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Exelis Overview

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Mc Lean, VA
10000+ employees
Harris
2011
Company - Public (XLS)
Consulting
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Exelis is a pure-play aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets, some 20,000 employees and 2010 revenues of about $6 billion. A leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic ... Read more

Exelis Reviews

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Exelis President & CEO David F. Melcher
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    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    This company really wanted their employees to excel and succeed. The people were very friendly at the headquarters location and the CEO was very personable.

    Cons

    It was hard to stay connected to the site locations if you were located at the headquarters location in McLean, Virginia.

    Advice to Management

    The advice to management should be to continue to encourage people to excel and continue to care about the overall well being of each employee.

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Exelis Photos

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Exelis photo of: small fire at a base in Afghanistan
Exelis photo of: Mrap and not Mrap
Exelis photo of: Old Russian Mine Field
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Exelis Interviews

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    Associate Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Exelis (Rochester, NY) in April 2009.

    Interview

    I did a phone screen first with the hiring manager. A week later, we arranged an on-site interview. The on-site interview consisted of 45 minute interviews with the engineering manager I would support, the group manager (his boss), the group finance manager (hiring manager's boss), an HR hiring specialist and the hiring manager. The HR specialist seemed concerned that the hiring manager had screened me without her input and so put me through a somewhat brusk behavioral interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you would fit in with the firm? (it doesn't seem like a difficult question by the words spoken, but you had to hear the HR specialist's tone of voice and see her body language asking it.)   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Negotiated salary and personal time off (vacation + sick leave).

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Exelis Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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