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You can do better - you can do worse

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Wilmington, MA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wilmington, MA

I have been working at Textron

Pros

Not too many engineers are stressed out over amount of work and few complain about the work/life balance. Compensation is average at best and the medical plans are not great for families (think high deductible). Tuition reimbursement is above average if you want to go for a masters degree.

Cons

You are at the mercy of the contract and the defense industry life cycle. Bush was $$$ in and Obama is $$$ out. Cutting edge in defense is old proven technology so its hard to work with the latest and greatest. People are not very motivated to get stuff done and schedules get blown.
Lots of bureaucracy (Six sigma etc) and paperwork galore. But the main negative is lack of a development pipe line for new products and services. Once current contracts end or make it into production what to do with all the engineers....

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend money on superstars who can build a product/service pipeline and keep engineers busy and learning. Team with other contractors and bid smaller jobs with potential not just the mega defense contracts.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Senior Mgmt disconnected from customers and employees - Good ole boy network

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    Former Employee - Black Belt  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Black Belt in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    Great Pay/benefits and training opportunities

    Cons

    Ran out of runway - business managed poorly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    break it up

    The next question is not applicable since Lewis is gone so by answer is in Past Tense

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Used and Abused

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    Textron has innovative technologies from a manufacturing perspective

    Cons

    Way behind industry standards when it comes to Enterprise networking applications and centralizing their businesses. Company continues to operated as autonomous business entities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to clean house on IT senior management and create a new strategic roadmap for rolling out new technology. Textron lags behind industry standards when it comes to adoption rate of cutting edge IT.

    Disapproves of CEO
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