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You can do better - you can do worse

Software Engineer (Current Employee) Wilmington, MA

ProsNot 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.

ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementSpend 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Black Belt (Former Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Textron

    Pros: Great Pay/benefits and training opportunities Cons: Ran out of runway - business managed poorly Advice to Senior Management: break it up The next question is not applicable since Lewis… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    Used and Abused

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) 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… Advice to Senior Management: Need to clean house on IT senior management and create a new strategic roadmap for rolling out… More

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