L-3 Communications Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Great Company, just wish it wasn't so government work based.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with and for, both on the government and company side.

    Cons

    Government work. Every fiscal you have your fingers crossed. It worked out for a few years until contract wasn't renewed, then there was nowhere to go.


  2. Electrical engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Londonderry, NH
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Londonderry, NH

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

    Pros

    Challenging, fast paced, and engulfed in new technology

    Cons

    Getting things done in the corporate environment to meet quick deadlines is tough

    Advice to Management

    Organize the company with an enterprise management system


  3. L3 Communication Systems- West (Salt Lake City)

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Most positions pay at or above the national average. Generally good opportunities to move around and/or advance inside the division. Challenging work in a high-tech environment.

    Cons

    Management is slow to change with the times. Too much effort spent cutting costs and improving efficiency without investing in new products (i.e., growing revenue). Their once proud tradition of leading the market in high speed, broadband communication systems for the military has been eroded. Costs are too high, delivery schedules too long, and reliability/quality has degraded.

    Advice to Management

    The executive staff needs to be replaced, and incentives need to focus on winning as an organization. An investment strategy for protecting the core and growing business needs to be formalized. All production build should be outsourced, with only prototype and low quantity builds performed in-house.


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  5. Great Experience, great organization in comany

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The way the company is run and organized is light years ahead of the previous work locations.

    Cons

    Work might get stressful during deadlines


  6. Sr. Technical Writer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many diverse work assignments - never boring.

    Cons

    Old facility - many buildings not ADA-compliant.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to be ready for the 21st Century when most of the buildings are back in the 1950s...


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    Typical Corporation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Good performance reviews, decent pay.

    Cons

    Layoffs. Always hanging over your head.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Stable Company for the Long Haul

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer in Greenville, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer in Greenville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L-3 Communications (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They rarely terminate people, if you follow their rules. You are helping to make the World a safer place.

    Cons

    They have a lot of rules, No Personal E-mail or Facebook at Work. No taking any pictures, you must in the office/plant for eight hours plus 30 minutes for lunch. Many times you are asked to work extra hours off the books. Which you are told is unethical but every manager breaks the rules.

    Advice to Management

    Ethics Training is laughable, everything they tell you to do, my manager has told me to ignore. They put up the appearance of Ethics, not for everything, but they tend to pick and choose. Really, it is like every company, that I have worked at. It is just funny, that they put so much emphasis on it here then ignore it.


  9. CCM

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CCM in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - CCM in Denver, CO

    Pros

    The pay is decent and work like balance is good

    Cons

    There is NO Real Tangible training. Overviews and highlights are not effective when people have to learn systems and processes

    Advice to Management

    Please consider bringing back Classroom Training it is NECESSARY


  10. Helpful (2)

    One Way Street

    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Greenville, TX
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Greenville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good if you can wait and survive the cuts. Clean place with many veterans working there. Unionized.

    Cons

    To avoid reporting layoffs they have have people quit to be eligible for rehire. They do this to keep getting military contracts.They take advantage of new people and pay them very low. Their rules are far too strict. Treat workers like children

    Advice to Management

    Look out for your employees. Just because the supervisor is above the employee doesn't mean they are always right. I can no longer work there and I want to just because it got personal with an HR person who black listed me.


  11. Business

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great schedule and good benefits. Some people make the job better. If you work in a good department you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism. Management is just concerned for themselves. Not that much room for advancement in certain departments.



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