L-3 Communications

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My experience was very positive, my supervisor was excellent, pay was excellent.

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Former Employee - Technical Writer in Reston, VA
Former Employee - Technical Writer in Reston, VA

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

Pros

Until 2011 business turned (Lost big Federal contracts, proposal writing workload was impacted) this was one of the best large corporations I had worked for.
Employees were rewarded for hard work, L-3 promoted a work-life balance philosophy which was demonstrated for those with family needs. We received some comp time and bonuses for demanding workload and efforts when preparing to submit a proposal. Team effort was the name of the game and everyone pitched in to help when deadlines approached.
Good health benefits.

Cons

In 2010, corporate (in New York) decided to pursue more bids for Federal contracts. This workload stretched us and most writers and managers worked an average of 60 hours a week. We lost many longstanding, large contracts because our focus was on new business and the quality of our work suffered. We did not win many recompetes. We did not win new business, Lay offs began as there was at approximately half the work required compared to previous years. Morale suffered and there were obviously no bonuses even though we were working harder and longer hours.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

For Corporate: Becoming over ambitious is a great risk and you loose dedicated professionals as a result.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Access to Interesting Work

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    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Working as a contractor at NASA is a really wonderful opportunity. The work is interesting and they hire some truly excellent engineers.

    Cons

    L-3 managers tend to be engineers without the best people skills. There is a somewhat obsessive focus on hitting budget targets, regardless of what makes sense for the work at hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get some more people-oriented folks in first-line management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    No consideration for the employees

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    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Former Employee - Sales Director

    I worked at L-3 Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Diversity in their capabilities through acquisition

    Cons

    Created my position then eliminated it within two years, and only provided two years severance. No accountability. No interest in the individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase emphasis upon mentoring and accountability. Live up to the Company's written values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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