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"Good pay, good insurance, long hours, no concern for employee well-being"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Kuwait (Kuwait)
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Kuwait (Kuwait)
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Exelis as a contractor

Pros

Pay for Kuwait is about double of the same position in the US (60 hr work week though). Affordable travel since you are in the Mideast.

Cons

Promote from within policy means you could end up with managers who are better suited for other jobs. Remote sites living conditions are the same as a stationed soldier (not good) and no additional compensation vs. the non-remote employees (nice shared apartment and car in the city). There seems to be a sense that a revolving door is a better business strategy than retaining competent talent.

Advice to Management

Learn to manage. Read your own handbook and apply policy evenly.

Other Employee Reviews for Exelis

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Kuwait experience overall was great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Al Aḩmadī (Kuwait)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Al Aḩmadī (Kuwait)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Exelis as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overseas money is always great. A lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of true management and leadership. Values were only words on a poster. Good ole boys club. Good people were not valued for their work ethics. Integrity lacked within management. Employees were not motiviated to do well. Too many made up job titles.

    Advice to Management

    Believe in the values and ensure your leaders follow them. Mentor and coach the leaders that are there. Remove those that do not meet the standards.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth the money they pay you to work overseas"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Exelis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits i.e. health, dental, etc...

    Cons

    Low pay, poor management, government cut backs, etc...


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