L-3 Communications Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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L-3 Communications Chairman, President and CEO Michael T. Strianese
Michael T. Strianese
327 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)

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  1. Outstanding Company with Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer and Communications Interface Systems Support in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Computer and Communications Interface Systems Support in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked for several defense contractors and L-3 has a large number of program opportunities to expand your technical growth in various technologies from computers to communication systems. You will definitely improve your skill set.

    Cons

    Vertical promotion opportunities may be slow, but in a large organization like this, it really depends on the program.

    Advice to Management

    No major comments as the CEO, Michael T. Strianese has constantly led this company in an outstanding way.


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    Software Test Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, stock options, and people to work with

    Cons

    not that helpful when it comes to contract ending and transition

    Advice to Management

    be more helpful when the contract comes to an end


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    Good company, has had its struggles

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and vacation are pretty good. I enjoy the people that I work with.

    Cons

    Too many managers throughout the facility. Too many "yes" managers. Managers shouldn't have to be afraid to voice their opinion. There isn't a lot of advancement in security.


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    aircraft sheet metal mechanic

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic in Seguin, TX
    Former Employee - Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic in Seguin, TX

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

    Pros

    great benefits, work life balance.

    Cons

    pay raises small company procedures not following 100 percent


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    Sr. Field Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Greenville, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Greenville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, large company with DOD contracts

    Cons

    Corporate America. Nobody treats people with respect any more.

    Advice to Management

    Show respect to employees & potential employees


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    Review of l-3 communications, Link Simulation, Arlington TX

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere almost family-like. In keeping with values of founder Ed Link. Good pay frequent overtime.

    Cons

    Lot of travel. Often right hand doesn't know what left is doing. Mqybe Due to size.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your greatest asset, very skilled and seasoned. Be very careful with reckless layoffs.


  8. Field Service Engineer Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer Supervisor in Cheyenne, WY
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer Supervisor in Cheyenne, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L-3 Communications (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Benefits are not too bad.


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    Program Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent leadership and the remote sites have a good culture.

    Cons

    Consistent change in management and business focus

    Advice to Management

    Some time change is not always good


  10. Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very high tech, forefront of comm systems with very high profile contracts. People are nice.

    Cons

    A little stuffy, no nerf wars going on here. Needs more team building and communication from top. But it's getting better


  11. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Binghamton, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Binghamton, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, older technologies - but transitioning to some cooler tech,

    Cons

    Only one major program in Binghamton - would be great if the BGM site diversified a bit. Older building - but may be upgraded soon.

    Advice to Management

    None



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