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Updated May 17, 2017
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Pros
  • good monetary benefits and work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Good work environment, excellent colleagues (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. "Production Buyer/Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere.
    Great Team Members.
    Management is good.
    Lots of freedom to manage your job how you like.

    Cons

    Stressful due to last minute changes that can effect your management of parts and schedules.
    Upper management is not "in the trenches" that much to understand true root causes.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your teams more to perform their Job.
    Listen to the root causes of problem and help facilitate change to prevent the same issue in the future.


  2. "High Quality Employer; Great Career Prospects"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A diversified industrial company with a variety of different products, businesses and locations. Great strength in aviation and defense products, industrial product, marketing and sales and a worldwide presences. Top brands --Cessna, Greenlee, E-Z-Go, Bell Helicopter, Kautex, Beechcraft, among others.

    Cons

    Sometimes long work hours, and high achieving culture--some folks are not cut out for it.


  3. "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.


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  5. "TSV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  6. "industrial engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people, lot of opportunities, good leadership

    Cons

    assembly lines, little casual work culture, less speed manufacturing

    Advice to Management

    I think they are doing great. I really appreciate it. I like working in textron


  7. "Textron PDK"

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

    Pros

    Good pay great location great manager very cool co workers.work on the best planes ever make top of the line Cessna.the best thing to happen to PDK

    Cons

    Hot weather in the summer cold weather in the winter in the hanger. small hanger with lots of planes in work.and Fuller's big tool box in the way!

    Advice to Management

    Try to find a way to get back to the next hanger with Atlantic and change the size of the work space.


  8. "Aircraft Structure Mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Structure Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Aircraft Structure Mechanic in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textron full-time

    Pros

    This job is very good for someone starting out. The training is very good, the benefits are great, and the people are all very nice for the most part. I would recommend this job to someone wanting to start out who wants to move from being former military or from a say $10 an hr job or so to build up. Overall, I've really enjoyed working for Textron. We get a good basic package medical, dental, 401K, ect. I'm working here on 2nd shift so I can take college classes during the day. Having a regular 2:15-10:45 pm schedule while I'm in college is a huge plus! Being able to work full time while in college is a huge plus. The tuition assistance Textron offers is very nice too.

    Cons

    There is some mandatory overtime on Saturdays. The overtime is nice for the pay, but if you're in school it can make getting all your homework done difficult from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly I don't really have any. I'm pretty happy working here. I guess keep up the great work.


  9. "Supply Chain Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a place where I can work with very few management and take ownership in everything I do. That makes the employees work harder to achieve a greater satisfaction and results at work

    Cons

    Unfortunately with the constant change in Directors and Board there are too many change of plans, many transitions, that is a good thing, the bad thing is that we can never finish one idea, it will get changed again.

    Advice to Management

    I would just take our time before making a decision of going forward or backing up of a plan that we have already spent some money, before jumping into another one.


  10. "Great company to start with."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Textron is a massive company with many different business units you can transfer to get a better overall experience. There is always so much going on, and so much to do. I really enjoy my job.

    Cons

    Sometimes I would rather just focus on one project instead of four, but that is the nature of my position.

    Advice to Management

    The management does an excellent job most of the time with their direct reports, sometimes I feel a tug of war between other managers that need me to help them with various tasks and projects.


  11. "Senior process executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Process Executive in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Process Executive in Providence, RI

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

    Pros

    I complete my SLAs on time and help the juniors in completing the SLA as well

    Cons

    I do like to process multiple business units but when given in a reasonable way


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