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Learned much while receiving hazardous duty pay.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Corporate Leadership Role in Providence, RI
Former Employee - Corporate Leadership Role in Providence, RI

I worked at Textron full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Diverse business portfolio and compensation levels

Cons

Caustic culture, over reliance on Six Sigma dogma, and internal versus external orientation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Beware of your individual and collective blind sides

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Spinning Out of Control, Going Down

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Textron full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, leave, liberal travel policies, good employee discount programs.

    Cons

    Endless, disruptive layoffs and job redirections without time for healing; corporate restructuring at least every 3-6 months; management rules 100% by emotion and feeling and 0% by business cases and logic; pay has been slashed and benefits have been reduced; bonuses have been eliminated; no business discipline - shiny object and panic rule the method of business; investments are often eliminated in mid-progress due to changing priorities causing chaos, RIFS, and uncertainty. Vice Presidents and Directors get blamed and fired for failing to turn the tide, but crippling decision making comes from on high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your resumes, because the cycle over the last five years says your days are limited here. Someone new will be brought in with a new vision (which will be the same vision with a new coat of paint) in about six months. Meanwhile, top talent will be lost to better opportunities and RIFS, your budget will be slashed, and you'll be called to the CEO's office to get yelled at so often that you will never accomplish your bold, identical to the old, goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great internship experience with high levels of exposure.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron as an intern

    Pros

    Great managers, easy going culture and a great talent mobility

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Ride out the sequester and we'll have this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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