L-3 Communications Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. L-3 Communications

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Aurora, CO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is fairly competitive and benefits are in the norm.

    Cons

    Presence in the Colorado region is small, thus there is not much upward or lateral opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Try to grow business in the Colorado Region in alignment with business objectives.

  2. Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company good company good

    Cons

    Low pay low pay low

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

  3. Helpful (1)

    Nice Place to work. No room for promotion

    • 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

    Nice co-workers and willing to help.

    Cons

    No room for promotions or encouragement of enhanced methods.

    Advice to Management

    To heavy top for small company.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Electromechanical assembler

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electromechanical Assembly in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Electromechanical Assembly in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at L-3 Communications

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at this comany. Almost 11 years.

    Cons

    You never knew when your turn was comming. For the next round of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    New supervisor's and managers do not know the people well enough to know who if not all to let go.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Limited customer base.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Technician in Tempe, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pushing night vision technology to the limit. Great feeling helping our troops. When business is good, lots of career opportunities, challenges, and low hanging fruit.

    Cons

    It's a one customer company basically - the US Government. If they aren't buying in quantity, then business is about 100 employees strong with little to no opportunities. If they are buying in quantity, then business can be over 800 employees strong, decent opportunities and a nice place to work. Beware of cliques. Feast/famine environment.

    Advice to Management

    Find new customers (if possible). They've known this for several years now. Good luck.

  7. G/L Staff Accountant in Rockwall, TX - Upper management leaves much to be desired.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Ledger Staff Accountant in Rockwall, TX
    Current Employee - General Ledger Staff Accountant in Rockwall, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people at my level are great to work with. Awesome benefits - Health, Stock purchase plan, 401(k), health awareness awards, company tries to plan fun activities for employees.

    Cons

    Upper management is based on the buddy system. If you are not "friends" with the top management of the G/L team (i.e. "Yes, you are awesome! Let's go running together and be BFF's forever!") you are not in the special club. Hours are horrible. I expected to work to 11pm one Friday per month, and on holidays. That was what was presented in the interviews. I, as well as the rest of my department are working a minimum of 50 on up to 70+ hours per week. When I went to talk to upper management after the 3rd person in my department quit within 3 weeks, and I was going to inherit yet more work, I was basically called stupid and inefficient, and if I was not those two things, I would not have to work very much overtime at all. Additionally, this manager went on to talk poorly about 2 of my other bosses, and 2 staff I currently work with. Wow. Can you get any more unprofessional?

    Advice to Management

    Pull your heads out of the sand and actually pay attention to the volume of work that is flowing through this department. If you updated the computers so they would not crash, automated more systems so we are not having to take 73 steps to make one entry, and occasionally took an interest and stayed late with us, you would be able to help us become more efficient. We are so slammed with trying to get the tasks done, we don't have time to even think about how to be more efficient. Until you do, employees of this department will be leaving in droves.

  8. Helpful (1)

    This is a good company to get your foot in the door for experience after being laid off for 3.5 years

    • 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

    This company has great benefits

    Cons

    Didn't like being a sub on the contract

  9. Helpful (1)

    Program Cost Analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Cost Control Analyst in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Program Cost Control Analyst in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at L-3 Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance, flexibility to cross train, compensation is ok, but could be improved significantly. The crew is nice and environment promotes relaxation.

    Cons

    personal growth - the lack of growth opportunities hinders the everyday work environment. Managers, low education and many are long tenure employees. This combination shuts off many opportunities is various ways.

    Advice to Management

    Improve personal growth and transition older employees out. Empower new employees to succeed at work, not just long tenure emloyees.

  10. Great company but so risk adverse they miss opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They pay and treat their employees well.

    Cons

    They are a holding company so they buy you and your competitor and still expect you to compete against each other even though you are the same company. This creates a hostile environment between divisions and it is very confusing for the customers when they get multiple bid responses from different divisions of the same company.

    Advice to Management

    Try to act like you are one company and find ways to have divisions work together to offer comprehensive solutions to the customers.

  11. Helpful (2)

    A large defense contractor with wide range of opportunities and interesting technology.

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

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are highly skilled and dedicated. The work is rewarding in that it supports our armed forces. There are wide variety of opportunities within the company - logistics, manufacturing, engineering, etc.

    Cons

    Telecommuting is not allowed. This is a large corporation with associated bureaucracy and overhead costs. Collaboration between geographically separate divisions is restricted, which reduces effectiveness of pursuits.

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