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L3 Technologies Reviews

Updated December 11, 2018
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L3 Technologies Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Christopher E. Kubasik
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  • "9/80 work schedule subsidized sodas" (in 91 reviews)

  • "Pay and benefits is very competitive" (in 67 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work whether you're here for a few years or few decades"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Greenville, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Greenville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L3 Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Flex time schedule that has recently been enhanced
    - Good (though not industry-leading) pay
    - Great benefits
    - Good work/life balance for most groups, most of the time (exceptions exist). Due to nature of the work it's actually quite difficult to "take work home with you", so you get to leave it at work when you're done for the day/week
    - A good work culture; I have enjoyed working with the vast majority of my coworkers/supervisors

    Cons

    - Plenty of restrictions and rules at the facility and regarding what you can talk about outside of work due to clearance/security requirements. You get used to it but some groups/areas are very strict by necessity
    - As in almost every company of this size, some groups/managers are worse to work for than others
    - Raises, other than typical ~5% for promotions or yearly ~2.5% for performance reviews, seem pretty rare
    - Being a government subcontractor, you are essentially an hourly employee, even when salaried. You charge per hour to contracts and there's no such thing as finishing your work for the week and going home early (without flexing or using PTO). You live and die by your charge numbers.
    - When schedules get tight, be prepared to work plenty of overtime or even holidays. BUT - you do get paid straight time for OT (48+), even as a salaried employee

    Advice to Management

    For the most part, I think you're doing well. There have been a bunch of changes to upper management recently and the dust has yet to settle. I'd like to see more flexibility in location, i.e. working remotely, which as of right now is almost unheard of at my location (ISR - Greenville, TX)


  2. "L3 ISR Systems"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L3 Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Job security
    Decent pay
    401k 5% match
    up to 200 hours of PTO

    Cons

    a lot of politics and nepotism
    Medical insurance is expensive
    good ol boy culture
    older work force
    Training could be much better

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone is meant to be in a position of authority. Review management just as much as individual contributors.

  3. "Mechanical Design Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The schedule is incredibly flexible. Lots of time off- gives a nice work-like balance.

    Cons

    There are lots of processes in place that slow down productivity.


  4. "good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Planner in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    large company
    good benefits
    helping the military

    Cons

    4 layoffs in 5 years
    hard to get promotions

    Advice to Management

    with constant rumors of layoffs and may of our coworkers leaving, there is a lot of stress to perform, this added performance (taking on extra responsibilities because people have left) is not met with equal effort (Compensation/ Recognition) from L3 and its management.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good ol’ boy club"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor in Greenville, TX
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor in Greenville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work for the next few years

    Dedicated employees

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non-existant.

    Leadership expects supervisors and employees to work 6 or 7 days a week.

    Pay is great for the surrounding area, but well below industry standards

    Union is extremely weak and fails to protect the right employees

    Its not what you know, or even who you know, it’s who your spouse’s second cousin twice removed uncle is that will get you the job you want!

    Advice to Management

    While many of the employees are veterans or retired military, its not the military, quit trying to run it like it is.

    Quit setting milestones that cannot be achieved WITHOUT working overtime.


  6. "Overall cool place to work, started off no experience. Base pay is pretty low (17), but premiums help out a ton."

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    Current Employee - Aicraft Mechanic C in Greenville, TX
    Current Employee - Aicraft Mechanic C in Greenville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, awesome people, good experience.

    Cons

    Management could be better most times.

    Advice to Management

    Quit telling your team you only have 100 hours to complete a job if you truly have 300 hours, just to get your bonus.


  7. "Good job when I started"

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    Former Employee - Flight Line Mechanic in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Flight Line Mechanic in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L3 Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked at L-3 for 6 years in Waco, TX.
    Good pay
    Good Benefits
    Great work enviroment

    Cons

    Business steadily declined in the 6 years I was employed.
    Employee appreciation fell to the wayside in the last 2 years.
    Layoffs every year I was employed there.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better.

  8. "It's a job, but that's about it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Greenville, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Greenville, TX

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

    Pros

    Work is fairly stable. I've always had good immediate supervisors and managers.

    Cons

    mediocre work environment, upper management lack of understanding of what's important to employees, annual merit salary increases are inadequate to keep up with market, morale has been an issue through the years

    Advice to Management

    Start taking salary issues seriously - the longer you work here the further you fall behind industry average. All of the salary focus is on new hires, but experienced employees are the ones who suffer the most egregious salary mis-treatment.

    Recent changes to prioritize work-life balance has been a welcome change.

    The history/culture of allowing customers to determine who works on their programs or who works at the company is a major issue. Employees can't do their job effectively if they fear that making a customer upset will cost them their job, even if the customer is being completely unreasonable.


  9. "Embrace The Grind"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Exhaust Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Exhaust Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The schedule in the Exhaust department is one of the best I've found in the Phoenix area. 12 hour shifts, compressed work week. 3-day short weeks, 4-day long weeks. Overtime is nearly always up for grabs, but extremely rarely mandatory. Those that are willing to put in the time can drastically increase their annual income by working an extra day or two each week. Those wanting to enjoy your 3 or 4 day weekends are free to do so.

    You're granted a fair amount of autonomy, for better or worse.

    Cons

    Years ago, nepotism was strong within the facility. Though several layoffs in the 2011/2012 years cleaned out much of the "Good Ol' Boys" club, certain members still remain.

    Be wary of accepting verbal agreements with supervisors. When it comes to promises of wage increases, approved vacation days, etc., always get it in writing.

    It seems that requests to move up the ladder or gain responsibilities sometimes end up going in circles. Supervisor: "Engineering wants to limit how many people have access to X, Y, Z." Engineering: "You'll have to speak with your supervisor about gaining access to X, Y, Z."

    Engineering department is hesitant to accept input from employees working the production floor. Continuous improvement is lackluster compared to other local companies.

    Poorly performing employees, and/or those with terrible attendance are kept on the roster for years, and merely given repeated slaps on the wrist. In effect, morale among the rest of the crew drops.

    Raises seem to be relatively flat. If you show up on-time every day, regularly volunteer for overtime, and perform your job duties flawlessly, it's likely you'll get the same percentage increase as someone who does the bare minimum. Again, this is detrimental to the morale of the hard-working employees.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the weak performers. Reward the ones that provide a solid value.


  10. "EHS Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L3 Technologies full-time

    Pros

    People were good and willing to learn for the most part. culture needed to be developed more but on the right path.

    Cons

    The president (local) did not support EHS to the degree he should have.
    9/80 work week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work..