Textron Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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  1. This opportunity with Textron been satisfying despite the current challenges facing the aerospace and defense industry.

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

    I have been working at Textron

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Direct management has offered many opportunities to take on challenges in an attempt to broaden general business acumen and to network within the company. Executive leadership is doing a great job of upgrading out dated facilities and systems in order to align with future needs of the business.

    Cons

    Employees have been faced with many changes - required to continue competing in the industry - including reduced work forces and resources, changes to health care plans, and retirement plans. These type of changes are synonymous across the aerospace and defense industry.


  2. Good company

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

    I have been working at Textron part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good company with friendly people. The administrative assistants are some of the best I've ever worked with. The project we're working on is complex and has many moving parts (literally and figuratively). Everyone is committed to producing top-quality results. Very understanding of life responsibilities. Paid holiday and sick time.

    Cons

    Some of the employees having a problem with wanting to revisit something they think they already completed. Sometimes very resistant to take ownership of a mistake.


  3. No longer has interest of employee's in mind

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Information Specialist in Victorville, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Information Specialist in Victorville, CA

    I have been working at Textron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable pay and good medical benefits.

    Cons

    Company has taken away all incentives to continue to work for them. Over a 4 year period they have only given pay increases of less than 3%, and decreased benefits and perks. More than 4 class action suits have been filed and awarded to employees over past two years for dishonest practices. When penalized by state for not paying overtime, then responded by canceling all bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being greedy and remember what made your company strong, which was the moral of your employees.


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  5. Solid Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Textron full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Textron has areas that are incredible - it's all about the people you work with.

    Cons

    Textron has some areas that are less than incredible, again, all about the people you work with.

    Advice to Management

    Need some work


  6. Good & Bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Providence, RI

    I worked at Textron full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of strong brands that are fun and challenging to work for. They will move you and give you the opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    It is very corporate and so there are senior officials that will step all over people to make their next step. Very little care given to people being misstreated.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at the executives. You are losing top talent becuase they are blinded by their own aspirations.


  7. Do Not Assume

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

    I have been working at Textron 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

    Close to my home, no long drive fighting traffic and no long hours. This is a very quiet place to work.

    Cons

    You never know were you stand with your direct supervisor, as management does not allow for open door policy. Now I know why everyone is so quiet, if you ask a question you may or may not get an answer,

    Advice to Management

    Do Not Assume


  8. Great experience seeing different business units through the rotations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program - Finance in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program - Finance in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Textron full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of movement going on and they promote young people

    Cons

    They require you to move many times to further your career

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good multi-industry experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good exposure to a diverse set of businesses - automotive, aviation, defense, commercial. Career growth potential better if able to move, since businesses are headquartered across the country and in Europe.

    Cons

    Most businesses are still operating at a minimum staffing level after the recession, meaning more work for the same pay.


  10. Learned much while receiving hazardous duty pay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Leadership Role in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Corporate Leadership Role in Providence, RI

    I worked at Textron full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Diverse business portfolio and compensation levels

    Cons

    Caustic culture, over reliance on Six Sigma dogma, and internal versus external orientation

    Advice to Management

    Beware of your individual and collective blind sides


  11. Helpful (4)

    Spinning Out of Control, Going Down

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Textron full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, leave, liberal travel policies, good employee discount programs.

    Cons

    Endless, disruptive layoffs and job redirections without time for healing; corporate restructuring at least every 3-6 months; management rules 100% by emotion and feeling and 0% by business cases and logic; pay has been slashed and benefits have been reduced; bonuses have been eliminated; no business discipline - shiny object and panic rule the method of business; investments are often eliminated in mid-progress due to changing priorities causing chaos, RIFS, and uncertainty. Vice Presidents and Directors get blamed and fired for failing to turn the tide, but crippling decision making comes from on high.

    Advice to Management

    Update your resumes, because the cycle over the last five years says your days are limited here. Someone new will be brought in with a new vision (which will be the same vision with a new coat of paint) in about six months. Meanwhile, top talent will be lost to better opportunities and RIFS, your budget will be slashed, and you'll be called to the CEO's office to get yelled at so often that you will never accomplish your bold, identical to the old, goals.



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