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L-3 Communications Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "What's on the surface"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L-3 Communications full-time

    Pros

    Well known company that's been around for quite a while

    Cons

    Large company with, what appears to be, great opportunities on the surface, but lots of backdoor deals and cliques that create a very political atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep close watch on business managers and ensure your values cascade down to all levels within the company. Your managers don't tell you everything.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Burlington, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Each division is it's own entity, so you get the feel of a smaller company with the benefits of a larger company. Most of the employees are good, nice, smart people, several former military.

    Cons

    Because each division is small-ish, there was not a lot of room for growth.


  3. "Cleaned House"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They promote within, great pay.

    Cons

    Friends and family plan, was a lot of nepotism but management caught on and cleaned house.


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  5. "Overall, a good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company; no offshoring of jobs.

    Cons

    Support from Corporate HQ needs improvement. Responses to queries and questions take time.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money in the business.


  6. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - President and General Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - President and General Manager in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and benefits. Definitely a good place to work.

    Cons

    None at this current time.


  7. "Office Services Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Office Services Supervisor in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Office Services Supervisor in Rock Hill, SC

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

    Pros

    Great Job. Great perks and great co-workers

    Cons

    I have no negative thing to say


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lot's of Bored People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L-3 Communications full-time

    Pros

    the company had great benefits, a great schedule, a generous time-off program, excellent education-reimbursement program, and made interesting products

    Cons

    There wasn't enough work to do. I was constantly wondering how I would fill up my 10-hour day because it was a rare occasion for work to come across my desk. I tried to address this with my boss, but he seemed to recognize that a lack of work was the status quo, and not something to worry about.

    Advice to Management

    The company could probably do just fine with 2/3 of the staff that it had when I was there. I think they were focused on maximizing the amount of money they bill the government, and as a result, they justify adding headcount when there really isn't work to do. If they would focus on maximizing the value they deliver to the government, that would be better.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Nice company needs update"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great reputation, good products. Has been in business for many years and employees stay for long periods of time. Some have worked there their whole life

    Cons

    Management is old world and profitablility suffers due to management desire to meet KPI's Many employees stay in their jobs for a long period of time without promotion

    Advice to Management

    When possible try and promote promising employees. The stagnation can be very harmful to morale and creativeness


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Proposal Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have every other Friday off

    Cons

    Lay-offs happen frequently & not handled professionally


  11. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, schedule. Fun company parties for families.

    Cons

    Too much to be done and slightly understaffed. Always could be putting in 60+ hours a week.



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