There are newer employer reviews for L-3 Vertex

1 person found this helpful  

If you're considering a job with L-3 it's a good place to start your contracting career -- go for it!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - GSE Mechanic
Current Employee - GSE Mechanic

I have been working at L-3 Vertex

Pros

The money is okay when compared to other contractors and it can be pretty laid back if you work hard and do things right the first time. You'll probably learn a lot about your job and you'll have the opportunity to advance if you apply yourself and build a good reputation.

Cons

Not everybody gets along and you need to mind what you say and to where you say it. Some people out here will smile while stabbing you in the back so watch out. L-3 could do more to rid themselves of these types, but they're so short staffed it's impossible for them to cut away the deadbeats now.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't offer hollow promises to your employees like more frequent vacations. That just pisses people off. So make sure you have enough contractors to enforce such a policy. Word spreads fast in the contracting community, and soon you'll have nothing but a bunch of unqualified losers representing your company. Treat your people well, and find ways to reward those who make an effort to go above and beyond what's expected.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

34 Other Employee Reviews for L-3 Vertex (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low stress, Good Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician

    I have been working at L-3 Vertex

    Pros

    Higher than average wage and benefits
    Great working conditions
    Low stress
    Flexible time off
    Job security
    Pension
    Great working hours

    Cons

    Mundane work environment
    Not much room for advancement
    Union control protects people whe are submarginal performers
    Lack of educational reimbursement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add incentive/reimbursement for continuing education
    Have more company sponsored social events to improve morale
    Encourage fitness and health by providing fitness facilities on site.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    For the money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic

    I have been working at L-3 Vertex

    Pros

    Salary
    Opportunity for a lot of overtime

    Cons

    Overbearing and micro managing managers
    Seems like management makes up the rules as they go
    Employees are replaceable
    Management regulates trivial issues like what kind of music is played at work
    Management fosters an unhealthy work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers with interpersonal skills. They are not in the military anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for L-3 Vertex

Worked for L-3 Vertex? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.