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Textron Systems Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Textron Systems President & CEO Ellen Lord
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Pros
  • I got some great experience and met some great people while working there (in 24 reviews)

  • The benefits are good, especially if you intend to further your education (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Not the greatest benefits, work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • This leads to high turnover and a frustrating work environment (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Growing Company Full of Wonderful Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Panner in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Production Panner in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After graduating from college in 2015 I was a little nervous to enter the workforce, but I couldn't have chosen a better company to begin my professional journey than Textron Systems. The company has many wonderful programs and training opportunities for its employees, and the one that I connected with right away was the first year program. Like I said, I was a bit worried about how my first few days would pan out. The first year program provided an almost seamless transition from backpack to briefcase and it allowed me to establish great friendships with my fellow colleagues.

    Now that I've had some time to grow into my role, I've found that each day presents exciting challenges and opportunities. I'm constantly learning about new processes (internal/external), departmental duties & interactions, build structures, product lines/capabilities and many more fascinating aspects.

    In terms of the company culture, I have found that Textron Systems commends those who take initiative and strive to take on new roles & responsibilities. The people are very friendly, hard-working, and dedicated to their work and relationships.

    Here are some more highlights to reference:

    -Textron Systems falls within the large conglomerate of Textron. Because of this, there is massive potential to move around as much as you'd like throughout your career.
    -Working for a company as prestigious as Textron Systems is intrinsically rewarding, and the importance of the products we sell drives the hard-work and passion put forth each and every day.
    -Textron Systems is growing at an exciting rate so there's plenty of opportunities for career advancements and fascinating growth opportunities.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report for working at Textron Systems.

    Advice to Management

    I tremendously value Managements ways of thinking at Textron Systems and the encouraging support, time and advice they give to their employees.


  2. "Software"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People there tend to friendly and helpful. Half days Fridays are great. Low stress environment no one ask for more than 40 hours a week. interesting simulation projects and real time embedded projects.

    Cons

    The place is currently in a downturn lots of layoffs, but very generous with severance. No clear path forward for future work. It is defense work, so you have to be good with that.

    Advice to Management

    Win some contracts hope for future work will go a long way to brightening the mood. Software source control and review needs strengthening, lost much of it during layoffs.


  3. "It's good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Finance in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Direct management is amazing. My counterparts and myself get along well.

    Cons

    none at the time


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  5. "Textron Systems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The talent of my fellow co workers

    Cons

    Lack of R&D testing and engineering.


  6. "A Business Unit in Decline"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent ethics, great people to work, and provides opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    The current DoD business climate and failed program execution has led to a significant erosion on revenue and long term business unit survival.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be less focused on near term survival tactics and more focused on long term strategy needed to grow again.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Overtime Practices"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    401-K matching, fitness benefits, relocation opportunists nationwide.

    Cons

    Management stresses multiple unpaid overtime hours each week (minimum of 3 overtime hours). Failure to meet the overtime goal results in poor performance reviews and reduced pay raises. Overtime pay is by special request only. The first 5 hours of OT is always unpaid.


  8. "A Company that Hinders Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cockeysville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cockeysville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits, work hours good

    Cons

    Lack of expression, robot coworkers, management with poor direction, etc

    Advice to Management

    Instead of hindering your new or current employees from being able to ask questions to anyone within the company you will lose any company growth and the company will go under. Do not attack your employees from asking questions and being curious. You want productivity and good ideas than allow them to be involved. This company reacts so heavily on those that ask questions and attacks them that other companies like corporate or other contracting companies would not do this to their employees. It is ridiculous how HR handles matters. No regard for anyone just as long as they look good. I am so upset in general. I am constantly harassed and bullied at this company and told my manager several times what has been going on and not once has my supervisor handled the problem. Instead of getting direction I have to figure out things on my own. I have asked for help many times. I am tired of being scrutinized for the inability of poor middle and lower management. I was thrown in this with little or no direction in my job duties. This is not how you train employees!


  9. "Textron Systems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, growth opportunities, excellent teams

    Cons

    Constant fear of contract status


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Textron Business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Saugus, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Saugus, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Company to work for. Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to get involved in low level stuff. Makes decisions without being fully informed and understanding impact. Lost by the bottom line often

    Advice to Management

    Be approachable!


  11. "Manager Benefits and Wellness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefits and Wellness Manager in Lynnfield, MA
    Former Employee - Benefits and Wellness Manager in Lynnfield, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy access to all major traffic routes.

    Cons

    Minimal career movement (in the field I was in) without having to relocate.


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