- Exelis06.Aug 2017
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
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.
SOP was "engineering by eavesdropping"
Zero stars here please
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?)
Sometimes a few people would help clean litter out of the stream next to the property.
Not much OT except during travel
A lot of the badness came from the stress of knowing that the Customer was constently unhappy with the service & products being provided
Sadly, I never noticed. I do not recall having any co-workers with physical disabilities
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
The following benefits were offered to me
- CityColorado Springs
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2014