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Elbit Systems of America Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule (Every other Friday off) (in 15 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule; Willing to invest (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "New employee orientation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manf Engineer II in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Manf Engineer II in Fort Worth, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Elbit Systems of America full-time

    Pros

    Very courteous and helpful staff. Efficient and informative orientation.

    Cons

    None to report at the this time.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A good learning experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elbit Systems of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people at the company are truly great to work with. New people/perspectives in business development will help drive future business for the company. 9/80 schedule allows for some flexibility (if you are actually able to enjoy the time off). Comp time is offered as well as vacation, and the time off during the holidays is excellent.

    Cons

    Extremely political environment. Hardly any room for advancement. Strict department budgets do not allow for training opportunities. Layoffs are frequent. Communication among departments is poor. Salaries are often below market value. Many employees will work well above the normal 40 hour work week to compensate for the company's lack of resources. Morale amongst employees is low which can lead to an unpleasant environment at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with employees and encourage professional training for development rather than inhibit employees. Consider modern working environments such as working from home to allow for some flexibility.


  3. "Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Talladega, AL
    Current Employee - Technician in Talladega, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elbit Systems of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyable group of people to work with.

    Cons

    There is a lot of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Take note of lower level management


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  5. "Hardware Design Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Internship in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elbit Systems of America (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice and the job really helped me to understand the roles of engineers in a company.

    Cons

    Maybe a bit sexist and a little too much "Good Ol' Boy" mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Find out your interns strengths and weaknesses and build them up where they are weak...


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Frustration"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Merrimack, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elbit Systems of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. 9/80 schedule. Looking for more positives is difficult. Perhaps the idea of being unorganized assists in getting paid to sit around all day, several coworkers do nothing and make 6 figures...

    Cons

    There is a great deal of miscommunication, red tape, and extremely unorganized. Very difficult to progress professionally. Because it is so easy to slack off the upper echelons do not leave. Providing no room to grow.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent People & Opportunities"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn.9/80 work week flexibility. Top notch individual contributors. Interest and emphasis on improvement and modernization. Great mission.

    Cons

    Outdated systems, outdated attitudes. Bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your own way. Ask people for their vision of how things could/should be different and then help them implement.


  8. "HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Elbit Systems of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great dedicated people to work .

    Cons

    A lot of meetings and more meetings.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "ESA is a Great Employer!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elbit Systems of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Elbit Systems has a great Family Atmosphere, Great Benefits, 9/80 Workweek and a pretty good insurance plan. I have been proud to work at ESA for many years.

    Cons

    ESA does not promote to Sr Management levels from within. There seems to be a false perception that Sr Managers hired form outside the company know our business better that the people who helped build the $900M company.

    Advice to Management

    If ESA wants to get to the next level they need to develop ways to promote Sr. Managers from within the company. The people who helped build the $900M company know how to take you to the next level. Give them the opportunities!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Far more Cons than Pros"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elbit Systems of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    HR is trying to hire more millennials to change the dynamic and mentality of the company, but it will take time to implement this. I did enjoy having a cafeteria and nurse, and there were a lot of really great people who worked there.

    Cons

    This company fires the wrong people and plays favorites. They also don't train enough to have a fully strong staff, so they tend to overwork the employees they rely on. There is very little growth opportunity. Good old boy mentality. Pay is not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Replace management in Land. Hire more young engineers and train them up. Reward and promote employees who deserve it, and get rid of those who do not.


  11. "Director OD"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elbit Systems of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, extremely bright CEO and CHRO

    Cons

    Struggling to become more independent from parent company


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