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Overall, rather mediocre

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Former Employee - Associate in Providence, RI
Former Employee - Associate in Providence, RI

I worked at Textron

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

The pay is decent, and the work-life balance is very good. Most people don't work crazy hours, and the vacation policy is very generous.

Cons

It seems like there is little opportunity for advancement. They are trying to improve the number of opportunities available, but the majority of these opportunities are in very rural places close to manufacturing facilities. It seems to be a place where time at the company and blending into the background is rewarded more-so than merit. Can be very conservative.

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  1. I liked the company, but felt that there was no way for me to advance without moving to Woburn or excessive travel.

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Analyst in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Analyst in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at Textron

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits package. Generally, co workers were helpful and friendly. Telework or work from home was heavily promoted by most supervisors.

    Cons

    I spent a week at a training class when I first started, which was great, but they spent most of the time performing the administrative tasks (HR stuff) that all new hires need. The time would have been better spent showing me how my predecessor performed my job. There was no room for advancement within my department. I would have had to relocate or move to the internal audit group to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your training program to two weeks and have the new hire spend some time with another employee who already performs the same or a similar function to allow the new hire to get a better idea of the systems, how things are done, and what the job is all about. Assign each new hire a "buddy" to help them get oriented to Textron. This would be especially helpful for remote employees.


  2. Great teamwork, mediocre management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slidell, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slidell, LA

    I have been working at Textron

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Workers dedicated to putting out quality product. Folks generally work together as a team. Good pay and benefits Good facilities, especially Slidell administration building

    Cons

    Management was not proactive enough during salad days to prepare for future. Now they are playing catch-up, struggling to compete with more established competitors for future contracts. Insufficient and late investment in technical tools to enable employees to do their jobs more efficiently and with less error. HR is often an impediment to attracting and keeping talent. HR recently mishandled an opportunity to move a key employee to satellite office near the customer. Some middle-level managers have lousy people skills, or are unqualified to manage much of anything.


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