L-3 Communications

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L-3 Communications Reviews in Cincinnati, OH

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3.7 6 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

L-3 Communications Chairman, President and CEO Michael T. Strianese

Michael T. Strianese

(2 ratings)

100% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is good, but they love to lowball you coming in and then you are stuck (in 32 reviews)

  • overall a good company that provides autonomy, good work-life balance (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Good old boy network based upon nepotism and friends for advancement (in 13 reviews)

  • Good old boy network means that only the inner clique is included in anything (in 11 reviews)

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    It was a great experience as a co-op.

    Digital Hardware Co-op Engineer (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGreat low-level engineering work.
    Lot of intelligent people, very resourceful

    ConsMy pay was average. The company didn't seem too secure, as far as sustainable business/contracts.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    L3 is a good place to work with a professional environment and opportunity for advancement.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsL3 is a good place to work with a professional environment and opportunity for advancement. Training is available to help with job growth.

    ConsLike all large companies that profit from the economies of scale, the required processes can be oppressive to the human spirit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement must not only direct but also facilitate the workforce in order to accomplish the big picture objectives. Also lead by example.

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    Ok.

    Desktop Systems Analyst (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsThere are good benefits. There are free lunches. Good attitude amongst employees. A lot of holidays. Bonuses are offered for everyone.

    ConsThere are limited progressive opportunities. There are half day Friday's; it would be better to have the option to work four-tens.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is beneficial to provide feedback to employees more than once a year. It would also be nice to have more training opportunities.

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    Mechanical Engineer Product Development

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsInteresting work, fuzing for weapon systems. Close to home. Lots of good people there.

    ConsLow paid compaired to simliar jobs. Many layers of management. Lots of busy work, makes it hard to do any real engineering. Weak annual reviews. Poor merit increases. No cost of living increases.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what engineers make in the same indusry elsewhere and bring your level of compensation up to par. The PM schedules are not reasonable for the proper technical work that must take place. Get rid of the bonus and provide a larger annual increase.

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    Long term commitment and respects employees

    Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsI work at L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems, and the management recognizes that it takes awhile to get oriented in that specialty. I feel that I am listened to and that my opinions are highly respected. I can also do what I need to get the job done expeditiously, and people are willing to help.

    ConsVery traditional management structure. The engineering and management are exclusively male. Also, you make instruments of destruction. They can tend to micromanage at times. These are minor concerns. The pros outweigh the cons by a landslide.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelax and trust your highly competent staff to get the job done. Also, make management less top-heavy. Offer relocation packages to new employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    From it's employee friendly policies to it's challenging work. L-3 has the whole package.

    Engineer (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsL-3 has a laid back atmosphere that encourages learning and innovation. Classes or training supporting your professional development are almost always approved. The company supports its employees on all levels making it an enjoyable place to work.(This may not hold true for all divisions). In the end, if it's the challenge you're looking for, there are not many company's in the midwest where you can work with cutting edge technology like you do at L-3.

    ConsThis is a company loved by engineers, but if you're looking for vertical advancement, there is little room to move until someone retires. The organization has remain very flat until recently. This maybe changing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI like the direction that we are heading. The inter-division cooperation and development has been a huge benefit for everyone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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