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Electrical test engineer working with RF, analog, digital and automation.

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Former Employee - Electronics Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Electronics Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at L-3 Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Large company with stability. Politically correct. Lots of opportunities for growth. I have enjoyed working with almost everyone there. They have always tried to treat me fairly.

Cons

They eliminated their pension plan for new hires and replaced it with 401K participation. The last couple of years, they have hired a lot of people in anticipation of contracts. They lost several key contracts and had a 5% reduction of force. I was laid off just short of retirement.

Advice to Management

Lay off those who fail to contribute before you lay off contributing members. You have a lot of solid performers who are really nervous.

Other Employee Reviews for L-3 Communications

  1. CSW leadership was generally pretty competent with the exception of the HR leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent technical talent and very good products. The employee workforce was very skilled and dedicated.

    Cons

    Some of the senior leadership became complacent and many of the most recent business decisions resulted in dramatic overspending on some projects. Seems to be too much infighting among senior managers and mid-level managers. There areh't enough checks and balances to keep incompetent management from making poor business decisions.

    Advice to Management

    The org needs to be flattened (too many directors and managers). More decision-making needs to be delegated to subordinate employees. Need to reduce favoritism that runs rampant throughtout the org.


  2. Good place to work, despite some shortcomings.

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Shrewsbury, NJ
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Shrewsbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better than average salaries, good benefits, good work environment. There are good career advancement opportunities depending on a project. Well structured work environment with a focus on the process and accountability. Big on CMMI.

    Cons

    A a government contractor, company is somewhat stingy in spending their own money for the comfort of the employees. There is always a chance of layoffs if the company loses a contract. However the company will usually try to shift employees to a different project if that case.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with employees and transparency about the future plans and prospects.


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