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"Recent Unpleasant Changes"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Negative Outlook

Pros

Grea, dedicated cco-workers. Intetesting, varied work.when i first jpined the company, i had an upper management position. And i eas trested accordingly. I could also count pn other employees. They were hard workers. Management was informal

Cons

The company has started running scared. Most of Systems Div work is government and middle east based. Availble contracts are diminishing. Management is reacting poorly, making abrupt and short-sigjted decisions. People are circling the wagons and the once great work environment is suffering.

Advice to Management

Dont become chicken little. Keep the faith in employees. You hired people because you needed them. Slash and burn when this expertise is most needed is shortsighted.

Other Employee Reviews for Exelis

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Still a good place to work, but future is uncertain and soon may not have a job due to plant closure."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exelis (previously ITT) has always been a good place for me to work. Good salary. Good people to work with. Work is exciting and varies. Commute time is also short in Fort Wayne.

    Cons

    Job security is questionable. Closing plants. Future uncertain. Benefits are slowly declining on a yearly basis. I wish I could work here longer, but it's difficult to say what will happen.

    Advice to Management

    Tell your employees how long they can expect to have a job. Value your employees more than trying to save a few dollars.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Too few people doing real work"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Clifton, NJ
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Clifton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very generous vacation / PTO allotment.
    Small group of very smart / dedicated engineers.

    Cons

    Seems that a small percentage of people do real technical work. Way too many highly paid people serving in management / pseudo-management positions (not uncommon in defense contractors, but especially high here) that add little or nothing to getting work done.

    To a very real extent, pay / promotions based on age and nepotism, not ability.

    Advice to Management

    Management must figure out which employees are technically competent, and which employees talk big but do nothing. This is hard to do, as those who do the most work usually spend the least time bragging about it.

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