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Textron Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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Pros
  • good monetary benefits and work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Friendly work environment and education emphasized (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Some business units have regular lay offs (in 9 reviews)

  • Instead of finding more for us to do they make you stay put in the vehicles so upper management does not see you (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Management is short sighted"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Company is more focused on bringing the new graduates and placing them in critical roles while ignoring the mid career professionals. Higher management is filled with those who have no clue how to execute projects and just bank on mentoring and promoting young workforce for quick wins

    Advice to Management

    Please take a holistic approach- you need all kinds of workforce both experienced and young professionals. Just don't be keen on benefiting yourselves. CEO should shake up anyone who is above 5 years in same role in senior management. I don't understand how a person can be productive in same management role beyond 5 years.


  2. "Short on resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Easton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Easton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot in a short period of time; no shortage of projects to be involved on

    Cons

    lack of resources, lack of communication, unrealistic expectations from senior leadership

  3. "Could be way better"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Slidell, LA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Slidell, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and four day work week

    Cons

    Pay is horrible and don't know when you're next raise will be

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Out of their element"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company did not bother satellite locations, and tried to work with employees to share expertise through out the firm.

    Cons

    Unprepared when taking over new intelligence based contract. Depended upon work force from previous firms contract transitioning over to continue working under Textron. Made offers to new employees but with significant pay cuts, reduced benefits such as leave and sick time. Annual increases minimal, and did not get back to my pre pay cut salary by the time I retired after Textron lost the two year contract. Biggest insult was Textron manipulating retirement plan, putting retirees at risk by forcing a total liquidation of all 401k assets and transferring to an IRA in order to begin taking distributions. Even stocks held in Brokerage account must be sold and transferred to IRA, creating potential for significant loss when buying back into the same stocks. I would not recommend this firm if you have any concerns for how you will control your retirement assets after leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Leave retirement assets alone after an employee leaves Textron. Your controls should be abrogated after separation from the firm, and allow ex employees to manage their own retirement assets.


  5. "Class A welder"

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    Former Employee - Aluminum Welder in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Aluminum Welder in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and also nice clean environment

    Cons

    Not reliable job for the shift work

    Advice to Management

    Just keep work steady and would be great


  6. "Employment Observations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working level people small community, nice good people.

    Cons

    Hard to make a career here, Textron executive management not accountable, micro-management style providing inadequate and poor direction. Standard practice to scapegoat employees for management decisions. Company standard of business conduct only applies to lower level employees not executive management and a few select inner circle people. HR ineffective in managing this environment.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, stop taking yourselves so serious, think about the future of the company not your own personal short term gains. Act with integrity and ethics to win business.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Watch your back"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron full-time

    Pros

    Some nice people to work for (who have now left) but many of the 'old timers' do not listen to employees or customers. Those with marketable skill leave. Those without, stay.

    Cons

    Went from 5000 to less than 500. Cream of crop did not stay. Leaving just the .... You can fill in the last sentence.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. Did not manage downturn. Fail to plan, you get what you get.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "good talk, poor execution"

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    Current Employee - Technical in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Technical in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good outlook on state of business, solid benefits

    Cons

    depends on team. some good managers. best employees no longer around. over worked under paid. little to no recognition. no room for advancement. company has poor reputation of follow through making it hard for us on the front line doing the work.

    Advice to Management

    sit down with employees to discuss their needs, goals and aspirations. very unfortunate to see so many good people fail, leave or be let go because of incompetent leadership.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "High turnover, advancement opportunities are few and far between."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IA Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - IA Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain familiarity with industry tools. Education reimbursement, limited personal training budget.

    Cons

    General dissatisfaction with management, expected to work extended hours at no additional pay. For example, if on salary, 40 hours a week must be worked, hours 40-45 are completely unpaid. Additional hours could be charged if approved, but there is rarely any money to do so.
    Sadly, Textron has a recent focus on interns to boost revenue from the government by charging the same rate for inexperienced interns as full time employees.
    As of this writing, yearly promotions are 1 1\2 months late.

    Advice to Management

    Your best talent has no real reason to stay. Fix the culture, advancement and benefits top stay competitive. There is a reason new hires aren't staying long.


  10. "Not the worst and not the best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slidell, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slidell, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Coworkers - The product is great

    Cons

    outdated tech - rule by fear

    Advice to Management

    the boss should not date each other


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