L-3 Communications Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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L-3 Communications Chairman, President and CEO Michael T. Strianese
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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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  1. Electric Engineer Co-op - Software Team

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    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Mason, OH
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Mason, OH

    I worked at L-3 Communications as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    My work was mainly done on the software team. I developed primarily in C# and interfaced hardware with the front-end applications.

    - wide variety of projects to work on throughout the year
    - lots of opportunity to learn new things and apply them to your current project
    - help always available from the team (very talented individuals)

    Cons

    No major ones to list

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great Company to work for

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    Former Freelancer - Technical Riter in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Freelancer - Technical Riter in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Corporate Culture & Great Values

    Cons

    Need to provide more online training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Very dynamic, high pace but great employees. Difficult contract to run for the government.

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    People, facilities and location very good.

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership (Division President and above)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manning of crtical contracts is a problem

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Administrative Technician

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Shaw AFB, SC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Shaw AFB, SC

    I worked at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great benefits.

    Cons

    There were no cons that I will mention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    I worked for L-3 Communications as a language interpreter ( Linguist) All I can say that I had the honors to work there

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    Former Contractor - Translator in Reston, VA
    Former Contractor - Translator in Reston, VA

    I worked at L-3 Communications as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary compensation

    Cons

    Not that I can think of. Except giving former employees an opportunity to reapply

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider transitioning or relocating your employees to other jobs when their contact or assignment is ended

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company to work for...

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    Former Contractor - Training Specialist
    Former Contractor - Training Specialist

    I worked at L-3 Communications as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good: 401k (w/ Company matching), Dental, Health, Vision, HSA, FSA, STD, LTD, Life Insurance.
    Felt comfortable, like you mattered.
    Tuition assistance is better than most.
    Life - Work balance is just that...balanced.

    Cons

    Company did spin-off... THAT company stinks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to employees.
    Hire (train) Managers in PMP. Will be worth the investment.

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

    Great Company, lots of diversity and good benefits.

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    Former Employee - Structures Mechanic in Greenville, TX
    Former Employee - Structures Mechanic in Greenville, TX

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

    Pros

    Help with tuition, multiple schedules and routine raises for hourly

    Cons

    schedules are set , hourly workers are expendable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help mold new employees, set them up with a mentor from the same work area

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good production

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    Good, clean and professional work environment. Flexible work schedule. Knowledgeable staff. Production support offices and work shops are very helpful and provide good support.

    Cons

    Leadership involvement of tasks was not up to standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with your employees tasks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Going down hill

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    Current Employee - Electronics in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Electronics in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Decent benifits, flexible with scedule.

    Cons

    Pay is sub par, horrible decisions from upper management put company in a very bad position financially, constant layoffs, understaffed, morale is a joke. Constantly shuffling around of management. Have had 3 different managers in the last year from re organization. Seems there is a good bit of nepotism, but that is fairly typical especially in utah.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a direction and go with it. Reward good employees. When some one messes up hold them accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    for 13 and 1/2 years, L3 Communications has been a wonderful company to work for, but...

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    Current Employee - Associate Product Information Analyst in South Cocoa Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Product Information Analyst in South Cocoa Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, stock options, caring staff, good communication

    Cons

    Now that our contract is coming to an end, they seem to have totally lost interest in us as employees. They even changed their policy for severance pay so they won't have to pay us for losing our jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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