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Never Again!

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Former Employee - Lead in Van Nuys, CA
Former Employee - Lead in Van Nuys, CA

I worked at Exelis full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The job was a reasonable commute to work.

Cons

Management was quite archaic and unethical at times. No internal training available. Many hours of overtime worked with no compensation. Too many ethical issues to list. Drastic cuts to health benefits. Many employees were not treated correctly. Autocratic management in a venomous work environment. Located in a very compromised area of Van Nuys, CA. Used condoms frequently seen on the ground in the parking lot!

Advice to Management

Adhere to your Code of Ethics policies. Government issued the stop-work orders for a good reason!

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  1. Good for getting exposure to the entire development cycle. Digital baseband engineers will learn the most

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Baseband engineers usually "own" the vast majority of the project. It is still a collaborative, team culture. Generally a pretty good crew (smallish, mostly engineers). Flat hierarchy if you care about that sort of thing. A solid electronics design house.

    Cons

    If you care about advancement into managerial ranks, keep looking (flat-hierarchy). If you don't like the idea of working 2 or more projects (sometimes BOTH as a lead) then rethink working here. That said, they're pretty respectful of the work-life balance - you shouldn't usually have to work like a dog if you have attention to detail and can work effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Its a project driven design firm with a specialty in Satellite-based technology and a quick-turn, custom kind of mentality. They get work pretty consistently and are fairly insulated from the rest of the much larger company. High-quality designs, dense layouts.


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    Good Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, advanced technology, good pay.

    Cons

    Tie to defense industry may pose challenges in a down-turn.


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