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Updated August 17, 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 11 reviews)

  • no pension plan for new employees (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Job status"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tool Crib Attendant in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Tool Crib Attendant in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work if your not a contractor

    Cons

    Not if your a contractor

    Advice to Management

    Watch your employees


  2. "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits - matching 401k, healthcare, continuing education; Room for growth and ability to relocate; truly invest in the talent

    Cons

    Have not come to the future in some locations in terms of work-life balance benefits; strict vacation policy and working remote

    Advice to Management

    Come more into the future in terms of facilities; continue investing in mid-level talent

  3. "Financial System Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Laid back work life, gym onsite, emphasis on moving around every few years (to other business units also) get to work with awesome products that you can be proud of, decent benefits, education focused for employees who want to obtain higher degrees

    Cons

    High emphasis on the LDP(leadership development program)/intern program and forget their other employees. Not all employees are treated equally. Lots of layoffs around all the business units. Only 1.5 weeks of vacation for new employees which isn't a lot. Especially since you have employees from other states.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be an inclusive company where all employees matter. Not just the LDPs.


  4. "Communications Intern"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The People, Growth Opportunities, Location in downtown Providence

    Cons

    Can be a lot of traveling


  5. "Avoid like the plague"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have parking lots. Lots of empty cubes. Big league IT staff.

    Cons

    This place should be called Textron Unstaffed Systems instead of Unmanned Systems. People leaving right and left. The ship is sinking and management are doing things like turning off the air conditioning for a quarter to find money for an executive bonus.

    There are a bunch of level 4s and level1s. Why? Anyone who stays long enough is smart enough to leave for better. Anyone who is 4 and above have on the golden handcuffs and are trying to make it to retirement before the rock hits bottom.

    Rank and file hold hilarious if meaningless minor rebellions, which are both sad and depressing. For example, during all hands meetings people connect and disconnect throughout the session to just be annoying? Employees park across multiple parking spaces because management is largely impotent, and won't do anything about it.

    Leadership development program (LDP) people seem like perfect naive suckers. Do these people realize the company gets way more out of them than the reverse? SAD.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. A sunk ship could be a free IRAD for unmanned submarines. I just hope the executives secure an amazing golden parachute, while there is still money left.


  6. "I do everything I can, but I still get low performance ratings..."

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    Current Employee - Information Assurance Technician in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Information Assurance Technician in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The new manager is really good. She seems to be smart and looks out for everyone on the team. Period.

    Cons

    There are some people who are leads and don't know what they are doing. Full stop. What do they do? Are they here just because they are ex-Army? Does that qualify them for anything? I am the smartest guy in the group. I have more degrees than anyone else and I'm about to finish my Masters. They don't listen to me even though I know what I am talking about. I seriously know everything about scanning. Nobody respects that.

    Advice to Management

    Give those who aren't full engineers some more respect. I work hard, I look out for the young-ones, and I make sure they all feel welcome. We're like family, without the all you can eat breadsticks.

    Let's all sit down at La Tolteca and work this out. Seriously, we could all sit down and solve these issues in a day.


  7. "HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron full-time

    Pros

    Textron provides excellent opportunities to grow and develop. Expectations are high for employees to contribute and deliver.

    Cons

    Most of the teams are under-resourced as the company has grown rapidly. Unfortunately, advancement opportunities are limited unless you're willing to move to other business units.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training opportunities for new managers.

  8. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is heading in the right direction.

    Cons

    The culture isn't there yet. Benefits are good but could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your people, even if they aren't considered 'top tier'


  9. "Solid Organization - Bountiful Opportunites"

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    • 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

    Terrific Organization. Diversified Investments and "Long leash" if you will with regards to decision making.

    Cons

    Management sometimes is unsure of what they are doing, frequent changes in process flow just to change them right back (waste $$)

    Advice to Management

    More data driven decisions otherwise its a great organization!


  10. "LDP not worth it if you know what you want to do or where to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron full-time

    Pros

    Experience different cities, exposure to senior management

    Cons

    Not as much leadership development as expected by the title, more like long internships


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