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L3 Technologies Reviews

Updated May 22, 2018
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L3 Technologies Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Christopher E. Kubasik
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Pros
  • Great company, awesome culture, benefits and 9/80 work schedule (in 85 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits is very competitive (in 65 reviews)

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  1. "AFS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at L3 Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The salary and benefits were excellent.

    Cons

    Communication between shifts was lacking at times causing confusion and tasks to be repeated.


  2. "Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L3 Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Work with a lot of great people

    Cons

    Hard to advance without a degree

    Advice to Management

    Pretty good to work with.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "An excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Tulsa, OK
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L3 Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Fair compensation package
    Lots of promise and room for growth
    People seem to really care about what they do

    Cons

    Out-dated work model: Monday- Friday 8-5 type of place. Needs to modernize ASAP. I have many friends who would love to work there if not the lack of flexibility in the work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Join 2018 and study modern business practices.
    New talent is not going to embrace the lack of a flexible work environment. Offer people the opportunity to work four tens like many other companies. Money is not everything and flexibility in work hours goes a LONG way in recruiting new talent.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L3 Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Will gain experience, lots of opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Red tape but expected with a large company


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits, good people and decent culture. Managers care about their people, and the company values employee opinions. Will work well with your schedule if you are in school or in the military. The work helps the war fighters and gives you a sense of pride.

    Cons

    Layoffs seem to be a tool management uses too often. This has hurt the culture. The amount of work seems to be drying up some, but is cyclical.

    Advice to Management

    Try to level load the work better instead of pulling in work to meet corporate numbers. This leaves holes in production causing layoffs or hiring frenzies. It hurts the culture and reduces loyalty to the company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "less than one year"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L3 Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Respectful, agile, honestly addressing customer needs and motivated for honest continuous improvement

    Cons

    Frankly the best job I've ever had!

    Advice to Management

    good luck with the continued growth and bodacious vision


  7. "Managing Director"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Dallas, TX
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at L3 Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay. Strong Support Service team!

    Cons

    average benefits. Upper management was a bit out of touch with operations

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent People, Steady Job"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Salt Lake City, UT
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L3 Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, a lot of great people. This is an excellent place for anyone interested in RF communications and digital signal processing.

    Cons

    As with any large company, there are politics involved.


  9. "New ideas wanted."

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    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Leesburg, VA
    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in Leesburg, VA
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    L3 is a company with a diverse and accepting work force. There is a decent amount of flexibility with the working hours and with a 9/80 schedule you have every other Friday off. Pay is above average.

    Cons

    Like most big companies there are unfunded mandates that provide unneeded stress to those required to implement them.
    The orientation of new employees is substandard.
    Most of the technology we work with in our location is somewhat dated.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a centralized repository for policies, procedures and other handy information for divisions with multiple locations.


  10. "Earnest, Collaborative, Transgender & Age Inclusive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, TX
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    After working in the L3 Link headquarters for six months, these things stand-out to me:

    1. Earnestness: people here take their work, and relationships seriously. I mean this in the most positive way - people make an effort.

    2. Collaborative: people work together as a team here, where some teams are organized & persistent and more are ad hoc & temporary. My job is to analyze & synthesize ideas, and I have found myself seeking various Subject Matter Experts, and as I have done so, I have developed & grown relationships. In all this there seems to be a "flattening" of any hierarchy, where people at all levels collaborate to contribute their own piece of the whole. I see this quite a lot around me. (At the same time, this does not impinge upon those who need to work alone.)

    3. Transgender Inclusive: this is crucial for me because I am a woman of transgender experience, one of very few female engineers among hundreds of male ones. With the strong male & military influence here, I had braced for a backlash against my personhood - this has not happened. People here are respected for how they contribute to our goals, and my "trans-ness" (where is it know or recognized) is simply a feature of my personal background, and it is almost completely irrelevant. Nice! Some years ago, I underwent a gradual & gentle transition from male expression, form & role to female, and this change was positively embraced (with virtually no pushback); that I could become *myself*, a competent, appreciated working woman in a largely male workplace is pricelessly valuable to me. Moreover, there are a handful of transgender people working at our site, and from what I can see, they too are well received.

    3. Age Inclusive: as an aging engineer, I have been concerned that I would be "pushed-out" because I am "pushing sixty." Amazingly, I have found people my age (and older) technologists at every level of seniority, working without (apparent) fear that they will be pushed-out by younger workers. The professional wisdom (hard & soft knowledge + experience) we bring to our work is appreciated here. Again, we are results-oriented here.

    These four things I listed have been my personal observation, but this has also been supported by conversations I have had with my manager and our HR director. Certainly this is no "Eden" to work in, but here again, the good will of our "earnestness" seems to drive us in positive directions personally and professionally.

    Cons

    I miss working remotely; L3 Link seems to be phasing-out their remote workers. I worked this way for nearly a decade, along with most of my team, and we performed superbly. (The reason I am back in the office is that the program I am working in requires me to be on-site for government security purposes.)

    Through the years, increasingly tightened IT security policies have made it increasingly difficult for software developers to get their jobs done, reducing productivity and sapping joy from the work. By removing more and more machine privileges from our computers, it becomes increasingly difficult to do our work, and in some cases it becomes impossible to do what we need to do. Our tools are important to us and we feel shackled by the restrictions put upon us.

    Advice to Management

    Please reconsider remote working, if not full-time, then part-time. The place & time flexibility of working remotely has been crucial for me to be able to balance my work responsibilities with my caregiving ones (both for my immediate and extended families).


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