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Textron Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Dec 25, 2019

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4.1
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Textron Chairman, President and CEO Scott C. Donnelly
Scott C. Donnelly
4 Ratings
  1. "Good Company, Great People"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Textron full-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot here and had a fun time while doing so.

    Cons

    Lack of contracts means that some people may have to be let go.

    Textron2019-12-25
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Textron full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great management. I enjoyed my time here

    Cons

    They closed the office.

    Textron2018-09-07
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Misleading entry promises, failed expectations and finally total betrayal."

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    Senior Software Engineer in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    The people and employees of Textron are friendly, kind and generally nice to be around. They are understanding if you have a problem and willing to help if they can. It is a very nice place to come to work. The company is very cognizant of work environment and does this well. Mistakes are tolerated and re-mediated.

    Cons

    - Advancement in technical rates is poor, growth is zero. The performance evaluation procedure is a complete waste of time. The human resources employees are outsourced and do not work for Textron. - Excessively process oriented, to the point where it is difficult to accomplish daily tasks. - Middle management is a class on its own, most of them never did any actual work. - Poor performers are impossible to get rid of. - Salary is not market competitive for experience. - Layoffs are handled poorly. - Two layers of management has become the norm, an 'administrative' and a technical lead. This means dual the meetings and dual the wasted time.

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    Textron2011-12-13
  4. "You can do better - you can do worse"

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    Software Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textron

    Pros

    Not too many engineers are stressed out over amount of work and few complain about the work/life balance. Compensation is average at best and the medical plans are not great for families (think high deductible). Tuition reimbursement is above average if you want to go for a masters degree.

    Cons

    You are at the mercy of the contract and the defense industry life cycle. Bush was $$$ in and Obama is $$$ out. Cutting edge in defense is old proven technology so its hard to work with the latest and greatest. People are not very motivated to get stuff done and schedules get blown. Lots of bureaucracy (Six sigma etc) and paperwork galore. But the main negative is lack of a development pipe line for new products and services. Once current contracts end or make it into production what to do with all the engineers....

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    Textron2010-05-18
  5. "Software developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Few employees are very good

    Cons

    1. Too much of office politics 2. Not very good projects in India

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    Textron2018-05-14
  6. "Good company to start with"

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    Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    good monetary benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Layoffs and no technical growth

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    Textron2017-04-11
  7. "Average company"

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    Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Textron

    Pros

    Good work life balance, you can enjoy here by licking boots

    Cons

    management sucks, no value for your hard work

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    Textron2017-04-28
  8. "Ok"

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    Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron

    Pros

    work life balance is good and we cannot move on to other domain

    Cons

    Ok Company , not that great work and lots of politics.

    Textron2017-02-15
  9. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Textron full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, time to sit back and relax. Can get leaves whenever required(subject to department you're in). Once you're fired or plan to leave - no need to give knowledge transfer. Good departments are Kautex and Textron Specialized vehicles

    Cons

    Bad management after Indians took over. Mostly biased towards people. Cost cutting can lead to reduction in salary and job cuts as well. Job is never stable. Can get thrown out in an instant (Even 90 days are not given - management can ask you not to come from the very next day). Not using technology optimally as required. Management level people are safe and hardly loose their jobs - it's only people at the lower levels who tend to suffer. Less onsite opportunities and most of them are short term.

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    Textron2015-08-06

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