Textron Systems

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A Defense Company trying to do what they can to keep everyone happy during a time the Defense Industry is struggling.

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

I have been working at Textron Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The flexible time is really nice (Core hours are 10 to 3 Monday thru Thursday), Nice 2 person offices, Decent pay: (Close to the Average), Fun and challenging projects.

Cons

Generally, cannot work from home (sometimes with Managers permission).
While pay is average, for most employees, it is low for the higher performers.
Due to the nature of our work, there may be long stretches of "bug fixing" which can reduce the morale.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work harder to recognize and keep the higher performers.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Past it's peak...once upon a time a great company with excellent potential, its future foiled by poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good salaries, great benefits, great people, excellent legacy product set. Outstanding training programs, six sigma culture, once resource and expertise rich.

    Cons

    Milked legacy products. Overlooked customer changing needs. Minimal new development or innovation. Missed its window of opportunity. Currently a high risk work environment in terms of retaining remaining jobs. Many lay-offs with more possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fortunately most of those responsibile for missing the mark are now gone. Remaining batch have a serious fight on their hands and may have to close-up shop (at least at Wilmington site) unless they figure out how to pull out of the current downward spiral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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