L-3 Communications

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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 (less than an 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.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Electrical Engineer at L-3 Communications

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Waco, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule; very decent amount of paid time off; good health and wellness benefits; decent salaries; good people

    Cons

    Very few mentoring opportunities for young engineers; difficult to make a lateral move to a different department; projects sometimes planned with notably tight deadlines from the beginning without enough overflow budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee assimilation process could use improvement; need more mentoring opportunities for young engineers (and likely for other young employees).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I felt like I was part of a family

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    Former Employee - Security Monitor in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Security Monitor in San Carlos, CA

    I worked at L-3 Communications as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone was easy to get along with and there was very low stress

    Cons

    The pay was very low but it was a temp position. If I wasn't temp I would have made more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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