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Exelis Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  • Great work life balance with lots of hard working people (in 22 reviews)

  • Flexible working conditions, good pay and benefits (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Defense"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None
    Company was disorganized, confusing, and unclear about expectations
    Awesome company if you are a white male, otherwise you don't stand a chance

    Cons

    Management couldn't get its act together
    Not woman friendly
    Man dominated environment

    Advice to Management

    Better organization is needed to keep employees in the loop


  2. "Fiber optic cable fusion splicer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exelis (More than a year)

    Pros

    really nice co-workers while working in Iraq

    Cons

    time on this job was all in Iraq


  3. "Great challenges but low flexibility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company does really exciting things. I worked on GPS satellite systems and that's a rush you can't get at just any company.

    Additionally, some of the top engineers there are tremendous.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility. I had a horrendous manager, which can happen at any company, but it was exacerbated by the inability to move into another department.

    The pay and increases were also quite low. I understand a low up-front investment, but once somebody has proven themselves, don't be cheap on engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Don't run so lean - invest in your people and they will stay!


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  5. "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  6. "Exelis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends

    I have been working at Exelis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative product line in aerospace composite manufacturing.
    Excellent and constantly pursuing continuous improvement, in terms of software systems, data management systems, etc.
    Terrific ISO internal & external auditing systems.
    Good teamwork.
    Most recent acquisition seems to be a fabulous fit, with very stable and prosperous long term prospects, as evidenced by the immense investment being made in implementation of SAP system.

    Cons

    Very corporate culture, as opposed to a family atmosphere.
    Company frequently changes ownership - 3 separate owners in past year alone.

    Advice to Management

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  7. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Operator in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - CNC Operator in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place with friendly and respectable people Great pay as well.

    Cons

    They sold the company to Harris and closed the machine shop and other facilities.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. "Stock.clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Gastonia, NC
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Gastonia, NC

    I worked at Exelis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits health vision dental life

    Cons

    Not employee friendly at all


  9. "HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was a pretty fair company while it was known as Mission Systems in Colorado Springs but even then the environment was starting to deteriorate.

    Cons

    HR management at IS was totally self-centered and interested only in using employees to further their own self-interests.

    Advice to Management

    They didn't care as they were looking only for their own "golden parachute."


  10. "Environmental specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with study hours decent pay and great health insurance

    Cons

    Worked in Kuwait. No overtimey


  11. "Nice place with great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance with lots of hard working people.

    Cons

    Management seemed more interested in staying afloat rather than propelling us into the future.

    Advice to Management

    Provide direction please!



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