L-3 Vertex Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
34 Reviews
3.3
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work if your a Veteran .

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in San Diego, CA

    I worked at L-3 Vertex full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good working hours.

    Cons

    Little to no advancement

  2.  

    Who are these people?

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Well they will hire or contract almost anyone. I replaced someone who there for 2.5 years that really didn't accomplish anything that worked.

    Cons

    No advancement for the people who work hard and may a little advancement for those who know how to grab upper managements ear. Lets be honest here, the midlevel managers can't lead or manage well. They reward self promoting people who rat everyone else out. What work does get done is by those who keep thier nose to the grindstone, but have little prospect of advancement. The contractor I replaced spent 2.5 years developing the simplest test ever and it still didn't work when I got there. It was unbelievable. The guy went unchecked for that long. What does that tell you about management. I'll say they don't interact with the employees. They can't lead. They don't understand why complex systems can't be completed because they spend so much time bragging about what they did in the past to everyone so thier jobs are justified. It's a very wastfleful method of management. I guess they only want to work really really simple projects. That way the big manager boys and girls will seem very smart and capable too. - it's just a poorly managed place. I know an assembler that learned a little software that to thier management was wonderful. Now, i think anyone should grow into whatever they want, but I know this assembler. She is unable to write code, but somehow she made them believe she figured it all out. I've even read her letter from them. Amazing! Selfpromotion at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put on your big boy and girl pants and get to understanding your teams. Start to care about the employees for a change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Maintenance of aircraft

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic  in  Killeen, TX
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Killeen, TX

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

    Pros

    Good crew and a friendly work environment make for a positive and productive work place. Everyone gets along and tries to make schedule, while doing quality work

    Cons

    It's in Texas, so the awful heat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust us and we will make you shine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer  in  Madison, MS
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Madison, MS

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

    Pros

    Travel, experience and the people are great. The pay is very good and there is a decent rotation schedule.

    Cons

    It is a lot of time away from home.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It could be a lot worse but it can definitely be better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L-3 Vertex

    Pros

    The pay and some really good people on the floor who makes things happen despite numerous obstacles thrown at them by people in positions who have no clue on what it takes to get an aircraft out but continue to give it their all because they don't want to let the person next to them carry all the weight by themselves.

    Cons

    Don't really have to know your job you just have to be pretty cool with someone in management and you'll have a better chance of being promoted or getting an available position that opens up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whenever you come around look around and talk to the workers and ask them who is the Technical Inspector, Sheet Metal Mechanic, General Mechanic, and Avionics Person who keeps the ball rolling and don't let them name themselves and when your done talking to each individual by themselves tally up the numbers and that's who your leaders should be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It has been a challenge so far

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for with good salary and benefits overall.

    Cons

    Management needs guidance how to treat people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees, care for them and promote the ones that deserve it.

  8.  

    Overrated.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you are in the"in-crowd", opportunities to grow are plenty.

    Cons

    Compensation is based on "who you know".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good schedule with average pay. The down side is the senior leadership.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L-3 Vertex part-time

    Pros

    The salary is average for US based jobs but above average for overseas employment.
    Decent benefits but still well below the industry standard. No vacation in the first year.

    Cons

    Inept leadership
    Good old boy network thrives
    Managers are uneducated and unprepared.
    Constant change in leadership. A revolving door. Good leave, bad stay around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize and educate management. Change is not always good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    This a review for L3 Communication

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    Current Employee - Stock Clerk  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at L-3 Vertex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bad work environment, have to work in warehouse with no heat.

    Cons

    Good upward mobility opportunity, good management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more leave to new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    L-3 Vertex

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L-3 Vertex

    Pros

    Industry leader with strong commitment to shareholder earnings. Great place to work for union employees.

    Cons

    Communications, recognition of field operations/non-union employees need to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The back bone of the Company are people in the field that drive the success of L-3. Provide recognition and rewards to the people who make it happen.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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