Working at L-3 Communications

3.4
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  • Appreciation
    3.3
  • Company Outlook
    3.5
  • Fair Pay
    2.8
  • Learning and Development
    3.1
  • Manager Communication
    3.5
  • Manager Relationship
    3.9
  • Pay Policy
    2.6
  • Pay Transparency
    2.4
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L-3 Communications Reviews

What is it like working at L-3 Communications?

November 2015
"Since I've been there."
Senior Software Engineer:
Pros: Routine and predictable.
Cons: Reviewing and analysing other people's code.
February 2016
"Ethically Driven to Provide Products and Services."
Program Manager, Engineering:
Pros: Cutting edge technology, ethics are paramount, top down culture of stewardship with the responsibility to the country and the warfighter.
Cons: Compensation lower than private sector.
June 2016
"L-3 AMI."
Electrical Engineer:
Pros: Variety of work.
Cons: All people are interchangeable. ANY electrical can do ALL parts of electrical. Same for mechanical.
September 2016
"Solid Company."
Program Manager, Engineering:
Pros: Great ethics, committed to the cause, L-3 considers the employees.
Cons: None.
November 2018
Program Manager, Aviation / Aerospace:
The work itself has always been interesting and I have been given a reasonable amount of latitude to accomplish my programs. However leadership 2nd guesses if anything is not perfect and bases raises and promotions on popularity contests not on what you've accomplished.
January 2019
Senior Technical Writer:
Pros: Fascinating industry (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance). Very good pay and benefits. Cons: Zero training or mentoring. Limited “employee-development” programs. Consistent erosion of benefits over time. Very wide salary ranges with no clear “formula” to know if you’re in the gender-wage gap or if your pay is commensurate with skills and experience. Layoffs include people in spitting distance of retirement. Engineers rule. Men rule. Less than 10% female employees. Even less than that in Management. Money is the name of the game. Corporate speak is about supporting the warfighter, but it’s big businessmen doing big deals with big corporations (including government) with deep pockets. Zero attention to workflow efficiency. Not female friendly. In a big corporate meeting, an engineer stood up and said he wants to see Management take sexual-harassment reports seriously. Haven’t met anyone other than a few engineers who love their job.
January 2019
"Challenging, but rewarding."
Security Manager in San Diego:
Pros: The people
Cons: Nothing, it is a great place to work.
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