Textron - Fairly positive company in benefits and philosophy, but in reality they fail to value the individual employees. | Glassdoor
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"Fairly positive company in benefits and philosophy, but in reality they fail to value the individual employees."

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Former Employee - Supply Chain in Fort Worth, TX
Former Employee - Supply Chain in Fort Worth, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Textron full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The company culture is positive and includes benefits, and a focus on returning to the community via service projects. Many promotions are from within, but when it is time for budgetary reductions, the individual employees move to the top of the list of expendable items.

Cons

The personality of the CIO was a key factor in issues like the flexibility to work from home. It was unfortunate that in an area that has a goal of improving electronic communication and processes, the folks at the top expect to see "a butt in the chair" as a way of determining a productive employee.

Other Employee Reviews for Textron

  1. Helpful (5)

    "High turnover, advancement opportunities are few and far between."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IA Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - IA Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textron (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gain familiarity with industry tools. Education reimbursement, limited personal training budget.

    Cons

    General dissatisfaction with management, expected to work extended hours at no additional pay. For example, if on salary, 40 hours a week must be worked, hours 40-45 are completely unpaid. Additional hours could be charged if approved, but there is rarely any money to do so.
    Sadly, Textron has a recent focus on interns to boost revenue from the government by charging the same rate for inexperienced interns as full time employees.
    As of this writing, yearly promotions are 1 1\2 months late.

    Advice to Management

    Your best talent has no real reason to stay. Fix the culture, advancement and benefits top stay competitive. There is a reason new hires aren't staying long.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Ok, not great, Old Boy Network Management Style"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge, multi billion dollar company, advancement opportunities, nice location in RI and exciting and challenging work.

    Cons

    Management runs the place blind. No concept of weeding out inefficient, and dare I say moronic employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the old boy network mentality and focus on retaining great employees. In the long run, the morons you seem to like and often promote will ruin this company. Stop focusing on the end game and start focusing on the process. CEO and management all need to calm down and really look at who is responsible for the past success of the company and who has the brains, loyalty and work ethic going forward for future success. And reward them!

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