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Good pay but not steady

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Current Employee - Consultant  in  Fayetteville, NC
Current Employee - Consultant in Fayetteville, NC

I have been working at L-3 Communications as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Pay was good $100/hour. Hiring was through the company's own website posted short term requirements (this was the MPRI division) and quickly set up a call back from the project manager putting the team together.

Cons

You are technically an independent contractor, billing hours through the company. There was more supervisory oversight than "independence". Lots of contracts to sign and fax/email to the HR office in Virginia (sixty plus pages).

Lots of the jobs require a security clearance and sometimes the language wasn't clear (ie. "cleared for NATO Secret" just meant you had an active US Secret clearance.

Filing travel expense voucher was a hassle and you needed to pay for weeks of hotel bills before the voucher was paid.

Vast majority of employees and all of the supervisors were former military, so you need to adapt to that culture. Good fit with the clients though.

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    L-3 Communications is one of the best national defense companies.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    L-3 Communications has many employees that are very friendly and willing to assist when needed.

    Cons

    With the many people employed at L-3 Communications there tends to be a lot more politics.

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    With better top management it could have been stellar

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    Former Employee - Professor Service Manager G14  in  Vandenberg AFB, CA
    Former Employee - Professor Service Manager G14 in Vandenberg AFB, CA

    I worked at L-3 Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong belief in employees being the backbone of the company

    Cons

    They have grown so rapidly that they are not structured as a single entity but rather multiple causing fragmentation across the divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For NS Solutions division stop wasting considerable funds on Leadership and feel good management approaches when you have already shared the employees will be going joint venture and no longer be L-3. LISC contract and the way information is being released is a total morale killer

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