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Exelis Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Exelis President & CEO David F. Melcher
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Pros
  • Great work life balance with lots of hard working people (in 23 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, work life balance was good untIl schedule changed to 6 days a week (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor management which road blocks innovation (in 12 reviews)

  • Management changed in 2012 -- was no longer a place I enjoyed working at (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Principle Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clifton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clifton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    With traditional ITT culture, very good working relationship with workers

    Cons

    Old company need more new technology innovation

    Advice to Management

    Open mind to employee's suggestion to get new technology moving


  2. "Good starting place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start as new grad

    Cons

    Very structured, rigid protocols and rules

    Advice to Management

    Allow some flexibility with employees

  3. "Many Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities and many very intelligent and talented professionals

    Cons

    It's a typical corporate American company driven by revenue


  4. "Software"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok to work at Itt

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about them

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  5. "This company no longer exists"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    This company no longer exists, it is a part of Harris since 2015

    Cons

    It makes no sense to write about your experience with a company that is no longer hiring. Stop adding new reviews.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "All great until maternity leave"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Shirlington, VA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Shirlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very competitive wage, though as a woman, I found my male counterparts were making about 10-20% more than I was. Break room goodies unless you're on a client site.

    Cons

    Female boss had a chip on her shoulder. No oversight of management. Preferred working on site, not in their office.

    Advice to Management

    unattainable. You're put in a job, with no upward movement. Basic training, but nothing to advance you.


  7. "Security Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    Had a blast there when was Exelis

    Cons

    Had to leave when sold

  8. "Compliance Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    work-life balance and people. Had title but no authority to back.

    Cons

    can be pigeon-holed in role/salary


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poorly bid contracts"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team that I worked with was outstanding and worked very well togehter

    Cons

    The contracts were bid primarily to make the company look good for merges and to line the pockets of the executives. Due to poorly bid contracts the pay was well below average and raises were not only non-existent but not possible, as giving annual raises would actually be in violation with the contract

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your people better and you'll retain them much longer


  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    401k
    Coworkers
    Flex weeks in the summer

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.


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