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Updated September 22, 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)

  • Have not come to the future in some locations in terms of work-life balance benefits; strict vacation policy and working remote (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great for career start, not top tier."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textron full-time

    Pros

    Loads of opportunities around the US. Intercompany transitions are quite common.

    Cons

    Traditional manufacturing company. Some dated software technologies and practices.


  2. "Cyber Security Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great team and a bunch of lovely folks to work with. Guided mentorship.

    Cons

    Corporate life can get a little mundane

  3. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron full-time

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility early in career

    Cons

    Rapid business growth creates unstable situations.


  4. "Team Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of business to stay busy.

    Cons

    Never given credit when deserved and blamed for anything that went wrong even if you tried to alert management.


  5. "Job status"

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    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


  6. "Accounting"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Williamsport, PA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Williamsport, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    None but paycheck and that wasn't that much I enjoyed the work but not being screamed at.

    Cons

    Everything. Not a happy camper.

    Advice to Management

    Stop screaming


  7. "Was above average but heading wrong direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron full-time

    Pros

    High Salary
    Co Workers
    and Cool Products

    Cons

    Stuck in the past way of doing things
    Management/Leadership
    Culture
    Pretty much everything else

    Advice to Management

    Start treating employees like people rather than numbers

  8. "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


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    "Misfortune 500 Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in Augusta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Textron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's near a freeway entrance to escape work. Added Arctic Cat to finally have working products. Best to left alone and not incorporated with golf carts.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Company has one person directing direction of products. Poor and lack of real management. Products and company are in a tailspin down. Layoffs are quiet and small, but very frequent

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all middle managers and have a panel of decision makers that have a time line for answers. Lots of time is wasted from the top down. Augusta should be turf products and leave ARctic Cat to off road. Let the people who can sell off road work off-road. Transparency to company direction would help


  10. "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.


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