L-3 Communications

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L-3 Communications Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
768 Reviews
3.2
768 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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  1.  

    Outstanding

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    • Senior Management
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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
  2.  

    Wonderful Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Senior Administrative Assistant in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Contractor - 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed working at the company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Interviewer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Data Interviewer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    Great benefits. Major Holidays off.

    Cons

    Lack of motivation
    Lack of advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees for job well done.
    Recognition
    Training programs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Salt Lake is still a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    - World class technical team developing leading edge technology
    - High investment in research
    - Quickly produces demonstrations of conceptual technology
    - New President with much needed strengths. Appears to be making the right tweaks to business.

    Cons

    - Military sub-contractor and Military spending has been depressed.
    - Very "reactive" hiring practices. This leads to over-hiring and eroding profits.
    - Middle management is frightened of upper management so issues aren't raised until they are critical. Procedure can easily crush efficiency ideas. This may change with the new president (Ivers).
    - Poor marketing.
    - Slow repair cycle

  6.  

    Great Company

    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Military Friendly; Promotions; Opportunity; Pay

    Cons

    None at this time, great opportunities abound, it is what you make it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Well organized and has a great vision

    Cons

    none...loved working there and the people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Large company, great benefits, flexible

    Cons

    upper-management is tough to deal with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve leadership or show a desire to cultivate younger staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Pros

    It's about average Pay and benefits, people

    Cons

    At the mercy of the government contracts

  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good benefits, willing to reassign employees, valuable, excellent place to work

    Cons

    Management, resolving issues, moral, backbiting, not supportive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to represent your employees and show that you are meeting there needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    great work environment. free breakfast on Friday.

    Cons

    pressed to move to up to management level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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