Textron Systems

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Overall, it's a good place to work

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

I have been working at Textron Systems

Pros

Close to home. Great people working here and I have formed lots of great relationships. Salary and benefits are good. Good job security. Interesting work.

Cons

Development environment is lagging by several years - mostly because of the glacial pace of the DoD. Working in a closed development environment is very constraining. Excessive process.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spend more time studying what the current state of technology is and provide more vision, direction and leadership. It would be nice to have a Steve Jobs calling the shots.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    No reward for extra work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Textron Systems

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement is way above industry standard. I love not being in a cube. Most of the coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Don't ever sign up for task lead/software lead/CAL positions. You'll take on a bunch more responsibility, more stress, and more overtime. Think you'll be rewarded come PMP time? Think again. And now that OT is uncompensated you'll feel like an even bigger sucker. I'm probably not the only SWE checking out dice at work these days. The matrix organization is awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to let product line go. Every (or almost every) product is releasing off its own main now anyways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    land of the death march

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    • Senior Management
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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

    Pros

    pretty good job security so far, growing company even in a down market. interesting work and opportunity if you're not afraid of hard work. good people. meaningful work. decent new facilities.

    Cons

    kind of insane work schedule. get ready to work nights and weekends; maybe every weekend for months; sometimes you even have to work through holidays. poorly managed (run by aggies); kind of political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't argue in front of the children; its a business, not a dissertation. spend more energy focusing on innovative approaches to customer needs and less energy trying to prove the product line theory using a business model that is clearly inappropriate for it.

    No opinion of CEO
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