Overall the benefits were very competitive!
Very good 401K package along with 9/80 work week schedule. They get every other Friday off by working 80 hours over the remaining 9 days of the 2 week period.
A few months back, the greater L3 corporation tried to normalize benefits across the company. This took away some benefits from those of us at CSW in Salt Lake City, UT. The company pays straight pay for overtime work, which is rare for the Aerospace and Defense industry. They offer 3 weeks vacation for new employees and 5% dollar-for-dollar match of 401k, which seems above average for the Aerospace and Defense industry.
ALL of the benefits packages are great
Increasing insurance premiums and covering less. Post tax buy paid time off.
Best: - Flex schedule: base 8 hrs/day M-F, but only strict requirement is 80hrs per 2-week pay period (with other small caveats/limits). Can work more certain days or come in on weekends in order to leave early or take off later in the period - Paid overtime: straight time (not 1.5x) but as a government contractor they bill (and you must track/charge time) by the hour, which has the nice benefit of you never having to work without getting paid for it. When working OT, so long as you hit 48+ hrs in a week, you are paid for every hour at your base rate - Great Aetna health insurance options, short- and long-term disability - Decent base PTO (3 weeks as entry-level) + an extra week at 5 and 10 years with the company - Most major holidays off and a generous Christmas break (typically from a few days before Christmas through the 2nd of January) - up to 5% 401(k) match Cons: - Merit/promotion system in most engineering divisions (at least at Greenville, TX location) is seemingly disconnected from actual merit/performance and needs a lot of work; ~90% of employees will get the standard merit grouping for end-of-year reviews which typically equates to ~2.2% raise, despite actual performance (even for top performance groupings which represent ~5% of employees, annual raise is between 3-3.5%). - Promotions in the technical positions are almost exclusively based on time with the company (with the notable exception of post-grad degrees granting an automatic tier bump on entry, i.e. coming in with a Master's as an Engineer 2 instead of 1). Promotions are ~5% salary increase. - "Bonuses" are non-existent for technical positions and awards at end of large projects/deliveries is typically only ~$500 and might occur ~1x/year depending on programs worked.
Company 401k match is 6%. Being able to work various work schedules is great for work/life balance. Paid time off given is good.
Great 401k matching, great health care benefits along with a very good discount program.
They started out as a good company then after 911 they became desperate for business so I nothing good to say none hired illegals
Benefits are being reduced - the bean counters are taking over
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.