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Exelis Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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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
  • "Management changed in 2012 -- was no longer a place I enjoyed working at" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Company was sold to Harris Corp" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Range Operations Scheduler in VAFB, CA
    Former Employee - Range Operations Scheduler in VAFB, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exelis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My Management leads were beyond amazing and even all the way up to the Director level. I was always rewarded for a job well done. I was able to cross train and transfer departments, leading to knowledge growth. Group events were fun and morale boosting. Participated in community service.

    Cons

    That our main contract came to an end, it was truly difficult to part from such a great company. And, there are always interpersonal relationships that will be trying but, i can say that management really stepped in and re-mediated any issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the GREAT work!


  2. "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy your buyouts!

  3. "Great, but limited growth opportunities"

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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

    Nice company with flexible hours and cool technology.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career development.

    Advice to Management

    More advancement opportunities; clearer growth development from within the company.


  4. "Very dependent on your team."

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

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    Decent wage
    Decent benefits package
    Seemed to be growing

    Cons

    The team I worked for went too "lean." There was no redundancy if someone was sick or on vacation, which meant production was barely keeping up or constantly behind.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. 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.


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