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Textron Systems Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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3.3
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Textron Systems CEO Lisa Atherton
Lisa Atherton
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great People and good working atmosphere(in 35 reviews)

  • "Interesting work and some good people(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Company has changed since it went from AAI Corporation to being bought by Textron in 2007(in 19 reviews)

  • "Upper management communications are non-existence(in 17 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 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.

    Textron Systems2018-08-20
  2. "AP Associate"

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    Former Employee - AP Accounting Associate in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked my manager at the time Trish H. She made the job enjoyable. You learn a lot working her.

    Cons

    In the accounting department you cannot move up or grow without a degree. No matter how hard you work, or can do the work in question. Pay sucks. A LOT of favoritism blatantly shown, you'll know if you aren't a fav around here.

    Textron Systems2019-09-20
  3. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Flight Crew 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are nice Deployment money is good

    Cons

    Short on number of personnel

    Textron Systems2019-09-02
  4. "Associate Financial Analyst (Program Finance)"

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    Current Employee - Associate Financial Analyst 

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good team, they slowly introduce you to work. Flexible hours with 9/80 schedule

    Cons

    Haven't been there long enough to know

    Textron Systems2019-08-18
  5. "Mixed Outlook"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pockets of encouraged innovation and support from management to provide people and resources. Competitive contender for several large programs of record. Recent attempts at investing in R&D for targeted growth areas and employees to catch up to peer companies. Some very bright and capable people. Some attempts at making training and information more accessible via the wiki and tracking performance/tasks with... JIRA. Some training and education assistance is offered, but professional development requires individual initiative, persistence, and is dependent on manager.

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    Cons

    Wide spread apathy and confusion over goals/best practices among many functional groups. Management was focused narrowly on cutting costs (caused many to leave for better pay) and backfilling with new hires right out of college (many later laid off to cut costs again), without training or tasking to support growth. Many of the competent, and even many incompetent, have left for better pay (+20%) or more balanced... workload at other organizations in the region. Many groups suffer from boredom or are overworked due to uneven distribution of work and attention from management. Pay for new hires is not industry competitive and often barely meets or is below typical offers, with advancement pay gap widens compared to industry and "market adjustment" raises just barely bring people from well below to the bottom edge of average again. Many programs bringing in most of the money are already slated to be retired or finish productions with few upgrades or sustainment planned and their successors chosen that exclude the Textron offerings. Uncertainty lingers over whether attempts to break into new programs of record unrelated to previous cash cows will be successful or able to fully replace them . Slow advancement, some groups have a line based on seniority. Performance management is ineffective, virtually all personnel receive the same official rating and then are compared subjectively and unofficially for a slight increase in raise % or timeline for advancement, but is limited in proportion to size of group regardless of merit. Little formal guidance or process for on-boarding in most groups, stove-piped or tribal knowledge being lost is common. Most official processes are too dense and obscure to actually be implemented, disseminated, or found in a timely manner making the process groups that develop them almost irrelevant.

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    Advice to Management

    Talent that remains persists in spite of general trends/culture/pay at company, they need to be recognized, compensated, and supported when taking initiative. Re-energize support functions and groups that have been operating the same way for over a decade. Provide clarity of purpose and formal opportunities for new ideas to be pursued by engineers.

    Textron Systems2019-09-01
  6. "Major changes are needed"

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    Former Employee - Program Management in Cockeysville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Engineering teams work well across disciplines. Education assistance to return to school is offered; though for graduate school, yearly amount needs to be increased. Benefits are decent and priced reasonably.

    Cons

    Poorly organized with leadership. Name calling and belittling is common from several higher level leaders. Very little training and mentoring is given past New hire orientation, inhibiting growth and career potential. Fault and blame is places; fingers are pointed when bad news is delivered. Little appreciation given to the hard workers. Processes need to be revisited and improved; and must be standardized across... the business unit. Lack of communication, though lots of meetings that do not have positive reasons or solutions to resolve issues.

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    Advice to Management

    Provide low and mid career level employees positive leadership. Remove the hostile work environment that has been created. Improve processes for efficiency. Hire leaders that are willing to lead; offer the knowledge needed, willingness to grow and learn as a person/leader, and encourage (more than words spoken once in a while yet then negated later on) employees to grow and learn from mistakes. Stop sweeping under... the rug and making employees ashamed. We want to be proud of our work and what we do. Textron ES does important work for their customers. Take the time and money to fix, innovate and improve. Bandaids won’t keep a boat from sinking.

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    Textron Systems2019-08-29
  7. "Grass is probably greener on other side"

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    Current Employee - Associate Quality Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good schedule, got higher pay when asked for, great manager

    Cons

    Poor morale, unhappy workers

    Textron Systems2019-08-16
  8. "Good learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, exciting scope of work

    Cons

    Long hours, can be demanding at times

    Textron Systems2019-07-16
  9. "Great company to work for - they take care of their employees"

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    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good communication up and down the chain. Benefits are clearly defined. Let you do your work and value your opinion. Ability to move and grow with the company.

    Cons

    Haven't found any in 10+ years

    Textron Systems2019-07-15
  10. "My review"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Work life balance is not that great

    Textron Systems2019-07-25
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