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Misleading entry promises, failed expectations and finally total betrayal.

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Charleston, SC

I worked at Textron

ProsThe people and employees of Textron are friendly, kind and generally nice to be around. They are understanding if you have a problem and willing to help if they can. It is a very nice place to come to work. The company is very cognizant of work environment and does this well. Mistakes are tolerated and re-mediated.

Cons- Advancement in technical rates is poor, growth is zero. The performance evaluation procedure is a complete waste of time. The human resources employees are outsourced and do not work for Textron.
- Excessively process oriented, to the point where it is difficult to accomplish daily tasks.
- Middle management is a class on its own, most of them never did any actual work.
- Poor performers are impossible to get rid of.
- Salary is not market competitive for experience.
- Layoffs are handled poorly.
- Two layers of management has become the norm, an 'administrative' and a technical lead. This means dual the meetings and dual the wasted time.

Advice to Senior Management- Allow employees in danger of layoff to relocate or at least apply for positions elsewhere.
- Eliminate about 3 layers of management.
- Create a balance between technical and financial.
- Localize the purchasing and accounting.
- Train engineers in business accounting and explain how the system works.
- Get rid of bonuses for senior executives, if the company is laying off or raises are frozen.
- Integrate the OU's better. One company / one rule should be the mandate, not just a goal. AAI and Overwatch should not have two different personnel policies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Was boring with not much work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New Orleans, LA

I have been working at Textron

Pros: Friendly and helpful people. Employees have good works ethics. Cons: It's pretty far away from the major cities so commute… Advice to Senior Management: Make sure everyone feels engaged at work. More

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Overall, rather mediocre

Associate (Former Employee)
Providence, RI

I worked at Textron

Pros: The pay is decent, and the work-life balance is very good. Most… 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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