L-3 Communications

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L-3 Communications Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
765 Reviews
3.2
765 Reviews
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L-3 Communications Chairman, President and CEO Michael T. Strianese
Michael T. Strianese
290 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is good, but they love to lowball you coming in and then you are stuck (in 37 reviews)

  • overall a good company that provides autonomy, 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    Good work environment. People are nice.

    Cons

    Long commute to job location.

  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    Work experience and different kinds of benefits

    Cons

    work schedule could be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    Good company good company good

    Cons

    Low pay low pay low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Electromechanical assembler

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    Former Employee - Electromechanical Assembly in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Electromechanical Assembly in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at this comany. Almost 11 years.

    Cons

    You never knew when your turn was comming. For the next round of layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New supervisor's and managers do not know the people well enough to know who if not all to let go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice Place to work. No room for promotion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    Nice co-workers and willing to help.

    Cons

    No room for promotions or encouragement of enhanced methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To heavy top for small company.

  7.  

    Outstanding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in Niceville, FL
    Current Employee - Instructor in Niceville, FL

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    The entire organization is fair, professional and competent

    Cons

    There are no cons to provide

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no advice to provide

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have Enjoyed/Would Recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, friendly management and extensive training benefits.

    Cons

    Work with a geographically separated unit, so it can feel detached from L-3 at large from time to time. Haven't had many, if any opportunities to advance after having worked all the positions within my particular project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Administrative/ clerical, Pharmacy assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    Hard worker, easily getting along with people, will work overtime if needed. Will work in team environment, Dedicated worker.

    Cons

    I don't really like working in an non organized environment.

  10.  

    Limited customer base.

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    Former Employee - Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Technician in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at L-3 Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pushing night vision technology to the limit. Great feeling helping our troops. When business is good, lots of career opportunities, challenges, and low hanging fruit.

    Cons

    It's a one customer company basically - the US Government. If they aren't buying in quantity, then business is about 100 employees strong with little to no opportunities. If they are buying in quantity, then business can be over 800 employees strong, decent opportunities and a nice place to work. Beware of cliques. Feast/famine environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new customers (if possible). They've known this for several years now. Good luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company but so risk adverse they miss opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L-3 Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay and treat their employees well.

    Cons

    They are a holding company so they buy you and your competitor and still expect you to compete against each other even though you are the same company. This creates a hostile environment between divisions and it is very confusing for the customers when they get multiple bid responses from different divisions of the same company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to act like you are one company and find ways to have divisions work together to offer comprehensive solutions to the customers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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