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Textron Systems Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • I got some great experience and met some great people while working there (in 23 reviews)

  • The work is interesting and meaningful, but your experience will vary tremendously depending on the group you are assigned (in 10 reviews)

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

  • Few full-time opportunities after internship (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Textron Systems"

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    • 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


  2. "Poor Overtime Practices"

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    • 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.


  3. "review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities for internal growth. Competitive compensation structures. Able to migrate between Textron businesses. Great place for Millennial workers to get their start.

    Cons

    Textron Systems is not well led at many of the Hunt Valley business units. Management is not trustworthy or mission focused. Functional leadership has effectively overtaken program leadership, which results in very unbalanced and single topic focused management expectations. In this company you seek margin above all.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what your SLT is doing. Insist on a cogent and executable strategy that is not simply re-squeezing old lemons to get residual lemon juice.


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    "Textron Business"

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    • 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!


  6. "Manager Benefits and Wellness"

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    • 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.


  7. "Field Service Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, really good mission

    Cons

    Lower-level management is a bottleneck for ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Maximize your human capital in all aspects of services instead of only traditional roles (i.e. maximize their talents, not just their manual labor).


  8. "Spin zone"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great workforce at grass root level. Good tuition reimbursement program. First line managers seem to care about their teams.

    Cons

    Management decisions are based on fear and lack of quality information of what is really going on. There is a lot of spin.
    Lack of diversity in hiring, retention and opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Need to dig deeper to get the real skinny. Need skip 1 to 3 levels to get the best information.


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good opportunities, move across Business units,benefits

    Cons

    Organizational hierarchy, no bonus, overtime


  10. "Inconsistent Technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Wonderful People
    -Variety of Work
    -Good Network

    Cons

    -Old Technology
    -Stubborn Employees
    -Lots of Useless "Intern" Work

    Advice to Management

    Bring the company into the 21st century


  11. "Security Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Wilmington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Environment to work with.

    Cons

    Need more connection between co-workers



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