L-3 Communications Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
841 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
3.1
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
L-3 Communications Chairman, President and CEO Michael T. Strianese
Michael T. Strianese
299 Ratings

Pros
  • Starting pay is good for the area (in 37 reviews)

  • Overall, it is a positive environment with good work-life balance (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Good old boy network means that only the inner clique is included in anything (in 16 reviews)

  • Good old boy network of managers - many with roots in military (in 14 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

841 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    L-3 employs great talent; it is exciting to work with such dynamic and driven employees. The organization is lead by a strong and experienced management team.

    Cons

    At times, there is significant overtime necessary to meet tough deadlines. Employees work many long days and several weekends in a row. Better attention to work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see more investment in research and development projects; as well as a stronger internship program both in and outside the technical fields.


  2. Good Perks, Low Career Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, time off (sick leave and vacation), work-life balance is in check, pay is high for the area and there are some exceptionally smart folks

    Cons

    Cross functional training is discouraged (you must remain in a position for at least a year), groups are very segregated, leading to an atmosphere that is very "throw it over the wall".

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the year minimum to move around internally and set up a program that encourages cross functional training. Everyone would be better off for it.


  3. Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    Great people that you work with. Work is enjoyable.

    Cons

    Sitting for long periods of time can be a pain.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Stock Clerk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Waco, TX

    I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy laid back job. Good group of coworkers.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Pay isn't great. Benefits aren't great either. No training.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so complacent & power hungry. There's no guidance or training. Pay your employees what they're worth.


  6. Friendly place to work; but poorly managed.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronic Assembler in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Electronic Assembler in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I worked at L-3 Communications (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    A very relaxed and friendly envirorment, with many gatherings and celabrations during the major holidays. Employees often showed concern during coworker hardships.

    Cons

    Buiding was in very poor condition. and needed many repairs. There was a lot of miscommunication throughout the entire coo be morempany.

    Advice to Management

    Management needed to be more open to suggestions from employees and trust in their experience. The company often practiced unprofessional work ethics.


  7. Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    Great work environment and annual raise

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours and travel


  8. L-3

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Care about the family.

    Cons

    Hours, 5 hours OT for free. Travel policy changes.

    Advice to Management

    Engineers are frustrated and looking, give them a reason to stay.


  9. Pilot

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilot in Greenville, TX
    Current Employee - Pilot in Greenville, TX

    I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    an experience of a lifetime

    Cons

    Lots of time away from home


  10. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at L-3 Communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Higher than industry average on salaries.

    Cons

    Subject to Government ups and downs for funding.

    Advice to Management

    Great Job!


  11. Don

    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    You start off with 3 weeks vacation and two weeks sick time. You have every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Management is very indecisive and the company is disorganized with no policies or procedures in place.



Showing 841 of 883 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.