Exelis Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2021

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2.8
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Exelis President & CEO David F. Melcher
David F. Melcher
173 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, good benefits, work life balance was good untIl schedule changed to 6 days a week(in 29 reviews)

  • "Company Events, Smart & Friendly People, Good Benefits(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Difficult to move up - upper management is aloof(in 37 reviews)

  • "Company was sold to Harris Corp(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Power plant engineer

      Oct 21, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary scale & care for proper working condition at work place. Care for health related matter.

      Cons

      Taking time to pass on low level massage to upper management.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good cimoany

      Jun 3, 2021 - Financial Service Representative (FSR) 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Remote working, good benefits, good compensation

      Cons

      Limited opportunities from remote locations

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Supply Clerk

      Apr 17, 2021 - Supply Clerk in Khowst
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diversity, Equal opportunities, Respect, Attitude and integrity

      Cons

      security it was a war zone, Lack of innovation,

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee

      good

      May 4, 2021 - Assistant Accountant in Colombo
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good work ethics and salary

      Cons

      bad work ethics of some employees

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent

      Aug 26, 2020 - Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good place to learn introductory

      Cons

      Small company with small mentality.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Overall good experience

      Jul 30, 2019 - Field Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Travel schedule, pay, and benefits were decent.

      Cons

      Few raises and little upward mobility outside of engineering.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Slow and Steady

      Jun 17, 2019 - Senior Buyer in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay and benefits package

      Cons

      Job Security, a lot of "right sizing" ahead of the merger with Harris.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Can be a dead end job if you're not on the right track.

      Jun 10, 2014 - Systems Engineer II in Clifton, NJ
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      Pros

      By for the best reason to work at Exelis is the work/life balance. There is a very laid back culture here where as long as you get your work done on time, you can get away with almost anything. Personally I work a very variable work schedule because it is convenient for me and my management doesn't have any problems with it as long as I do my 40 hrs a week and get my work done.

      Cons

      Outside of the better than average work/life balance everything else is pretty much sub-par. Employees are not compensated well. Promotions are not given without a fight and even when promoted most people receive a title bump without a salary increase. The profit sharing bonus we have been receiving for the past few years has ranged from 0.03-0.05% which is nothing compared to the profit this company makes. There are opportunities for good and interesting work here but, most times you have to be lucky/connected enough to get assigned to the groups that get the work.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Poor Management Practices

      Aug 13, 2008 - Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA
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      Pros

      The people at the lower levels. As an engineer I think some of the best reasons to work for ITT is the opportunity to work on a wide variety of technologies. In my business unit, people do have the freedom to work on technologies that they find interesting. Also, the stability of working for the industry leader is nice. In some ways, the benefits are better than any other company I have worked at.

      Cons

      The level and quality of engineering is overall pretty low, lower than many other companies: many people still use the same tools as they used 30 years ago. Other are jealous of what they know and try not to share it with anybody (job security?!?). Process is very very long and frustrating: with 40k employees, it sometimes takes a week to do a 1 hour job. It all explain why many products are coming from acquisitions and are not developed internally. There is no diversity at all in engineering. Also, from the level of director going up, many are "retired": they are just interested in getting their bonus and consider sending random emails at random hours (with their blackberry and similar) a valid proof that they are working around the clock. There are not many chances to improve your career unless you are one of the boys. It is pretty sick that a lazy PM that has lost tons of money is still around.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Excellent company, good advancement, good benefits.

      Feb 6, 2019 - Senior Program Manager in Clifton, NJ
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      Pros

      Salary, benefits, advancement, people, atmosphere

      Cons

      Micromanage, and sometimes too much stress

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