Exelis

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Good company, OK career

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Fort Wayne, IN
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Fort Wayne, IN

I have been working at Exelis

Pros

Great benefits, work life balance.

Cons

Not are good place for a career. No clear path for advancement or leadership developement. Many employees with lots of experience are paid less than their peers at similar companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve leadership developement programs.

Approves of CEO

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    Good, Bad, Ugly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer - Senior in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer - Senior in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Exelis

    Pros

    Being Fort Wayne, IN, there really are not many other jobs around that pay good and have good benefits.
    Proud of working for a Defense Company helping our soldiers
    Good place to learn about the defense contracting business
    Not many places left in USA that do technology

    Cons

    Yearly "cost of living" pay increases are decided before performance review. As such it is completely innane that your job performance has nothing to do with your yearly pay increase. It is a huge waste of time that exists to give beauracrats jobs.
    It's a very conservative place to work. After 30 years they finally allowed jeans on Friday - but you still have to wear dress shoes and collared shirts!
    There is only one other Defense Contractor around - Raytheon, so the good ole boy network and Cronies are strong at ITT since they have no where else to go. You have to wait until someone dies, retires, or changes jobs to get a promotion. It's almost impossible to get fired. There are loads of innept people that collect paychecks for doing nothing. They are not very flexible about time off. It's almost like working in a factory. They only do 9/80 schedules in the summer, and each year less.
    There is no training or mentoring programs. Everyone hides information in attempt to keep power.
    There are 10 "managers' to tell 1 engineer how to work. There are 100 leech jobs for every engineer job. Every job at that company is dependent on only a handful of smart engineers who create the products. Yet engineers are the least valued and respected. People constantly bash engineers. Yet they pay so called managers 10 times as much to sit in fat offices and surf the internet and look important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the PfP process. What a waste of time. Get rid of all the middle management. Sell the company to a big Defense contractor. We are getting killed by Harris. Our managers are clueless. Sell the company before it is worth nothing.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    ITT Mediocre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Exelis

    Pros

    Pays a fair wage but you will have to negotiate to get other wise you will be underpaid compared to the going market rate for your skills.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for advancement. Most folks remain at the same level for decades.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the transfer policy so that supervisor cannot block transfers otherwise you might as well discontinue publicizing opportunities within the coporation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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