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Textron Systems Reviews

Updated October 1, 2018
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Textron Systems President and CEO Lisa Atherton
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Pros
  • "Great People and good working atmosphere" (in 33 reviews)

  • "excellent work-life balance: no after-hours emails, they offer a 9/80 schedule, so you can have every other Friday off, no crazy work hours, low stress" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not the greatest benefits, work life balance" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Upper Management is stuck in the 50's - they are doing just enough to keep the lights on - and nothing else" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Business Development Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Cockeysville, MD
    Current Employee - Business Development in Cockeysville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The community here is so positive and encouraging. Your ideas are valued and the job is constantly changing, which keeps things fun and interesting. They offer tons of training opportunities and leadership really strives to get to know entry level employees.

    Cons

    The pay is fair, but not as competitive to some of the other companies around; however Textron has a low turnover rate and it is less likely for you to get lost in the shuffle of people at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Great work! Continue to pour value into your employees.


  2. "From good to boring."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and some good people.

    Cons

    Less and less work to do.

  3. "Loyal"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Individuals are all treated like responsible adults and are offered the flexibility to flex time when necessary.

    Cons

    The company has been going through some downsizing due to the shutdown of a production line .

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a smart way to minimize unnecessary costs and get nee products into production.


  4. "Management didn’t listen"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    People are interested in the work
    Teamwork

    Cons

    Sink or swim mentality with no training. Best idea doesn’t always win.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and promote creativity


  5. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    Mission-driven work with real importance and value for the customer and warfighter. Good people to work with. Generally competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Often feeling stretched/overworked with multiple "top priorities". Highly technical individual contributors sometimes overlooked by management. Compensation seems slightly below average.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure competitive pay and benefits to retain talent. Better maintenance of a steady and reasonable workflow would increase work/like balance and job satisfaction.


  6. "Great Company to Work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management takes the time to work with entry-level employees and help advance their careers. Lots of company trainings available. Semi-flexible hours and option to work from home.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult for some, especially those requiring travel. Lower salary than most of the defense industry.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Not the company for fair or equal treatment"

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    Former Employee - UAV Operator in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - UAV Operator in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good rotations after 1st year, potential for growth if you have friends in the “right places”, not much else I can think of for “pros”.

    Cons

    The mid level management in a specific section (Aerosonde) is full of favoritism. While there I saw people with absolutely no skill sets get promoted over others with far more experience. If you fit into the “clique” that is within Aerosonde you will execel to new levels. If not they will embarrass, disgrace and ultimately find a means to fire you.

    Many also experience racism within the company and when higher levels within the company are shown the emails, screenshots, etc it’s “not enough” according to the company.

    I’ve worked at other companies that would never tolerate promotions based on friendships, allow racism to happen, and a list of other issues.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to get HONEST answers from people in the field and the subculture that has been adopted at Hunt Valley. People feel as though nobody cares about them and will not speak up due to fear of being fired. That’s a failure on leadership, at all levels, and should be addressed.

  8. "2018 Feb Resume Eric Drouant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA

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

    Pros

    Work with some great people

    Cons

    Management is bad at getting contracts

    Advice to Management

    Take a long term view


  9. "TS Wilmington"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great People and good working atmosphere . Interesting work.

    Cons

    The lack of long term contracts affects job security

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees engaged in the divisions future, they have as much to win or loose as does management


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Out of Touch Approach toward business. Management is all about inner circle or LDPs/entry talent"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work schedule when needed.
    pay is fair.
    opportunities for training..when available.

    Cons

    Textrons overall way of doing business via managed services and leveraging corporate results in a flawed process which is akin to working with one hand behind you're back. The ones closest to the customer suffer due to deadlines being missed or pushed back while waiting for things to get done.

    Management seems very out of touch in a lot of instances. Communication is also a challenge at times. It's very hard to get management engaged when they're constantly in meetings 24/7.

    Management seems to put a lot of emphasis on talent and/or the "talent pool" which is recruiting college grads and using an LDP program. This program results in people being put into positions they're simply not qualified for and are under prepared. Management expects mid/senior level folks to mentor them aka do the work for them.

    LDPs are put on a fast track for key positions and management opportunities while the people actually doing the work are largely ignored or left to fend for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your mid/senior level folks who are actually the talent at the company the get things done.
    listen to your employees more and engage them. Don't just sit in meetings all day.
    Hire qualified people to be put in technical positions rather than using college grads with little to no experience.


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