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Spiral, spiral, gurgle gurgle gurgle

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

I have been working at Textron Systems

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people were good to work with. (At least before all of the layoffs and the departures.)

Also, if you thrive on challenges, you'll find them here.

Cons

Serious brain drain. Between the layoffs and the "getting out while the getting is good", a lot of talented people are no longer with the company.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    5+ years with OWS, and I would not return for any price.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Eng in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Eng in Austin, TX

    I worked at Textron Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people and work environment.
    Great Flex time as needed.

    Cons

    Low raises across the board.
    Loss of contract equate to lay-offs (no depth of contracts)

    Advice to Management

    Manage your existing contracts better (when you get more).
    Plan better for the future (stop trying to maint and sell obsolete code base).

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Doing the right thing" is not as important as your Manager's ego

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Textron Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Getting paid for hours over 40 and weekly until 2011
    The majority of the people are good to work with
    The complexity of the engineering environment gives good opportunity to learn a lot
    Nice building and location in south Austin

    Cons

    Employees are not empowered to make decisions
    Managers only look out for themselves and will throw employees under the bus
    They have laid off some really great people with a lot of domain knowledge that would challenge the status quo and kept those that were "yes men" now the ship is sinking even faster.
    Wish I didn't still have so much company stock...my portfolio has taken a major hit.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the employees and not the filtered version of management, the ones that are still managers either have no history with the company or no backbone to report what is really going on. Let the employees have some empowerment to make decisions and not feel babysitted by management.

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