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Textron Systems Reviews

Updated Feb 15, 2020

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3.1
51%
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Textron Systems President and CEO Lisa Atherton
Lisa Atherton
33 Ratings
  1. "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 5 years

    Pros

    competitive salary and career growth

    Cons

    small company in a competitive market

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    Textron Systems2019-02-14
  2. "Decent but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits Interesting work

    Cons

    Portions of the company are understaffed Extremely tight deadlines

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    Textron Systems2020-02-15
  3. "Learned a lot from this company."

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    Former Employee - Production Control Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Learned a lot in very little time. Was given authority to make decisions.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side.

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    Textron Systems2020-01-21
  4. "above average"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Trust Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    interesting work and above average benefit

    Cons

    too much over time, too much work

    Textron Systems2020-01-21
  5. "Solid Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance 9/80 work schedule helpful co-workers & solid people cool products

    Cons

    company is heavily dependent on the macro market which creates job instability pay is only decent

    Textron Systems2019-12-31
  6. "Interesting technology but poor management"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer-II in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was lucky enough to be placed on a good team, interesting technology to work with daily, good work-life balance (I've heard other teams could be quite different)

    Cons

    Management was inept and a joke, with employee concerns being routinely brushed aside and stalled. My team in particular asked management what our role was following an internal restructuring, and was told "I'm not sure", and was routinely left out of presentations showcasing the various groups under our umbrella. Poor development life cycle, Agile-fall, opportunities for advancement seemed limited, lack of clear vision for the future leaving teams to haphazardly scrap things together or pivot from one goal to another. Employee reviews and raises are a joke and ridiculously spaced out (ratings in the Fall, raises in the Spring, resulting in a complete disconnect), people that arbitrarily score poorly can end up promoted/with good raises and vice-versa. I had several coworkers whose managers were on entirely different teams, meaning their ratings were given by people who hadn't seen or spoken to them all year. Employee "goals" were copy and pasted from an Excel spreadsheet that was flowed down from the top last-minute and signified nothing.

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    Textron Systems2020-01-09
  7. "They have potentoal but not there yet"

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    Current Employee - Senior Information Systems Technician in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company with lots of opportunities if you know how to play their games

    Cons

    Way too many to cover them all. They don't pay us what the industry standard is even when it's a government mandated rate or percentage.

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    Textron Systems2019-11-16
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. Helpful (2)

    "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.

    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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    Textron Systems2019-09-01

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