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Textron Systems Reviews

Updated April 26, 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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    • Senior Management
    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. "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

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "So-So company"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Annual raise was something great to look forward too. (1-4%).

    Cons

    The company focuses too much on covering themselves against racism that they discriminate towards white people. They discriminate between races.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management would be to treat people fairly and equally.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company!"

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    Current Employee - Flight Crew in Blackstone, VA
    Current Employee - Flight Crew in Blackstone, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting and technical projects to work on.

    Cons

    Upper management communications are non-existence. Compensation is not competitive with other companies. No incentives for a job well done.

    Advice to Management

    Don't waste money on failed projects, to begin with. Don't let accounting control everything. Don't be afraid to fire people for doing a substandard job, and I mean SUBSTANDARD.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Four years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and pay, smoke free campus, hires directly out of college, Interesting products to work on

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, expectation by management is work is your first priority, It is becoming doable for a person with kids and a family.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    Big company - lots of interesting projects to work on

    Cons

    Upper Management is stuck in the 50's - they are doing just enough to keep the lights on - and nothing else.


  9. "Company on the Move"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bright and energetic leadership, fresh vision and direction, strong focus on people, values driven from the top.

    Cons

    The defense industry needs more government support.

    Advice to Management

    Empowerment and support from the top will foster success.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great products

    Cons

    Working through some market difficulties


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