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L-3 Communications Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
650 Reviews

3.2
650 Reviews
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L-3 Communications Chairman, President and CEO Michael T. Strianese
Michael T. Strianese
258 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is good, but they love to lowball you coming in and then you are stuck (in 32 reviews)

  • overall a good company that provides autonomy, good work-life balance (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Good old boy network based upon nepotism and friends for advancement (in 13 reviews)

  • Good old boy network means that only the inner clique is included in anything (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Product

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    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Alpharetta, GA

    Pros

    The work is extremely high tech( avionic display system)

    Cons

    Unfriendly working environment. Folks always want to make others look bad. Hard to get right training. Some workers are there for decade, and they had chances to know the product but are not interested in training others. When you walk in for interview, they will quiz you on something they have being learning for years and expected you to know all that right away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many managers and directors.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Downhill company

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Benefits are a perk while they last. Time-off is great.

    Cons

    Management & constant government budget flux

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out of a meeting or office and see what really happens in your departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership by fear & intimidation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the money is very good for central Texas

    Cons

    Fear of being fired everyday, threats and intimidation. the company speaks of no retaliation...thats a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit the threats

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over all, not a bad company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    For those that I dealt with, most of the people were pretty good to work with, decent pay and fair benefits. They were wonderful to work with I needed time off to be with my kids, or if I had to leave in the middle of the day to care for kids.

    Cons

    Upper management has been making bad decisions that has lead to many good people being laid off while they protect those that should be held responsible for failures and mistakes. It seemed harder than it should have been to get software upgrades.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a pleasure working at L-3 with co-workers who shared information when we worked as a team.

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    My best reason for at L-3 was working for a good manager who kept his group informed company decisions.

    Cons

    Some one the project schedules had tight datelines where I would have to work overtime in order to complete the task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The engineering department was in a state of flux and constantly reorganizing.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The "even-Steven" job: work was neither easier or hard; success wasn't celebrated and failure wasn't reprimanded

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    People are the best assets at L-3. Option for 4-day work week, great benefits and protocols for nearly any issue that could arise

    Cons

    Govt. contract business. Work and progress was extremely slow. Innovation isn't really encouraged. "We've done it this way for 50 years, and we're going to keep doing it for 50 years"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to create more innovation and newer markets. The govt. can't be your only customer anymore

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    L3 is a pretty good company in my experience.

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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    Decent pay and PTO plan. 4% 401K matching is pretty nice. For the most part management stays out of the way of employees who work at the customer site.

    Cons

    No bonuses that I'm aware of. Also, my manager wrote annual performance reviews and I saw the guy maybe twice each year...maybe twice. Not bad reviews, but realistically he knew very little about what I did day to day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    it was full of challenges but rewarding

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    Former Employee - Machine Oprator  in  Crestview, FL
    Former Employee - Machine Oprator in Crestview, FL

    Pros

    I had great coworkers we got along as family the pto was great and the benefits

    Cons

    It was sometimes frustrating how they would come up at the last min to ask you to work overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the management work on the buddy buddy system and you were not in the clique you might sa well forget it .They could be a little more fair in their conciderations for some decicision.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment where work skills and experience are recognized.

    Cons

    Jobs were dependent on Government contracts.

    Recommends
  11.  

    I had a very good overall experience working for L-3. The majority of my managers were great to work with.

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with many of the people at the company. They paid me well considering my position.

    Cons

    Since the defense market is shrinking, it's meant that there's a lot of downsizing, which is more to do with the economy than anything.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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