they're not receiving pay increases or over-time pay and management is getting fatter with more pay, promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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