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too much tool and fod control crazyness

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Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Waco, TX
Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Waco, TX

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

Pros

benifits and paid time off

Cons

procedures are ruining the fun of being a mechanic

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Notorious for quarterly layoffs.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    In Northern Virginia - friendly people at the program level. Very flexible with weekly schedules; some telecommuting is allowed in some jobs.

    Cons

    Upper management flip-flops on business decisions and sends contradictory messages to the workers. Notorious for quarterly layoffs. No coherent corporate-wide vision or strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating people like interchangeable Legos. Give more control to the program manager to make financial decisions. Stop interfering with small purchases.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Typical of big companies.

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    Former Employee - Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Fort Irwin, CA
    Former Employee - Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Fort Irwin, CA

    I worked at L-3 Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were fun and working a government contract was a plus. Overtime was not constant so the schedule was fairly normal.

    Cons

    When overtime was available it was required. Company paid entirely too low by all aspects. Other government contractors doing the same work paid much more because they were union. This is the sole reason that a union was necessary to force the company to do what was right. Unbelieveable treatment of employees. Some companies strive to pay a fair wage and offer good benefits. Before the union our medical was company funded with high deductibles, we had no sick days and only the minimum of 2 weeks vacation. This is even more disheartening when considering that the base we supported was 45 minutes from the nearest town. If you chose to live there and not further away, how are you ever supposed to go to the doctor or dentist or take your children to one of those places. L3 is definitely out for number one, but that may be the way of most companies these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees a competitive rate and a union would not be necessary. Focus on the work environment and employee satisfaction and it would have been easier to get fire employees that were not efficient. At that point it would have been possible to be competitve in winning new contracts.

    No opinion of CEO
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