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Great company -- but future looks bleak.

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Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

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

Pros

Good benefits and compensation, and once you get your foot in, it opens the door to more opportunities.

Cons

Been at L3 for over 5 years, but decided to leave due to the bleak outlook in the defense industry. L3 had been on the uprise, but now the CS-West division is facing large phases of layoffs due to over-hiring and overall bad judgement calls from up-top. Hard to say

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. Good Company to work for, but extremely slow to move up

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    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Higher Pay than other companies at this same level of experience
    Family atmosphere with the employees
    mostly young people in the department

    Cons

    Benefits aren't very good at all (insurance is extremely expensive)
    10 vacation days a year
    raises are insulting (3% if youre lucky)
    Defense Contracting Industry is dying thanks to government spending
    Moving up within the department is impossible due to favoritism over qualifications

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    Focus on trying to make employees happy

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    Descent benefits and great area to live

    Cons

    the complete management core is very old school. Make up opportunities for those is the social network that do not command the right experience and knowledge of the job they have assumed. Management does not like creative and innovative people because that posses an issue with their own job security. Quality Director has no leadership abilities and sets a very poor example for the company as do most of the managers. Very demeaning atmosphere that lends itself to meetings that become out-of-control with behavioral issues and very foul language used to degrade you in front of others. Protection of their status is their number one priority at any and all cost. I can not believe the company is still in business. Maintain 2 RiFFs each year because of the management style they have been allowed to operate under.

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    Where do I even start. The whole management core needs to be replaced do to the behavior they have allowed for so many years. I can't believe the Defense primes still are allowing this type behavior especially when the products they produce are sub standard compared to industry standards. The company needs a complete overhaul of its management staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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