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Learned much while receiving hazardous duty pay.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Corporate Leadership Role in Providence, RI
Former Employee - Corporate Leadership Role in Providence, RI
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

Beware of your individual and collective blind sides

Other Employee Reviews for Textron

  1. Positive internship experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - LDP Intern - Finance
    Former Intern - LDP Intern - Finance
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron as an intern

    Pros

    - Textron has placed a clear focus on acquiring and developing talent through internships and the LDP - Good exposure and (mostly) meaningful assignments - The intern event in Providence was a great chance to network with other interns, LDPs, and directors at the corporate level

    Cons

    - Company is kind of a dinosaur without much ambition or entrepreneurial spirit

    Advice to Management

    Rekindle the fire, get employees excited to work for Textron again, and better align employee incentives with the company's overall objectives and strategy


  2. Helpful (4)

    Spinning Out of Control, Going Down

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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