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Review averages

  • 13 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    7.6923076923077%
    Good (7)
    53.846153846154%
    Satisfactory (2)
    15.384615384615%
    Subpar (3)
    23.076923076923%
    2.76
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Exelis

Reviews - What employees say

2.76 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 06.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

A man's idea, even when it's a bad one, is worth more than a smart woman's ideas.

Support from management

None. If a man said "I need that resource" then the woman who was using it lost it, and management would snap at her if she tried to explain why she the resource was necessary for her to continue working

Teamwork

Patronization and condescension that was sometimes helpful, no teamwork.

Freedom to work independently

Folks on the 1st floor mandated to use process written by people on the 3rd floor. The men would gather, discuss a woman's work, then send a delegate to tell her how to proceed.

Internal Communication

SOP was "engineering by eavesdropping"

Gender Equality

Zero stars here please

Career Development

Zero stars here. I was required to obtain certifications, but Exelis would not pay for the training.

Office / Work Environment

Two nice buildings; most engineers had an office with a door. Facilities was out of control--deciding to exchange the old furniture in offices in one hallway for old furniture from offices in another hallway so that one person could have furniture s/he liked (furniture in a hallway must all match, did you know?)

Environmental Friendliness

Sometimes a few people would help clean litter out of the stream next to the property.

Work-Life Balance

Not much OT except during travel

Job Security

A lot of the badness came from the stress of knowing that the Customer was constently unhappy with the service & products being provided

Handicapped Accessibility

Sadly, I never noticed. I do not recall having any co-workers with physical disabilities

Challenging Work

Favored fantasy: my current employer bids on and takes that work away from Exelis (now Harris)

Inclusive / Diverse

Women of color were treated abominably. I don't know how they managed.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Come into the 21st century. Do not dismiss what a woman says because of her sex. Do not follow an idiot because he's a man.

What I like about the company

They could have been worse.

What I dislike about the company

Almost everything.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered
  • Company
    Exelis
  • City
    Colorado Springs
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered
  • 13.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Teamwork

N/A

Suggestions for improvement

  • Managements must change

What I dislike about the company

Employer lack of cultivated manner of expression

Teamwork
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered
  • Company
    Exelis Inc
  • City
    Van Nuys
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2010
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    PR/communication

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 29.Jun 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Like all large companies, it comes down to money; we were to expensive and (many of us) too old. Expendable, that is the word that comes to mind. Remember that employees are people with families and pets and homes to pay for!

What I like about the company

The assignments were very interesting and required detailed work that was great. We were concerned about how the company was handling the quantity of work being required of it, and the loss of control of the quality of the work being performed.

What I dislike about the company

We as a group were ahead of schedule and under (substantially) under budget. There was a group meeting where we were all congratulated on our accomplishments, and the following week where we were all laid off without notice. There was a severance package, but we expected to continue; not be laid off.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Exelis Inc.
  • City
    Herndon
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 13 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    7.6923076923077%
    Good (7)
    53.846153846154%
    Satisfactory (2)
    15.384615384615%
    Subpar (3)
    23.076923076923%
    2.76
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Exelis
2.76
13 reviews

Industry average (Consulting)
3.77
105,143 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,416,000 reviews