Textron Systems

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Textron Systems Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
35 Reviews
3.6
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    Extremely focused and well communicated goals which are achieved by a strong sense of Teamwork from the top down.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Specialist in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Specialist in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to learn both in order to achieve company goals by employing strong Teamwork amongst employees in all Departments. Management and subordinates are encouraged to speak openly and freely within their Department and point out possible methods of improving the Department's work in a timely and efficient manner. All questions pertaining to the individuals tasks are welcomed and treated seriously and with respect. This has created a Bond and Level of Trust within the company amongst the Employees and Senior Management that in my experience is rarely seen at most Companies. Hard work is rewarded not only with Salary increases but Growth opportunities that every Employee is encouraged to strive for.

    Cons

    Untimely Changes/Addendums to existing contracts that negatively effect the previously established End Date of particular projects and Work Packages with sometimes costly penalities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assign/Create Company Liasons to work and monitor closely specific parts of existing Contracts with both the In-House Federal Group and specific Departments assigned to complete their portion of existing Contracts in a timely and efficient manner thus ensuring zero Cost Overruns and meeting Due Dates for completion of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company has been struggling since 2010

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

    I have been working at Textron Systems

    Pros

    Above average benefit, flexible working hours and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Heavy top, no communication between top management and foot soldiers. Overall morale dropped fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond 5 yrs from now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people; OK management

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

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow and move around the organization and their many operating units. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic management that allows little feedback from the bottom. Culture is untrusting and toxic.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work, endless growth opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Hunt Valley, MD

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Highly values promoting from within and giving stretch opportunities to current employees. Once you get in the door you never want to leave

    Cons

    Very large company and somewhat of a learning curve learning about all the different businesses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline communication and have more company wide events to meet people from other business units

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at Textron Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great large company benefits in a small company environment. A lot of R&D is done in the group I worked in so ideas were always encouraged. Very hands on experience so I wasn't sitting behind a desk all day.

    Cons

    Not all of upper management knows what work is required to get things done so sometimes requests that come down are unreasonable or over ambitious for the time they want it in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep more tabs on the amount of work that goes into assignments to have a better grasp on how much time it'll take to do what is being asked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    What a great concept - left to the inept

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Textron Systems as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with the new Ship to Shore Connector, cool project....being run a ground by poor Management = such a shame, could be an awesome rig were it not left to incompetence....and of course bean counters, who can't see past the bureaucracy of pedigree ( a degree is better than dyed in the wool experience) so sad for Textron

    Cons

    I am a Mechanical designer (their system of choice Solidworks) the models I dealt with were by far the worst I have had to work with in my career (poor modeling techniques)....so now I understand why they were sooooo excited when they found out that I DID understand Solidworks - the employees do try, the ones they keep are the young fresh people with brand new B.S.M.E.'s and ZERO experience = which equals FAILURE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off the golf course out into the fray =dump the good old boys, seek out talent, reward talent and remember - a politician has NEVER designed anything which has ay redeemable value - NEVER

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Out the door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was with this company for 5+ years and found it to be a good working environment. At the time of my employment there were a bunch of PMs that were due to retire in the next 3 years and I had an eye on advancing my career in that area. Perk and time-off policies were industry standard for that time.

    Cons

    No mentorship. No forward vision and 500 of us got laid off on a Thursday. For three years we asked what the strategic vision was, why weren't writing proposals for new work as the major programs were winding down. Then we lost two programs in a month and most of the experience was shown the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The old management is gone, as they deserved to be, and the company re tooled and revectored. I hope they all spent a long time going over lessons learned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A Fantastic Learning Experience

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

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    You are able to work on a wide variety of projects, and support innovative technologies with good people. While Textron Systems is a defense contractor, it is going more commercial as well. There are many opportunities to advance within Textron Systems, as well as Textron as a whole (E-Z-GO, Jacobsen, Cessna, etc.)

    Cons

    To advance within the company, often times you have to be willing to relocate. All employees across the company have a very high workload, which often times leads to long hours and makes getting things done difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage your young professionals or they will move on to another opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    What an awesome place to work

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

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Once you get in the door you can go anywhere in the world and work on almost anything - things that fly, things that float, things that drive and things in space. The only limit is yourself. I especially like Marine and Land Systems in New Orleans, LA and Slidell LA. The entire team is energized and has a can-do attitude. You can see your ideas get into real products and sent all over the world. I feel valued and engaged everyday. Lots of young people to colloborate with.

    Cons

    It takes a while to understand the whole Textron company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My time was fun but unsatisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Wilmington, MA

    I worked at Textron Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hours were fun, got opportunities to travel, and had a good pay for the experience.

    Cons

    Products were out-dated and not fun to work on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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