L-3 Communications
3.2 of 5 555 reviews
www.l-3com.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

L-3 Communications Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
L-3 Communications – Reston – “Reston, VA headquarters of L-3 Communications…”

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3.2 555 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

L-3 Communications Chairman, President and CEO Michael T. Strianese

Michael T. Strianese

(223 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits, able to purchase extra week of pto, 2 cafeterias on plant"
    in 51 reviews
  • "Great work life balance, decent salary, it could be better but also could be much worst"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "Good old boy network based upon nepotism and friends for advancement"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Good old boy network, tends to promote friends instead of better qualified or educated candidates"
    in 9 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsProtecting those who protect us is awesome.

ConsI don't really have any cons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall great company to work for

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Fayetteville, NC

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

ProsGood pay and the benefits were ok as well. Never tried to cheat the employee out of hours worked for overtime.

ConsSlow response times from HR and upper level management

Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to connect with the lower level employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My experience at L-3 has been very rewarding in terms of experience gained and pay received.

Contract Administrator (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe division I work for really cares about people. I'm in middle management at a 500 person division. I sit in meetings with the president and VPs, so I know that anytime a layoff is required, they do whatever they can to mitigate the pain. The company shares bonuses with all employees, not just management. There are some very bright people working there, and I have learned so much about my job in the time that I've been there, that I feel much better prepared for any other opportunity that may arise. I can't speak for the other divisions, but I recommend them highly.

ConsThe biggest downside is the opportunity for advancement. Each division is fairly small, so it's very easy to top out.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not assume that your "A" players will be satisfied indefinitely to stay in their current positions. Since you've spent the time and money developing their skills, find a way to advance their careers. Take more interest in individual careers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent company to work with good peoples have lot of opportunities.

Linguist (Former Employee)
Kayfān (Kuwait)

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

ProsPay on time good people to work with have excellent command

ConsThey should not give away Linguist contract to to others

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Quality Control Engineer II (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

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

ProsEverything was great, very good benefits, 3 weeks off your first year plus a week of floating holidays and a week of sick time. They were very flexible with military leave.

Cons10 hour days, getting done at 3 in the morning. There was a lack of professionalism worse than when I was in the Army. There was also a lack of direction, there was no guiding principle, nor a desire to work hard, the philosophy was to go as slow as possible to say you were doing quality work, twenty minutes to put in 10 screws is not what I think the DOD is paying for.

Advice to Senior Management10 hour days are not a good work life balance, 5 hour days are, for college students, let's be more flexible with those who want to excel.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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L-3 is an excellent company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at L-3 Communications

ProsGreat management style that put the employees first.

ConsI have nothing to say negative about L-3

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Engineer (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat place to work. Always news opportunities to grow.

ConsHas its problems like most other large companys

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The best DOD contractor I have worked for.

Team Leader (Current Employee)
Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

ProsThey know the industry well.

ConsSome of thier high level managers were out of touch with work force.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I had a great time working as Siebel Administrator supporting new Siebel built.

Siebel Administrator (Former Employee)
Woburn, MA

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

ProsThe company is great place to work. The environment is conducive for growth.

ConsThere is nothing exactly to say rather than team work should continue to be encouraged.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust continue to do what they are doing.

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Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I worked at L-3 Communications full-time for more than 8 years

ProsL-3 Communications was a great place to work. They had good benefits and looked out for their employees needs.

ConsTraining was not high on their list.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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