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Overall Good Defense Contractor

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Very professional people in engineering department. Good pay. The work is exciting and challenging. So if you are willing to learn on your own you can make a big difference.

Cons

Very inexperienced management, mostly promoted within before they gained sufficient experience. Periods of feast or famine. Professional training must be done on your own because the company invests very minimally in training. Until recently the division has been able to avoid the layoff/rehire cycle that government contractors are pretty much forced into. That has pretty much ended now.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Master your trade before trying to manage it. Working on one or two successful programs is not sufficient. Decide what it is CSW does. Currently L-3 Communications CSW is a lot of seperate little "kingdoms" which often compete with each. Come up with a business plan and then communicate it too all employees. Here is how the company is going to make money.... Just like we flow down requirements, flow down the business plan.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Little respect for employees

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  Greenville, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Greenville, TX

    I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work is fairly stable, Time off is generous.

    Cons

    No room to grow, employees are disrespected, plocies change at the drop of a hat. They would like it more if the employees were robots. Unethical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are professionals... not 6th graders. Stop showing as much favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Drama, alienating mentality

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    San Diego was nice a nice place.

    Cons

    The work environment was, bad. They had lots of drama, lots of petty behavior, and a clique mentality. They were more involved in gossip than getting work done on time. Expect lots of petty comments on both your work, and your personal life. I worked for a smaller company bought by L3 and was great, then they dissolved the contracts or just forgot about them, kept the people they wanted, transferring them to other offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manage, don't micro manage, don't knee jerk, and learn to have your employees back instead of the company, at least some times. would be nice to feel like person and asset than a liability on a spreadsheet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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