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Textron Systems Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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Pros
  • I got some great experience and met some great people while working there (in 24 reviews)

  • The benefits are good, especially if you intend to further your education (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Not the greatest benefits, work life balance (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "It's good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Finance in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Direct management is amazing. My counterparts and myself get along well.

    Cons

    none at the time


  2. "Textron Systems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The talent of my fellow co workers

    Cons

    Lack of R&D testing and engineering.


  3. "A Business Unit in Decline"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent ethics, great people to work, and provides opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    The current DoD business climate and failed program execution has led to a significant erosion on revenue and long term business unit survival.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be less focused on near term survival tactics and more focused on long term strategy needed to grow again.


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  5. "Manager Benefits and Wellness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Security Officer"

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


  7. "Some interesting work, some frustration to get things done"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Blackstone, VA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Blackstone, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were very nice, helpful and friendly
    Not too stressful of a job generally
    Good pay and benefits if you're there full time
    Got to see some really cool stuff because of the facility operations

    Cons

    Took a long time to get anything approved or done
    Not in corporate office so you have little exposure to hire ups

    Advice to Management

    Conduct more thorough reviews of management


  8. "Big Company Woes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President of Homeland Security in Wilmington, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Homeland Security in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good mission to make useful products. Workforce was well compensated and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Slow moving decision process. Poor strategy did not migrate down to actionable business plans for sectors. Corporate decision makers were ruled by Wall Street investors and did not see long term strategic investment opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Try and stop worrying about quarterly profits and develop a long-term strategy for business growth. Complete dependence on military investment will dry up.


  9. "Lacked challenge"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Intern - Intern in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Textron Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay for the area. Interesting, hands-on work. Supervisor was incredibly knowledgeable about the system and worked hard to make me feel included. Coworkers and their bosses were all very friendly and eager to help. UAVs are an interesting engineering challenge with a lot of complexities involved.

    Cons

    Not enough to do - often ran out of tasks and people to ask for more work. Very structured work day. Interns are often given meaningless grunt work to fill the time. No real opportunities to shadow engineers in different divisions of the company. Layoffs occured during the internship which isn't encouraging as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Give interns more freedom and responsibility to multi-task. They are more capable than you think. Shoe-horning an intern into a single division means that when they run out of work, they're left doing meaningless tasks.


  10. "Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tewksbury, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Textron Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, small dedicated workforce for manufacturing and R&D. Management and workforce are all on the same page when it comes to the task at hand.

    Cons

    Only one major product is manufactured at this Wilmington facility. The prospects of new work in the future are low.

    Advice to Management

    Need to put stronger efforts into Business Development opportunities to generating new customers and interest with unique product offerings to government services.


  11. "Unmanned Systems: Learned a Lot, Not the Atmosphere for Me"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Intern - Electrical Engineering Intern in Cockeysville, MD
    Current Intern - Electrical Engineering Intern in Cockeysville, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at Textron Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - If you want to learn, there are many very experienced and knowledgeble people from which to learn

    Cons

    - Very self-attacking company culture. No one really seems like they truly want to be there very much.
    - Stuck with legacy of government contract style workplace from parent company. Highly limits ability of engineers to do their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the logging of hours when it's all internally billed.


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