Exelis Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2019

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3.0
49%
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39%
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Exelis President & CEO David F. Melcher
David F. Melcher
173 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, good benefits, work life balance was good untIl schedule changed to 6 days a week(in 29 reviews)

  • "Company Events, Smart & Friendly People, Good Benefits(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Difficult to move up - upper management is aloof(in 37 reviews)

  • "Company was sold to Harris Corp(in 23 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Collection Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Exelis for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent company to hire on with. Benefits package is excellent.

    Cons

    Turnover is fairly high but that is part of the intelligence community as a contractor.

  2. "Overall good experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Exelis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Travel schedule, pay, and benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Few raises and little upward mobility outside of engineering.


  3. "Slow and Steady"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits package

    Cons

    Job Security, a lot of "right sizing" ahead of the merger with Harris.

  4. "Excellent company, good advancement, good benefits."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Clifton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, advancement, people, atmosphere

    Cons

    Micromanage, and sometimes too much stress

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "When it was good, it was good!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior FPGA Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people were great. Engineers, technicians, and lower-level mgmt. did a great job staying focused and organized.

    Cons

    Upper level managers and business development did not focus on the future of the company. They seemingly looked towards investors and not towards new product development.

  6. "Great people!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    I was always busy and there were a lot of different projects to keep me actively involved.

    Cons

    Top management was indecisive.

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  7. "Anonymous"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Exelis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked with super cool people, really made a great impact in my life.

    Cons

    Work-life balance doesn't exist.

  8. "Material Planner"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and competitive pay

    Cons

    Employee morale could be better, and the amount of family members being hired seems to be abnormal.

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  9. "Solid Company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. A wide range of opportunities.

    Cons

    Company was sold to Harris Corp.

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  10. "Great, but limited growth opportunities"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    Nice company with flexible hours and cool technology.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career development.

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