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Textron Systems CEO Lisa Atherton
Lisa Atherton
20 Ratings
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. Helpful (1)

    Loyal

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    Current Employee - Manager in Wilmington, MA

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time for more than 20 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.

  2. great

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Slidell, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    competitive salary and career growth

    Cons

    small company in a competitive market

    Advice to Management

    stay the course

  3. Great while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    The people are great and dedicated to their mission

    Cons

    Govt contracts ebb and flow

    Advice to Management

    Spend some capital in retaining people between contracts

  4. Good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good working on gov contracts for US army; product was exciting (UAVs); good colleagues and work environment.

    Cons

    Very bad procurement department management and execution, slowing things up.

  5. Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    -Pretty good benefits, including health insurance, 401(k), etc. -Upper management knows what they are doing (for the most part)

    Cons

    -Pay isn't great compared to the rest of the industry -Job can definitely get a bit repetitive

    Advice to Management

    -Pay your employees. Tons of people have left to do the same thing at other defense companies, but are getting paid a ton more.

  6. A place if havoc and constant insecurity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Compensation is ok 401k Great tuition reimbursement Gym or gym equipment coverage

    Cons

    Healthcare coverage and all benefits are paid by employee even though company pays a percentage the deductable goes up every year and company makes money on employees with overpriced snack machines and taking a slice out of what you pay for healthcare plans etc Management is poor. If a project fails its a blame game and someone gets kicked out. Layoff valuable employees and praise people who point fingers when they...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop taking 3 hour lunch breaks, start taking responsibility for your failed measures, be more involved with your employees and help them grow instead of sucking their lives. Stop laying off your employees that add value to your organization's.

  7. Good company to start at

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    good company to start at...you will get a lot of exposure to a lot of projects

    Cons

    very sink or swim mentality. you will be thrown into things like a 15 year FPGA design and expected to simply carry on with it, even if you're right out of college with only classroom experience.

  8. Good while it lasts

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    The people are nice there

    Cons

    Management does not share information

    Advice to Management

    Share information

  9. Great Place to Get Started

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cockeysville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Amazing Benefits, fun people to work with - every other Friday off

    Cons

    Gov't contracting has a lot of red tape and headache

    Advice to Management

    Listen & respond to your people.

  10. From good to boring.

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    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.

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