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Good company, but defense industry is shaky

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Textron Systems

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The staff and management are good and they keep everyone apprised. The software is good and the company has a good reputation.

Cons

Overwatch's main customer base is the military. Military spending is getting squeezed. It is not as stable as when I joined the company.

Advice to Management

Start looking towards new customer base and expand. They need more revenue streams and more contracts. They need to increase spending in research and development.

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  1. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron Systems

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is big enough in the defense industry which makes employees feel that their work is important for national security but not a mega defense corporation where people are units of labor.

    The team members are great. Unlike many companies I've worked with, the HR staff is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Very quick to respond to questions and get things done.

    My manager is very active in my career growth within the company and really invests alot of time in me.

    Work/Life balance (you can come in to work at 10am if you want - as long as you get your 8 hours in and the work is done by deadline), laid back work place

    Cons

    Pay is comfortable but not like drug/healthcare industry, the consulting industry or IT field where salaries are much higher. Hey, it's the defense industry.

    If you don't have your clearance, you can't work on the really cool stuff right away (this is also a PRO because they will put you in for a clearance - next year I should be able to work on the cool stuff)

    Advice to Management

    Hire more senior military officers fresh from retirement to help win even more business. For such a military/government/intelligence driven environment, I don't see too many former military people in leadership these days.

  2. Great Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is interesting and the people are really smart. Leadership is engaged and committed to winning new business and mobilizing talent.

    Cons

    Extremely challenging evironment for a defense contractor due to DOD budget constraints.

    Advice to Management

    Continue employee engagement at all levels...may want to lean out some management positions.

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