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Good pay, good insurance, long hours, no concern for employee well-being

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kuwait (Kuwait)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuwait (Kuwait)

I have been working at Exelis as a contractor

Pros

Pay for Kuwait is about double of the same position in the US (60 hr work week though). Affordable travel since you are in the Mideast.

Cons

Promote from within policy means you could end up with managers who are better suited for other jobs. Remote sites living conditions are the same as a stationed soldier (not good) and no additional compensation vs. the non-remote employees (nice shared apartment and car in the city). There seems to be a sense that a revolving door is a better business strategy than retaining competent talent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to manage. Read your own handbook and apply policy evenly.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kuwait experience overall was great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Al Aḩmadī (Kuwait)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Al Aḩmadī (Kuwait)

    I worked at Exelis as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Overseas money is always great. A lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of true management and leadership. Values were only words on a poster. Good ole boys club. Good people were not valued for their work ethics. Integrity lacked within management. Employees were not motiviated to do well. Too many made up job titles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in the values and ensure your leaders follow them. Mentor and coach the leaders that are there. Remove those that do not meet the standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company does an ok job getting you ready and allowing you to do your job but the management sucks.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician  in  Bagrām (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Technician in Bagrām (Afghanistan)

    I have been working at Exelis as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good vacation package, benefits are decent,

    Cons

    Lower management sucks. Instead of showing appreciation and encouraging employees to think outside the box or try to improve the process they find fault and throw them under the bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a strong look at your management and leads. The negativity that comes from them creates a hostile work enviroment and DOES NOT PROMOTE A TEAM ATMOSPHERE.

    Negative Outlook
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