L-3 Communications

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L-3 Communications Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 630 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

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

Michael T. Strianese

(251 ratings)

55% 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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    I worked there for 15 years

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay with great benefits

    ConsWith the Military downsizing there have been a ton of layoffs

    Advice to Senior ManagementLike any big company they treat you as a number not a person

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    Decent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStability (at least for some, survived several RIFs in the past few years), intelligent people (for the most part), company treats employees fairly and good work/life balance. Every Friday or every other Friday off, a lot of vacation and PTO, good benefits.

    ConsMorale dropped due to RIFs. Uncertainty about the future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are going to give criticism as situations warrant it, counterbalance it with recognition when deserved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good company to work for with a great mission of supporting our troops

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReally like the company and what it stands for and their standards of excellence.

    ConsUpwards movement in some departments can be slow.

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosoverall a good company that provides autonomy, good work-life balance

    Consthe only major fault i found was that personal growth was non-existent

    Advice to Senior Managementencourage professional growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Rockwall, TX

    ProsGreat benefits, 401k match, PTO, training.

    ConsNo issues with this employer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Place in company is vital to your experience

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsHuge company that is very varied. You can have an opportunity to work on projects that make a large impact. The salary structure is competitive.

    ConsThe company is broken up enough that one part of it may feel like a complete different place when compared to another part. Not very easy to transfer between divisions, it's like hiring an external employee. Most of the time, this isn't a good place just to get your foot in the door and then move around, but they have been trying to make it easier. If they hire you into a contract support position, don't expect that to be a stepping stone into management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure you are hiring competent Division Presidents because that is the person who determines the day to day experience for most employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    SME at D.P. Associates/Link Subsidiary

    Subject Matter Expert/Technical Writer-Editor (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsVery flexible work schedule. Comparable benefits. Management stresses self-improvement (school, work-related certifications, etc...), and not live-to-work type of attitude.

    Work environment is very laid back and management is very approachable.

    ConsVery little room for advancement. You're only moving up if someone gets fired, quits, or retires. You can earn titles that come with more responsibilities but you won't get paid any more. The only benefit this has is if you are kept by the team when it starts to shrink towards the end of a contract.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprovements need to be made in communication between upper and employees.

    The company is too reliant on defense contracts. Defense budget cuts has effected the long term outlook of this subsidiary in a negative way. Unless the company can acquire more civilian contracts the outlook for this place is grim.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a good place to work.

    Test Engineer (Former Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsThey had a great workforce. Lots of good people.

    ConsQuality and moral dropped off during the RIF.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart over. Get to know your company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Principal Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsGreat place to work with good, smart, friendly people. Lots of experienced professionals to learn from and work with. Good technology and engineering opportunities. Good benefits and work/life balance.

    ConsLike most large companies, policies and procedures can be excessive. Recent decline in government defense spending along with implementation of a new SAP system has made the future uncertain. Cyclical work and periodic layoffs have made and anxious work force.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Analyst

    Analyst (Former Employee) Norfolk, VA

    ProsGood Company, many perks, salary and benefits are great, paycheck is guaranteed.

    ConsManagement will do anything to help Company and not the employees.

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