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L-3 take a good look at the offered salary before you work here because there is alot to deal with

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The pay was above average for the area. The vacation policy was nice 3 weeks per year. The personal/sick leave was 2 weeks per year.

Cons

Where do I start. L-3 was a sink or swim environment and first job out of college. My first project all they told me id be working on X project. I wasn't told who else i was working with, where any files for the project was were stored, given a budget, given a time line, any guidelines,best L-3 standards or L-3 practices. I didn't even have the software to start. My manager acted like he was bothered when i mentioned this and it took IT two weeks just to install cadence. I wasn't told what other engineers had any experience in my project so i had no idea who to ask for help. It was also difficult because i had no idea what the engineers did. There was no hierchy chart. There is no real collaborative effort among engineers and periodic layoffs. Senior engineers dont want to interact or help younger engineers because if a younger engineer can do it cheaper, the senior engineer will get laid off next go round. You'd walk down the hallway and smile and say good morning to other engineers and most would just ignore you. Equipment was antiquated. We were a video display company but didn't have the money to buy video bus analyzers. The work environment was such that everyone was constantly putting out fires, working behind the eightball and never enough support from engineering program managers. The EPMs didnt really care about your issues until a deadline was near and it effected there bonuses. At that point it meant you working overtime and weekends. There was also a culture of blame and pointing fingers instead of collaboration and support. I also had to constantly ask for work from my manager. When he didn't have any id go to EPMs looking for work. The Joint Program Office was investing L-3 on why contract work wasnt getting done. This was in conjuction of larger investigation into the overbudget and delays JSF F-35 program in general. Even daily business practices were antiquated. To get an engineering change notice you had to print out a piece of paper and walk it around to people on the program. Good luck finding out who that was and getting it done in a timely manner. Most people were reassigned at some point and didn't know what was going on and sighned anyway or other poeple would forget about it on there desk. another con was constant reassignment of people on projects and layoffs and people quitting meant that there was no consistantcy on projects and people never knew what was going on. At a small company not much room for career growth.

Advice to Management

Management doesn't listen to advice. Deloitte consulting was hired to help make the company more efficient and general improvement of business practices. Management incorporated nothing.

Other Employee Reviews for L-3 Communications

  1. L3 Crestview Aerospace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crestview, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crestview, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work a 9/80 schedule & they do have some talented and qualified people.

    Cons

    Leadership at Crestview manages by brute force and is a site which is run by finance organization. Leaders do not allow for training, career development or other indirect charging that is needed for long term success

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture and invest in your future, communicate better, include managers in decision making. Express appreciation for long hours and extraordinary efforts on occasion...


  2. Not a bad company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fairly easy job, enjoy providing support to the Department of Defense agencies, working with good people.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great, and there's not a lot of job security - will the contract be renewed? Will I have a job?


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