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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. "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


  2. "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!

  3. "Depends on department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clifton, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clifton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is laid back and atmosphere is laid back. Flexible schedule depending on your team

    Cons

    First job out of college I was put on projects where I wasnt learning much besides small system admin stuff. I came as a software engineer


  4. "Yikes !!!"

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    Former Employee - Technical in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Technical in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    managers don't usually breathe down your neck.

    Cons

    Top heavy management can't compete in an LPTA environment. The only thing that's changed now that they're Harris is the name and even MORE layers of management. Pay is below industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Cut your bonus and pay the people who actually DO the work.


  5. "Defense"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Exelis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location in Mall area

    Cons

    Culture - non communicative Isolation- Nothing done to fix problem wen reported to HR


  6. "Defense"

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    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


  7. "Fiber optic cable fusion splicer"

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    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

  8. "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!


  9. "Exelis"

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    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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  10. "Great Company"

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    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


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