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Updated February 21, 2017
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Textron Chairman, President and CEO Scott C. Donnelly
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  • Some business units have regular lay offs (in 8 reviews)

  • no pension plan for new employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good company with exciting opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Experience in evolving brand
    Exposure to many business units
    Travel opportunities

    Cons

    Knee jerk management decisions
    No data to support decision making


  2. "Lots of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to move around the company and into new roles

    Cons

    Some locations not in major metropolitan areas


  3. "Good place to learn new things is non stressful environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Augusta, GA

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

    Pros

    - Low stress
    - Pay is decent
    - Benefits are decent
    - 40 hr weeks

    Cons

    - No overtime pay (although is it needed)
    - Pay raise is small


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  5. "Forklift Operator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muskegon, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muskegon, MI

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

    Pros

    Good people and 4 10 hr. shifts

    Cons

    $1.50 an hour less than older employees cause of an outdated step system. no pension plan for new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Raise all employees to same wage, reinstate the retirement plan besides the 401k.


  6. "TSV"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Must be willing to travel extensively


  7. "Sourcing manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good company culture. Pay is competitive for area. Room for growth available.

    Cons

    Growth "can" be determined by an inner circle. Rules are not the same for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Career mobility should be confined to being in a certain group, but by talent. Need more fulltime hourly people rather than temps.


  8. "Diversified business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textron full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very mobile workforce, able to move around business units with relative ease
    Different businesses provide lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Heavily reliant on military spending
    Some business units have regular lay offs


  9. "Great Company and great people to work with."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron full-time

    Pros

    Great to learn on the cutting edge of a very understated industry of Golf carts, commercial and off road vehicles.

    Cons

    None which I came across.


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Textron is a great place to work. There is significant priority put on promoting from within the company. There is a network of businesses that are located all over the world leading to unlimited possibilities.

    Cons

    To grow quickly withing the company, it is beneficial to be mobile.


  11. "Engineering"

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

    I have been working at Textron full-time

    Pros

    Excellent human resources department. Movement between companies. Great managers. Excellent benefits. Wide diversity of products.

    Cons

    I don't really see any downside. They've been very straightforward and fair.



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