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"Great place to learn and grow, but your position won't grow with you"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Textron Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

There's plenty to do, and latitude to work in different areas, try things, learn things.
You will learn new skills.
You will be given new responsibilities.
Sometimes you get to see demos of UAVs or other very cool stuff.
Flexible schedules usually aren't a problem at AAI if you communicate with your boss.

Cons

For one project, the management had already made a capital purchase (over $10M) but had employees "debate" which system to purchase.
If you are hired on as an intern or as an entry level employee, your salary and position will not grow to match the level of your work and responsibilities.
At some point you will have to quit to be fairly compensated.
Former CEO sold some land to make the company books better so Textron would buy AAI - now there's a Wal*Mart right next door.

Advice to Management

Reign in the nepotism.
Don't let ego guide policy or purchasing decisions.
Be upfront about your decisions and policies - communicate clearly with your subordinates without doublespeak.

Other Employee Reviews for Textron Systems

  1. "It was ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Field Engineer III in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Contractor - Field Engineer III in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at Textron Systems as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company therefore things like flex schedules and leave are approved quickly

    Cons

    no oppurtunity for personel growth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Inexperienced Defense Contractor trying to play in the big leagues with the real defense contractors"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, hard working, go the extra mile to accomplish tasks on schedule

    Cons

    Naive, no business development expertise, prototype shop trying to be DoD manufacturer

    Advice to Management

    More in house Training and less 60 hour weeks for your top performers

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