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L-3 Communications Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. "Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Londonderry, NH
    Former Employee - Technician in Londonderry, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L-3 Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family Oriented and allow company outings once a year.

    Cons

    Strict and pay rate is very low. For a big company their Raises are poor and work done by employees doesn't get enough credit.

    Advice to Management

    Very low


  2. "Very good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vandenberg AFB, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vandenberg AFB, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L-3 Communications (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They really teach you everything

    Cons

    They have the best training

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  3. "Great Company to work for, well compensated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Christmas party and company picnic, bonus, 12 days paid holiday

    Cons

    Lack of innovation, and not enough manufacturing space.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. RF Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work. Relatively advanced technologically, has benefits, interesting projects,.

    Cons

    People pressed to work overtime (hourly employees) and salaried are expected to work over 40 hrs as well


  6. "Production Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Londonderry, NH
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Londonderry, NH
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L-3 Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, people are great to work with. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    L-3 has been averaging 3 RIF's (Reduction In Force) a year since the sale of Insight Technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize, train, and give feedback to existing employees to become better contributors (communication).


  7. "Okay Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits other than insurance. Insurance is ridiculously expensive and doesn't cover half of what Tricare does.

    Even if you are underperforming, it takes a while to get fired.

    If you like working by yourself in a cubicle all day then this is a good gig.

    Cons

    No collaboration
    No mentorship
    Bureaucracy hinders innovation
    No windows and sometimes very long work hours

    Advice to Management

    The onboarding process needs work. There's not a lot of guidance when you start working here and it's very difficult to find senior members who have time and knowledge to help you progress in your field.


  8. "Professional Services Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Patrick AFB, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Patrick AFB, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L-3 Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, scope of projects

    Cons

    limited upward mobility. Management does not always walk the talk

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Horrible company to work for, beware of L3!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Londonderry, NH
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Londonderry, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L-3 Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for L3 that I ever saw.

    Cons

    They will bring you on as a full time employee with benefits (luring you away from the job you have seniority at) only for you to find out that they were staffing up for a project they didn't have yet and they weren't honest with you. I left 5-1/2 years of seniority for a 6 figure salary and they laid me off after 3 months when they lost a contract.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to the people you hire. I understand that contracts are lost and cancelled, it's the way of the world. BUT if you're trying to staff up for a project that isn't a done deal at least be honest and tell people what they will really be ... contractors. Don't lure them in a high salary and full benefits only to lay them off 3 months later. Oh, and you should fire your entire senior management staff @ the Londonderry NH facility, they are horrible at their jobs.


  10. "Link Simulation and Training"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Engineer and Test Director in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Program Engineer and Test Director in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L-3 Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great product and superb engineers.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you will do.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Are you a yes person?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Contractor in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at L-3 Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cultivation of some peer relationships

    Cons

    No support from management. No vacation at start unless you pay for it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to positions that are constantly revolving, and issues brought to your attention, and acknowledge people often leave managers, not companies. Listen to people who have actual real world experience, education and knowledge of managing MULTIPLE million dollar contracts the right way and not just one contract for the whole of their career. Was suggested I not challenge years of managing a contract incorrectly because "that's the way it's always been done". Nothing I suggested or brought to attention of management was supported or acknowledged, however was later "discovered" as a deficiency or something that should not be done. If your're a yes person, agree with rewarding bad behavior of others, desire to be a part of a clique or else...this is the place for you.


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