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Misleading entry promises, failed expectations and finally total betrayal.

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Charleston, SC
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Charleston, SC

I worked at Textron

Pros

The 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 ManagementAdvice

- 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Textron

  1.  

    Was boring with not much work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 was longer than I would have liked. Buildings were pretty old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure everyone feels engaged at work.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, rather mediocre

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Associate in Providence, RI

    I worked at Textron

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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