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Exelis Reviews

Updated October 23, 2017
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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)

  • They sold the company to Harris and closed the machine shop and other facilities (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Technical Program Manager"

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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 people. Sometimes fun stuff to work on.

    Cons

    Company often had a hard time pleasing customer due to unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you only sign contracts you can deliver on.

  3. "Great People, but Rigid Structure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    Company Events, Smart & Friendly People, Good Benefits.

    Cons

    While I was there, implementing new technologies was tough to do due to the rigid nature of the programs.


  4. "ITT, Exelis, Harris"

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    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, good benefits, good work/life balance, un-stressful work environment, exciting products, interesting processes

    Cons

    Lack of stability due to uncertain government business and questionable leadership decisions, union workforce, elimination of retirement plan, bloated org chart

    Advice to Management

    Reduce risk in business decisions, thin out management and eliminate redundant levels, eliminate union workforce, encourage improved cohesion between departments


  5. "Collection Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Exelis (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.


  6. "Ended too soon"

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

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

    Pros

    I had excellent opportunities to learn new skills and challenge myself. Worked with a great team of knowledgeable engineers. Best work experience of my life.

    Cons

    The night vision business went bad and they ran low on funding for my department. This lead to staffing cuts and ultimately my departure.

    Advice to Management

    I have no insight on whether the night vision business is a good investment anymore. They did well to pursue making the product cheaper and available to non-military customers and increasing the flexibility of how you could use NV products.


  7. "Exelis Kuwait"

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    Former Employee - Armament Mechanic in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Armament Mechanic in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exelis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I got most of the pay I was entitled...

    Cons

    Horrible Management, Would hire new employees even if they didn't meet minimum experience and expect you to pick up the slack. If you weren't in the Cool Guy Club you got nothing but disrespect and zero chance of promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Hire decent Supervisors and Managers. Stop lowering minimum requirements to fill slots with new employees. Pay the employees with the experience and your turnover rate wouldn't be compared to a revolving door.

  8. "Overall Great Place to Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Elmont, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Elmont, NY

    I worked at Exelis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great Pay
    -Friendly Employees
    -Encouraged employees to partake in company activities (e.g. Marcum Workplace Challenge)

    Cons

    -Some of the tasks were boring...but hey, you're an intern!
    -Was assigned an upper level engineer to work under/be mentored by; I wish that we had a lot more interactions.


  9. "Exelis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    Good challenges; motivated and smart colleagues

    Cons

    Bureaucracy; ivory tower mentality; manage up


  10. "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Indian Harbour Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Indian Harbour Beach, FL
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exelis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Respectful, helpful company with integrity.

    Cons

    Too attractive for big-company buy-outs!

    Advice to Management

    Rock on!


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