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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

I worked at Textron

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 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.


  2. 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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Make sure everyone feels engaged at work.


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