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"Too much dead weight..."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Exelis full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good people, good challenging work

Cons

Younger staff is underpaid. Upper management not in touch with younger staff. Mid-level management good for the most part.

Advice to Management

Future of your company is dissatisfied with the lack of promotions and raises. Need to re-evaluate review process because the company is carrying a lot of dead weight.

Other Employee Reviews for Exelis

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Overall, Exelis is sinking, and it might be intentional"

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    Current Contractor - Quality Control in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Current Contractor - Quality Control in Kuwait City (Kuwait)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Exelis as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great starting contract. The chance to travel and pay is better than stateside jobs.

    Cons

    Too many cuts in pay and support for employees working outside the US. Daily food and living allowance have been dropped altogether. Many Americans have lost their position or employment in favor of cheaper foreign labor, further hurting our economy. Cost of living is 4 times higher here than stateside, and continues to rise, yet no adjustment to payscales to compensate. Sign on bonus, annual bonus has been eleminated except for upper managment. Transportation allowance is denied to employees who utilize housing allowence, which is 300-400 dollars less per month than what the company pays per employee in company housing. The customer has too much direct influence in the day to day operations, this creates a conflict of interest and hinders a smooth operation and final production. There are indications of intentional sabotage of said operations and final products on the part of management and customer. Most employees are kept in the dark until the last possible moment about the contract status and how it affects them.

    Advice to Management

    Improve overall support for your employees. Communicate information as it becomes available. Apply a basic customer heirarchy theorum to the operation, i.e. Customer<-worker<-lead<-supervisor<~manager. In other words, your direct supports are not happy but they deal directly with the end customer, who is not happy. I think area of focus is clear at this point.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "After 32 years of engineering, I can say this is the worst company I have dealt with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer

    I have been working at Exelis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The customer (i.e., the Government) has not found out how badly this company is run.

    Cons

    Management. Management. Management. Nearly every level from mid-level on up does not understand their core business technologies. And that would be ok, except they don't trust their technical staff. So they make decisions in a vacuum and have driven business and products into the ground. I've been here nearly 10 years and have yet to see one project succeed. 90% of the time it is due to decisions made by the program managers without the input of their technical staff.
    One additional concern is their ability to lie. The culture is supposed to be about 'doing the right thing' when it is really 'do whatever gets us paid.' Absolutely no ethics here. Oh... and again, where does this come from? Management.

    Advice to Management

    Quit your job and go back to managing at McDonald's where you are competent.

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