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Updated Jun 17, 2019

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3.0
48%
Recommend to a Friend
40%
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Exelis President & CEO David F. Melcher
David F. Melcher
199 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)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    CNC Operator in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exelis

    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

    Exelis2016-09-02
  2. "Slow and Steady"

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    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.

    Exelis2019-06-17
  3. "Solid Company"

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    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!

    Exelis2018-01-04
  4. "Yikes !!!"

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

    I worked at Exelis full-time for 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.

    Exelis2016-12-12
  5. "Nice working environment"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Lompoc, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Exelis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They send people for IT training

    Cons

    they are own now by harris

    Exelis2016-05-29
  6. "In Transition"

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     in Mc Lean, VA

    I worked at Exelis for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of capable technical talent. Friendly people with desire to perform well for the customer.

    Cons

    This company was spun off by ITT in 2011, and then acquired by Harris in 2015. Management cacapbilities are inconsistent. Some senior leaders don't really care about people.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people more. Understand what it takes to achieve the requirements you commit to when bidding the job and undertaking the contract.

    Exelis2016-04-23
  7. "Sadly lost in processes that don't make sense and losing all their talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    Good CAD tools, some very nice people when you find them

    Cons

    Poor management which road blocks innovation. People live by the status quo. There is a culture of fear and blaming. Too many more to list. Now it's been sold to Harris.

    Exelis2016-04-27
  8. "Great while it lasted..."

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    Staff Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Exelis

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, good benefits. Exelis, formerly ITT looked out for their employees and valued their experience.

    Cons

    Poor long term planning, slow reaction to changing defense environment, led to downsizing, then buyout by Harris

    Advice to Management

    Cuts were made quickly by Harris, and did not show that they researched in depth what other areas would be impacted.

    Exelis2016-01-19
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. FA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Exelis full-time

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros...

    Cons

    Stay away. The organization was acquired by Harris and hopefully they can make necessary changes. The work environment was bureaucratic and as a result less productive.

    Exelis2016-02-02
  10. "No Vision, No Contracts, No Job Security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart folks to work with in my immediate facility.

    Cons

    Since the Harris takeover, there is a complete lack of vision, experience, and long term strategic planning. They are wiping out entire buildings of valuable BD assets without taking the impact into consideration. No more PTO, poor quality of life, employees are considered a liability rather than asset. It's a shame what became of ITT and now Exelis. Watch the demise of Harris if they stay on this path, USG contracts will view the company as too high risk.

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    Advice to Management

    Understand who your employees are and leverage their experience and capabilities rather than layoff massive Exelis employees; keeping Harris employees.

    Exelis2016-01-12
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