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Pros
  • Good salary for the location of position (in 3 reviews)

  • Can start at the Help desk and move around to more technical areas (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Long trips spent away from home (in 3 reviews)

  • Was not the most well paying company and senior management was just recycled friends of other (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "ITT Review"

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    Former Employee - Country Security Risk Manager in Sheridan, CO
    Former Employee - Country Security Risk Manager in Sheridan, CO
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ITT Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Long trips spent away from home.


  2. "Deployed Overseas"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relatively flexible, pay is good for working conditions, company pays for housing and food. Experience is mainly based on the location and the people you work with. Able to relocate easily if needed.

    Cons

    Jobs in overseas locations especially in combat zones are not determined until arriving in area; assignment is basically based on the needs of the company. You're only told what country you will be at, not necessarily the locale.

  3. "Decent place to retire in"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Monrovia, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Monrovia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ITT Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is stable with good working environment. Good work-life balance: you come in on time and leave on time. Professional office setting - with large open space (nice sized offices and cubicles). Good benefits and have room for personal growth.

    Cons

    Things move slow, managers don't want to "change" anything and "shake things up". New technology is rarely encouraged. Too much legacy systems and "old ways" of doing things still supported.


  4. "Team work is a must."

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    Former Employee - ADPE Technician in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - ADPE Technician in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ITT Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Money,good benefits, fulltime work and some over time too.

    Cons

    Contract work comes and goes.

    Advice to Management

    Have lower management in there right positions. And stop hiring by the good old boy system.


  5. "Very good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Lead Space Operations Controller in Monrovia, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Space Operations Controller in Monrovia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ITT Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training, advancement and company goals and values.

    Cons

    Human Resources needs to be balanced and employer friendly.


  6. "It was exciting and rewarding."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ITT Systems full-time

    Pros

    Comradery of team members-the interaction with the many army units on Fort Bragg.

    Cons

    It was only contract work and about 250 of us were laid off when ITT did not win the new Bid.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job the best you can and others will notice and Big things come to those who wait with patiences.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Was able to gain some valuable experience within the DOD industry from a phenomenal leader."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    My manager was a phenomenal leader and mentor who really taught me some invaluable lessons and instruction during my employment there. The employees both within the corporate office and in the field in Afghanistan, both U.S. Citizen and Foreign National, both the custodian cleaning the bathroom and the V.P. of Operations, all felt important and represented equally. She was a true leader.

    The original LOGCAP HR / Mgmt team had some excellent leaders among them! They were respected for their high values and ethical standards. It was such a shame to see them split up by upper management.

    Cons

    Unfortunately when large contracts with large amounts of money come into play, a companies ethics start becoming challenged. Employees hired for overseas contracts were not always given the correct information or provided everything stated in the contract. Many things "over looked", or "forgotten", in sake of the employee working overseas. Unfortunately, it does seem to be the "name of the game" in this particular industry, however I was hoping this company would have been the one to set the standard and do the right thing for the employees that work in these danger zones.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.
    — H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Army general

  8. "Large corporate structure, but everyone is an engineer and easy to relate to."

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    Former Intern - Civil Engineering Intern in Monrovia, CA
    Former Intern - Civil Engineering Intern in Monrovia, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ITT Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You got to work for NASA/JPL, and be a part of the team that guarantees transmissions to and from space. Everyone believes in the mission, and there are some die-hard JPL'ers embedded in the ITT staff. Reasonable hours (no more than 40 hrs/wk for interns), and a good balance of field work and office work. Everyone on staff seemed very friendly and approachable.

    Cons

    I was a college intern for a summer. The work got a bit tedious at times (at one point I was just cutting labels and putting them in binders), but that's part of the job I suppose.


  9. "It was a life time experience that we were a world class factory that build US amry raidio, hi tech, new equipment."

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    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good pay, good management, clean an safe.

    Cons

    Defence cut, or new technology that we don't have.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "ITT systems division HQ is focused on running and growing DoD services-based programs"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Business Development in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends

    Pros

    People and teamwork
    Interesting challenging work
    All hands meeting to keep employees informed

    Cons

    ITT Systems does not do a good job at strategizing for the future resulting in lots of effort to be placed on unplanned initiatives requiring putting out a lot of fires.
    There is a disconnect between senior managers and individuals that do the work
    Program management functions between program areas (business lines) is inconsistent
    Recognition for good work can be improved
    Senior managers are not professionally trained

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead, strategize, and prepare for the future
    Recognize employees for their contributions beyond the paper certificate and award ceremony
    Remove organizational layers to facilitate work and reduce overhead


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