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L3 Technologies Camden Reviews

Updated March 5, 2017
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Camden, NJ

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  • work life balance bit tough to maintain (in 22 reviews)

  • Lots of moving upper management and requisitions make it difficult to understand the future of employees (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Security Officer"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L3 Technologies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    Do not give you enough Hours.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Even HR is leaving this place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at L3 Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good here. The flexible work schedule balances out the amount of overtime they expect all employees to put in

    Cons

    The executive/senior managers dont care about what the employees go thru with their managers, even when you tell them directly that you are being disrespected and treated unfair! Two good HR people left Camden, and nobody batted a lash or asked why they left, even though we all know why nothing happened. The company is driven by the old mighty dollar and dont care about having a positive work environment. Corporate office reigns down new stuff for the divisions to do but dont give clear or complete instructions

    Advice to Management

    If HR is doing bad, than the whole place is doing bad..Have a climate review by an outside consultant and find out what people REALLY need and how we feel about the company and the managers. Just cause somebody been with a company for a longtime doesnt mean they are happy and does not mean they are motivated to do their best work.

  3. "Great company for software interns"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Camden, NJ
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at L3 Technologies as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice, laid back work environment with good management structure and helpful coworkers. They did a good job of mentoring me as an intern.

    Cons

    Slow on-boarding process, and some requests take a long time to happen. Also some of my fellow interns didn't have quite as good a mentoring experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job, and keep hiring great people into your company. Make sure your mentors for the interns are willing participants in the partnership.


  4. "Great company - I just had a questionable location"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Camden, NJ
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Camden, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at L3 Technologies as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a 9/80 schedule, so having off every other Friday was awesome. L-3 was in a hiring season, so everyone was very motivated to do well. As an intern, I felt very welcome and supported.

    Cons

    I worked at the branch in Camden, NJ. After a quick google of Camden NJ, it's easy to see why the location wasn't exactly desirable. Aside from that, it's a great company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Before I left, there were talks of installing video games in the lobbies; it's a cool idea!


  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L3 Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, good benefits, competitive salaries

    Cons

    high risk cutting edge development programs can be stressful and very time consuming.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology and good pay.

    Cons

    No vision and no mentoring.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of nepotism.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Getting Better"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Camden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L3 Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, significant push towards rapid prototyping, managment is willing to listen to employees ideas, comfortable work/life balance, will pay full tuition for part-time graduate degree

    Cons

    Baggage of being an old company, significant red tape due to being military contractor, aging workforce

    Advice to Management

    reduce red tape, increase customer-engineer interaction, make parking spaces wider!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Engineering Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L3 Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge SW development; top notch people to work with.

    Cons

    Although it is on the waterfront across the Del River from Philadelphia, Camden's surrounding area needs revitalization.

    Advice to Management

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Your Normal Defense Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Camden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L3 Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Able to do meaningful work for my country

    Cons

    Change is very slow at this company when things aren't going well.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of flexibility, but lots of downsides that come with it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Easy to get vacation time off
    Fair Starting Pay
    Good benefits before the market crash
    Generally very nice people

    Cons

    The processes are fruitless much of the time and they NEVER END.
    The engineering union has no bargaining power and gets pushed around by the company.
    Raises are always around half of actual inflation, making you poorer every year.
    Few people in HR are actually there to be on the employee's side; the only one that was got laid off.
    Depending on your discipline of engineering, the type of work can be truly monotonous and you wonder why a high-schooler isn't getting paid minimum wage for what you are doing. You can get dumber as time goes on while working there, until you are trapped and no other companies want you because you were not able to keep your skills sharp.
    Plenty of other things to complain about, but it isn't worth my time. Honestly.

    Advice to Management

    For the local management in the Camden office specifically (those left, anyway), process is meant to be a guideline, not an iron fist. When it is constantly hurting the bottom line, process needs to incorporate flexibility or be temporarily thrown out in favor of a more meaningful approach for that situation. There is no such thing as the optimum or ideal process. That's why humans have something called judgement. We can make the better choices that a document cannot. Simply amending processes each time a new issue arises brings us to only one result - creating a new problem in another area while making the overall process yet even MORE complicated and difficult to follow. In the end, that means internal barriers to success all over the company.


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