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Textron Systems Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Pros
  • I got some great experience and met some great people while working there (in 30 reviews)

  • Steady work-life balance, friendly co-workers (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Not the greatest benefits, work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management is losing touch with the employees that conduct the work and execute the projects that bring in the profits (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Middle of the road from an industry perspective"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I'd say these are the facts rather than Pros. You can find better benefits at larger defense and aero companies.

    401k match: 50% of your contribution capped at 5% of your salary.

    Tuition reimbursement: $10k

    Health insurance: low premiums but the deductible is higher (give/take). Participates in funding some HSA and offers contributions for biometric screening

    Cons

    No 9x80 schedule like many other industry leaders


  2. "Inspection"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Most people that work their are good. Product is really cool.

    Cons

    HORRIBLE management, pay sucks, HR is worthless, constant layoffs, my manager was a drug addict.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself.

  3. "A&P mechanic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic
    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Good opportunities. Good bennys

    Cons

    They don't care about you! But that's typical of a large company

    Advice to Management

    Get real HR


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Mediocore"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decently competitive salary, nice cubicles, some good people, cant really think of anything else but I have to meet the 20 word minimum

    Cons

    People are put into roles that they are not good at and have no experience in. Everything is outsourced whch takes away from your opportunities. Not much work or opportunity is given to people who are starting out in their careers.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the LDP program. So much money is spent on them yet they are unqualified for the roles they land in. Stop outsourcing - that is the reason there is such high turnover.


  5. "Weapons and Sensor Systems"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at AJ's pizza across the street are great.

    Cons

    Most of the campus has been abandoned and left to rot, the buildings are literally falling apart. Workforce that has survived layoffs (now no more than a hundred or so) has been relocated to small building in the rear of the campus.

    Morale is low
    Talent hemorrhaging, most experienced folks from Engineering to quality to finance have either quit or been laid off.

    No serious investment in R&D. Company has failed to gain any foothold in the market with the new products it when it does come up with them.

    This is not a meritocratic environment. The value of your input is determined by your seniority. Similarly you are not rewarded for your performance, you are rewarded based on how many games of golf you've played with the senior manager in the past year.

    Advice to Management

    Add a note to job postings that says this is a toxic environment you don't want to work here.


  6. "Each business unit is its own entity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time

    Pros

    Generally good pay, decent benefits, very good people

    Cons

    Not enough collaboration and sharing of resources between business units.

    Advice to Management

    Make the investments needed to ensure the company remains viable in the future.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not great since Textron buyout of AAI."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Trainer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Technical Trainer 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

    Large challenging systems to support. So many moving parts allows employees to be exposed to a wide range of products. Direct support for DoD customers boosts morale.

    Cons

    Almost everything has been cost cutting to the point where primary functions are suffering. There is little drive to develop new things, and rather cut costs everywhere. Normal business operations are impacted. Management seems indifferent to individual contributors.

    Advice to Management

    Reinvest in new products and developing employees. Older programs are not the profit creating ventures they used to be.

  8. "Lack of pride"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Writer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Writer in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company has a lot of money and getting nice equipment/software is easy.

    Cons

    Everyone seems to be on a different page and more people than not only care about getting work done, regardless of quality.

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off experienced people for college grads with no idea what they're doing.


  9. "Poor Management at TMLS"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manufacturing Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Associate Manufacturing Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Textron Systems has great insurance and benefits. Most colleagues at Marine and Land Systems are fun, easy to work with, and knowledgeable in their area of expertise.

    Cons

    Marine and Land Systems has extremely poor management, both upper management and departmental management. Managers don't effectively utilize their employees, and new hires, especially, tend to be given work well below their skill and knowledge levels. Management routinely asks salaried employees to work overtime, uncompensated, as opposed to hiring more employees to meet the workload demands. Within 6 months of starting my job with TMLS, the company had 2 layoffs, leaving employees in constant fear of losing their jobs. Morale is usually low amongst employees, to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Take a genuine interest in your employees and work to develop them more. TMLS is just a stepping stone for most of the younger employees because they don't see a future with the company under its current management.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Overtime Practices"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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