Exelis

www.exelisinc.com
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A great place

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Mc Lean, VA
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Mc Lean, VA

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

Pros

Great technology, Great people, Excellent management

Cons

Dependent on US in most respects international just starting. Some groups drag the rest down.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep going to achieve WW share

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    The Death Of Merit

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

    I have been working at Exelis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are very few pros to working here. Some of the people here are nice to work with and know their stuff, but those people are vanishing fast, and all that are left and slackers and suck-ups.

    Cons

    The downsides are plentiful. The biggest overriding factor is there is no link between your job performance and actual reward. The company has evaluations and performance reviews all the time, but actual advancement in salary and position are dependent solely on the opinion of a few higher level managers who may not know your name, let alone your work performance. Bonuses, less than one percent of salary, were awarded across the board regardless of qualification. The hardest worker was rewarded equally with somebody who slept in their cubicle.

    Exelis has spent the last several years embarking on what I can only call corporate austerity. Retirement benefits were halved, health insurance was crippled to the point of uselessness, salaries were frozen, and layoffs went from a fear to a quarterly certainty. Everyone is terrified of losing their job now, so a culture of silence has developed. Reporting ethics violations or injuries is a guaranteed way to suffer reprisal under the guise of "cost cutting".

    Communication is a rarity. Not a day goes by without somebody mentioning that nobody talks to other people. Most work will be either duplicated or not done at all. Managers fail to understand we are not a manufacturing plant, so more often than not the solution to schedule issues is to force overtime with no regard for employee happiness.

    Overall, the environment is toxic and opportunities are dismal at best. The company is like to fold or be bought our within nine months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote. Invest in your employees. Stop viewing the people who work here as a cost to be cut.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience at Exelis has been a very good learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Image Scientist in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Image Scientist in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Exelis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Great benefits, PTO

    Cons

    Its hard to learn about career opportunities within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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