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Fairly positive company in benefits and philosophy, but in reality they fail to value the individual employees.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Supply Chain in Fort Worth, TX
Former Employee - Supply Chain in Fort Worth, TX

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

Pros

The company culture is positive and includes benefits, and a focus on returning to the community via service projects. Many promotions are from within, but when it is time for budgetary reductions, the individual employees move to the top of the list of expendable items.

Cons

The personality of the CIO was a key factor in issues like the flexibility to work from home. It was unfortunate that in an area that has a goal of improving electronic communication and processes, the folks at the top expect to see "a butt in the chair" as a way of determining a productive employee.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Ok, not great, Old Boy Network Management Style

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Textron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge, multi billion dollar company, advancement opportunities, nice location in RI and exciting and challenging work.

    Cons

    Management runs the place blind. No concept of weeding out inefficient, and dare I say moronic employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the old boy network mentality and focus on retaining great employees. In the long run, the morons you seem to like and often promote will ruin this company. Stop focusing on the end game and start focusing on the process. CEO and management all need to calm down and really look at who is responsible for the past success of the company and who has the brains, loyalty and work ethic going forward for future success. And reward them!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Mixed review on Textron

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Textron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to work on really cool products. The size of Textron allows good mobility between business operating units.

    Cons

    Unstable work environment, decisions are all centralized at the top giving lower level employees little opportunity to feel empowered and grow beyond their jobs. With reduced defense budgets, Textron may continue to suffer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit micromanaging. You hire great people who will not stay if they are constantly under someone's thumb.There are hard working good people at Textron who are limited by the environment

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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