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Textron places a large gap between management and hourly employees.

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Former Employee - Quality Auditor  in  Wilmington, OH
Former Employee - Quality Auditor in Wilmington, OH

Pros

The medical benefits were very good and there was a retirement plan that was fair. It was a union shop which gave better security, at least while it was still in operation.

Cons

The last few years they quit matching stock options. We went through 5 plant managers in 4 years before the doors closed in 2009. Textron needs to focus more on just the bottom dollar.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too many chiefs make for a confusing operation. Promoting within the company makes for better relations.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Misleading entry promises, failed expectations and finally total betrayal.

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

    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
  2.  

    Was boring with not much work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    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
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