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Review averages

  • 92 employees say

    Excellent (36)
    39.130434782609%
    Good (19)
    20.652173913043%
    Satisfactory (22)
    23.913043478261%
    Subpar (15)
    16.304347826087%
    3.32
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    100%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.90

Reviews for Textron

Reviews - What employees say

3.32 Employees say
3.90 Applicants say
  • 21.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Animosity between brands (Cessna, Beechcraft)

Support from management

Only because zero stars isn’t an option. Management is great about talking a good game, however their actions are quite the contrary.

Teamwork

Very little teamwork between salaries and bargaining unit employees

Freedom to work independently

There the right way, the wrong way, and the textron way. And the textron way is to be followed to the letter, and never improved upon.

Internal Communication

The only things that are effectively communicated are the new hoops you need to jump through to do your job.

Gender Equality

Textron disregards men’s and women’s input equally.

Attitude towards older colleagues

As far as I can tell they treat older folks equally to younger folks

Career Development

If your lucky, there is room for advancement. For most, this will not be an option.

Overall compensation for your work

Pay is great.

Office / Work Environment

If you like being a mushroom, this is the place for you. You’ll be kept in the dark and fed all the refuse you can handle.

Environmental Friendliness

A solid effort is made to contain and treat hazardous materials.

Work-Life Balance

Rather than hire enough people to meet deadlines, they mandatory as much overtime as the union contract allows.

Company Image

I think the image of textron is like an Instagram photo. What most people see is filtered.

Job Security

It’s aircraft. As secure as any

Handicapped Accessibility

Would not be a friendly place to a physically handicapped person, but what manufacturing facility is?

Workplace Safety

Sometimes the extent of safety equipment hinders safety

Challenging Work

In production, you will perform one task until you can do it in your sleep. But don’t sleep at work, you’ll get fired for that.

Inclusive / Diverse

They are good about hiring from a diverse labor pool.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Actually listen to employees instead of paying them lip service. Instead of focusing on documenting the contents of toolboxes, get people the tools they need. Take action on quality ideas that are submitted. I could write a novel on how there’s room for improvement in my work scope alone.

What I like about the company

With less than 3 years current seniority, very little.

What I dislike about the company

Again, could write a novel. This company does not care what your skill set is after employment. No matter how impressive your resume is, you will be doing what they need you to do regardless of experience. They will sell you a job in the interview, but don’t count on that being your actual job. Just imagine what your first job was in your respective field, and subtract everything good about it. That’s what you’ll do all day, every day.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Textron Aviation Inc.
  • City
    Wichita
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 06.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Support from management

Quite an interesting subset of managers, directors, etc. There is a wide range of what you'd call 'leadership'. Few are skilled and enjoy what they do and have the people skills combined with the knowledge to be great managers, but MANY lack one or the other. Employees are made managers but not given proper training on how to handle the different skills-set. There are micro-managers and there are lax managers, and moving between the two gives employees whiplash.

Freedom to work independently

Depends on department. Some departments and managers trust that their employees are adults and have responsibility and pride in their work while others feel the need to hover around desks to ensure work is completed.

Gender Equality

Wide variability and discrepancy in pay between men and women within same departments. We aren't stupid, we talk among ourselves. But again, depends on department. IT has strong female leaders and supports the growth and development of women within the company, but Sales and Legal are very male-dominated.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Frequent 'voluntary retirement' programs aimed to get rid of older, higher-compensated employees.

Career Development

Again, bait and switch. During recruiting process company claims to prioritize employee growth and development and the frequency of lateral shifts between departments, yet in practice, this is rare - unless a department is downsized and the employee is seen as valuable enough to keep (new hire = cheap) and they are transferred to another department.

Job Security

Q4 2017 was the first time the word 'layoffs' wasn't a buzzword in the office gossip for the past few years.

Inclusive / Diverse

I've seen less than 4 non-white employees since I started.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Textron Aviation Inc.
  • City
    Wichita
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Legal/tax

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 08.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

We always lived in fear of a layoff even after winning very large contracts. In my 3 years there we had 4-5 company wide layoffs due to poor planning.

Support from management

Management would regularly throw employees under the bus during customer reviews. When the customer would ask "why is xyz behind schedule?" the VP of engineering would regularly team up with the customer and scold the engineering team involved.

Overall compensation for your work

My initial compensation was competitive, but the raises were lacking from year to year.

Office / Work Environment

Facilities were always falling apart - The ship yard would regularly flood and require people with lifted trucks to ferry you from the parking lot to the building.

Work-Life Balance

Again, due to poor initial planning we were expected to put in 50-60 hours per week at minimum. People rarely used their vacation days due to fear of repercussions.

Company Image

The company's poor planning and hire/layoff cycles are well known around the area. I've talked to several previous Textron employees while living in Slidell/New Orleans and they all had the same concerns about long term employment with this company.

Job Security

I was employeed at TMLS for 3 years and we had 4-5 layoffs due to poor project planning and budgeting. This was my main reason for switching jobs.

Workplace Safety

While I was employeed, Textron as a whole reached 100,000 man hours without a work related accident.

Challenging Work

I was very satisfied with the complexity of work done at this location - I wish they would have better program management.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Textron Marine & Land Systems
  • City
    New Orleans
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Design

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 92 employees say

    Excellent (36)
    39.130434782609%
    Good (19)
    20.652173913043%
    Satisfactory (22)
    23.913043478261%
    Subpar (15)
    16.304347826087%
    3.32
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    100%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.90

kununu score comparisons

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3.33
93 reviews

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