L-3 Communications

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L-3 Communications Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
747 Reviews
3.2
747 Reviews
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L-3 Communications Chairman, President and CEO Michael T. Strianese
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286 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 Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Company treats people professionally and is world - class. You won't easily find a better employer.

    Cons

    L-3 has had to lay off a lot of people lately due to market conditions and the pains of growing too quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what the founders would do that are no longer there. Don't give in to MBAs and hedge funds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good

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

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

    Pros

    Depends in which Division you work for but for me
    - Good corporate benefits
    - Good work life balance
    - Overall good environment and people
    - Pay is decent

    Cons

    - Expect a lot of productivity and quality without investing in adequate resources
    - Departments are out of sync with each other
    - Experiencing growing pains
    - Depending on the department, there is very little room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful Experience

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

    I worked at L-3 Communications as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to advance! Even transferred to another state per my choosing.

    Cons

    Contract job. Good while it lasted.

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

    Good Company

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

    I worked at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    Company was well organized and kept in constant communications with me throughout my employment. Benefits were alright, about average, as well as time off.

    Cons

    Was in a separate state from program manager so only contact was through email or over the phone

  6.  

    Good Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Good training (Flight Safety), good people, great opportunities, decent pay, fun place to work, got a type rating and ATP out of the job.

    Cons

    Revolving door in management, remote management not always very understanding of issues in the field,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, benefits, laid-back work environment, paid time off

    Cons

    Casual racism / sexism in the workplace, lack of consistent transparency between upper management and technical staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at L-3 Communications as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and from what I have seen, the company takes care of the employees well. If something happens to a contract, L-3 will find their employees work.

    Cons

    None other than a lot of the work being done via contract so there will always be an issue concerning stability. The work location isn't great but I can't pin that on L-3

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. The contract I am on has been held for over a decade and people are satisfied on the L-3 and customer sides.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, let down by corporate policies

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, need to be there during core hours, but if you're not an early riser you can come in at 9 and work later instead.
    Great people, they made working there incredibly fun and engaging.
    Low stress work environment, good work-life balance, never feels like you need to take work home with you
    Good compensation
    Consistent raises and career path possibilities

    Cons

    Some of the corporate policies seem designed to not let people get any work done. There's a disconnect between the actual engineers and the higher management. The experience basically depends on whether or not the group you work in is good or not, the corporate environment as a whole is lacking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Vertical management

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

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    Great staff and admins that provide a fun and hard working work environment. Time off policies are fair,

    Cons

    the upper level management can be very intimidating and as most defense contracting companies, think of numbers more than people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Frustrating

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

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    lots of great potential with the new products

    Cons

    process need a lot of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to make the time to understand what it takes to test some of the projects so that they can set aside the proper funds for test equipment and resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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