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L-3 Vertex Reviews

Updated January 26, 2017
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  1. "A Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job Security was great. Home office being out of state was a benefit in some ways, a detriment in others.

    Cons

    Worst medical plan I've ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Research better Medical plan. Consider Cigna. And pay the premiums.


  2. "It is what is it"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Rockwall, TX
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Rockwall, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High compensation, lot's of time off

    Cons

    Aetna health insurance, culture of "good ol boys" club


  3. "Sr. Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stronger together - L3 and tw telecom.

    Cons

    Displaced several good people thru layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell people that everyone is going to keep their job, when this was not true.


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  5. "Avionics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L-3 Vertex full-time

    Pros

    The pay was good. The people I worked with were great. The travel was interesting, places I wouldn't think to vacation with my family.

    Cons

    A lot of time away from home. If you don't have an A&P license there is virtually no room for advancement. The jobs are dependent on government contracts that can fluctuate at any time.

    Advice to Management

    I saw a lot of great coworkers get laid off during some downsizing and they were never called back when new contracts were awarded or when existing contracts were expanded. This is a true loss of assets and experience.


  6. "Aircraft Journey Man"

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    Former Employee - Journeyman in Wetmore, TX
    Former Employee - Journeyman in Wetmore, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work, Life, Benefits, Health, 401, and Career Opportunities

    Cons

    Need longer term contracts on Job offers

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Good work Hiring Vets


  7. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Avionics Technician II in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician II in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L-3 Vertex full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment with for professional aviation technicians and mechanics alike. Fair compensation for off site travel. Ever changing aircraft so learning never gets stagnant.
    Good Benifits.

    Cons

    L-3 Vertex at the Alliance Airport location is a subcontractor. No matter how permanent your position seems you are still a contractor and that means every few years your job is in jeopardy. L-3 management is constantly butting heads with the customer which causes work place tension at times.

    Advice to Management

    Tap the vast knowledge of your work force for important maintenance decisions. You are on the same team, they will not lead you wrong.


  8. "An example of what is wrong with every other American company that puts profits ahead of employees and customers."

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I cannot think of any.

    Cons

    Worst managed business ever, terrible insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Put priority on what is best for employees and customers. Maybe even hire ENOUGH employees!!! The profits will be better than ever. It seems to be a hard lesson to learn, just study Mercedes Benz business model.


  9. "It Depends"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Madison, MS
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Madison, MS

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent, depending on the contract you're working under.
    L-3 VERTEX and other L-3 divisions always have positions available world-wide, so if you're willing or want to relocate, it's easy.
    Company is involved with a lot of projects in many different areas, so if your current job isn't satisfying, you can move to another more interesting project if you're willing to relocate.

    Cons

    If your project deals with mature common technology and aircraft, Vertex does a great job. If your project deals with a brand new aircraft or technology, Vertex is WAY over its head. Vertex is primarily an aircraft modification and flight operations support company. If you're supporting a fleet of Beech King Air aircraft, the project will run smoothly. Otherwise, be prepared to deal with incompetent engineers who don't know how to say "I don't know".
    Expense reports take a minimum of 20 working days to process and there is no paper trail. When I worked for them, I was sent to Afghanistan for two weeks. The round trip business class flight from Atlanta to Kandahar, hotel, etc. was charged to my AMEX card (Aproximately $10,000). I submitted an expense report for the plane ticket the day after the ticket was purchased. I didn't get reimbursed until 35 days later. I paid the AMEX bill myself to avoid late fees and damage to my credit. This is a common occurrence. All expense reports are done ON PAPER and there is no electronic "trail" to follow to see where the report is in the approval process. This is a common issue. Management won't even try to come up with a status until four weeks (20 business days) after the report was initially submitted.
    Vertex does shoddy aircraft maintenance, or at least the group I worked for did. The contract I worked under was a fixed price based on flying hours. I personally saw worn tires that had been removed at the direction of a customer pilot reinstalled on another aircraft with the hope that another pilot would accept them. $$$ takes precedence over safety!
    Poor communication from all levels of management. Management tends to be in "putting out fires" mode rather than preventing problems in the first place. In my experience, the ONLY time management communicated with staff was if there was an emergency.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to projects that you are capable of supporting.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Feild service engineer"

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

    Pros

    Good benifits, decent pay, well structured management.

    Cons

    Disruptive coworkers not dealt with by supervisors.


  11. "File Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at L-3 Vertex full-time

    Pros

    1) Great work environment.
    2) Very professional work environment.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.



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