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Was a great place to work before the Textron buyout.

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

I have been working at Textron Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

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

Pros

Money's good if you can get a security clearance. Austin is a nice place to live. Still a few seasoned pros around you can learn from.

Cons

Constantly changing direction at the whim of Army program management. No job security at all (60 % of Austin employees have been laid off in the last couple of years). They want to be a software service company for the government rather than product developers.

Advice to Management

Look for other opportunities. You're a pretty good bunch of guys but if your bosses at Textron won't allow you to keep promises to your employees you will rapidly lose credibility.

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  1. 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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    5+ years with OWS, and I would not return for any price.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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).


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