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L3 Technologies Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  1. "Old school, no growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is interesting, and you can do anything you want to set your mind to.

    Cons

    Management needs to make others looks bad to make their friends look good ... not supportive of improvement, growth, or pursuing opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves, your career will end sooner than your peers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "L3 DPA doesn't pay! Oh, and terrible and misleading management. Stay away!"

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    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L3 Technologies full-time

    Pros

    $110k salary is decent. Off every other Friday.

    Cons

    L3 DPA is a commercial sales organization, or at least, they think they are or should I say, they want to be. However, L3 Corp has put management in place that has NEVER sold a single ice cream cone much less a $250k simulator. Thus, terrible training and leadership are common. In addition, because they don't understand how a commercial selling organization works they simply lie and don't honor a comp plan. Stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Fire them and get new management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "ComCept"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Rockwall, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Rockwall, TX

    I worked at L3 Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High Talent Staff. Strong antenna business.

    Cons

    Reorganizing, Significant volatility. Poor morale.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Organization has some well qualified engineering personnel. At this time most of them are just hanging in there due to an absence of engineering workload.

    Cons

    Failure of leadership to adjust and plan for constraints to new business opportunities due to DoD cutbacks. Lost focus on core business. Pursued commercial programs and failed. No new business booked into 2017/18 has led to excessive layoffs and attrition of key personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Sell this business unit to increase shareholder value derived from L-3 Holding Co core business


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at L3 Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. That is about it.

    Cons

    This place gave no raises, no room for growth. Unless you are the manager's puppet you went no where. They have a huge turnover ratio, higher than anywhere else I have ever worked. In the month I quit there were at least 10 others that quit.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees, and give them opportunity to truly grow. Walk the talk


  6. "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits packages.

    Cons

    Only seemed focused on short term gains vs. long term growth. EBIT is king.

    Advice to Management

    Actions speak louder than words.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "SPD Division. worst L3 location by far."

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    Former Employee - Contracts and Pricing Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Contracts and Pricing Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was able to work a 9-80 workweek. Some of the people who worked there were nice. That's all I can say positive about it.

    Cons

    The CFO is the most miserable person on the planet. If you aren't a member of her "smokers club" then forget about it. The CFO really runs the show and seems to have a personal vendetta against Lockheed Martin.
    The SPD division in Philadelphia is in an old mouse infested warehouse yet you must wear business dress attire every day. There is no flex time, start time is 0730 and you must clock in and out everyday. Believe me, if you get there at 0731 it is noted and will be mentioned.
    Did I mention mouse infestation? We were told to keep no food items on or in our desks and to place inhumane sticky glue traps around our cubes. You would come into your cube in the morning and find mouse droppings on your desk! Disgusting.
    There is no onsite cafeteria, just a lunchroom.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house starting at the very top. Turnover is high because no one feels comfortable at their place of employment. Take care of the hostile work environment.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Depends on your L-3 division"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Greenville, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Greenville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay starts out good, and you gain experience working for one of the top government contractors.

    Cons

    Pay doesn't increase much beyond 2% per year, and in five years new hires will start at more than you make. And there will be no adjustment to your pay. Decentralized company, so transfers do not exist. If you are at L-3 in New York and want to go to L-3 in Texas you apply like any other applicant, and fight everyone else for the job. Engineers tend to stay latched to one program while support and management will move around. A program manager could be a PM over any project while the engineers will be dedicated to it. There isn't much movement unless you get recognized by the good ol' boys. Plan to stay where you are at and not learn any new skills. L-3 Aerospace Systems is very compartmentalized. Electrical and mechanical engineers are literally drafters, systems engineers do actual EE work, and manufacturing engineers do industrial/safety engineering. Don't trust the job descriptions because they are generic. PM's have zero power and all responsibility, project engineers deal with customers, and test engineers are nothing more than fix-it technicians. Policies and practices at least a decade behind LM and Boeing. Each L-3 location is its own company under the umbrella of the L-3 name and corporate (profit) office, so I can't speak for locations outside of Greenville, TX.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Get new management. L-3 AS division needs an enema!


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Awful company with poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule
    - Overtime pay
    - Various projects to work on

    Cons

    -Horrible management
    -Abusive work environment
    -"Old dogs" mentality
    -Management and HR has no reservations about ruining your career
    -Indecisive and chaotic leadership
    - Oppressive culture that does not encourage new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the useless managent


  10. "Unattainable Expectations / Not Realistic"

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    Former Contractor - Structural Designer Or Programmer in Crestview, FL
    Former Contractor - Structural Designer Or Programmer in Crestview, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was paid a crazy amount of money to do a simple job.

    Cons

    Always waiting for fist fights to break out between managers. A very stressful company with Unattainable Expectations within the set amount of time given. Lack of use for industry terminology.

    Advice to Management

    Change fro a revolving door to an acceptable company.


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