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Updated Feb 23, 2016

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3.6
78%
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Elbit Systems of America President & CEO     Raanan Horowitz (no image)
Raanan Horowitz
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "A lot of good folks, worked a 9 - 80 work week(in 18 reviews)

  • "Great people, 9/80 work schedule, on-site cafeteria(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Struggling to become more independent from parent company(in 6 reviews)

  • "All decisions are made in Israel(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to balance challenging job and family time"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elbit Systems of America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging technical projects for civil and military products Good salary, work definition is 80X9 - expectation is 80 hours in 9 days, this means every second Friday is off - plenty of family time Good management and great team

    Cons

    As this is an American company owned by Israeli company, there are restrictions with data transfer to make sure non exported data is not going to Israel, this adds some complexity to the formality and to the development process Also if you are not a US citizen or have green card, this makes things more complex as you have more restrictions

    Advice to Management

    keep on the good work

    Elbit Systems of America2016-02-23
  2. "Business Development Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Elbit Systems of America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some smart and talented people.

    Cons

    All decisions are made in Israel. All technical resources come from Israel. To many VPs and not enough workers to get things done. Extremely cheap on operating budgets (e.g.; economy travel even for international trips). CEO is micro-manager, control freak that has to approve everything. HQ is based in Ft. Worth, TX - enough said. Near zero room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Israeli CEO - it supposed to Elbit Systems of AMERICA.

    Elbit Systems of America2016-02-16
  3. "Senior Principal Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Elbit Systems of America full-time

    Pros

    Was a decent place to work until Texas took over.

    Cons

    All decisions are made in Texas and Israel. Original thought is no longer appreciated. Do what is asked and keep quiet. No new business & poor management living in the past makes it hard to step up. Just a terrible place to work for younger Engineers. No mentors and control freaks abound.

    Advice to Management

    Your future is bleak. Keep hiring all those VP's that add no value. Time for the CEO to take a boat ride back home.

    Elbit Systems of America2016-02-19
  4. "Decent Place to Work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Elbit Systems of America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules, Friendly Working Environment, Good People

    Cons

    Slow to move and make decisions. Too much influence from Elbit Systems Israel.

    Elbit Systems of America2015-06-17
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Confusion and weak leadership"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Elbit Systems of America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people you work with are very professional with all the knowledge and experience necessary.

    Cons

    Leadership is weak. Constantly changing directions. Very top heavy. Too many VP's, Directors and managers for the size of the company. Dealing with the mother company, Elbit in Israel can be very difficult at times. They call the shots. Company has an identity crisis. Wants to be to many things at the same time which loses focus.

    Advice to Management

    Need to push to get out of the shadows of Elbit or make Elbit conform to the way we do business in the USA. Listen to what the customer wants, not necessarily what you think they need.

    Elbit Systems of America2014-06-11
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