L-3 Communications

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Great company to work for

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Former Employee - Project Manager II  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
Former Employee - Project Manager II in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

Pros

Excellent company with a great growth potential due to the service nature of the business

Cons

Constant change means that contract can be lost during re-compete.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Standard Products division at Arlington, TX location from POV of Subcontracted 3D Digital Artist

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    Former Employee - Database Asset Modeler  in  Arlington, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Database Asset Modeler in Arlington, TX (US)

    Pros

    Contracted by Superior Technical Services, the pay, for work performed at L3 communications, is distributed weekly.
    Hours worked yields alternated Fridays off. Based on 80/90 format, one works 9 hour days four days a week with alternate Fridays requiring an 8 hour workday.

    Cons

    No path to becoming an permanent employee. Some very good artists have been working with no benefits for at least 3-4 years with declarations from management that "it's not within the business model that artists be transitioned into permanent fulltime employees".
    Especially for recently graduated artists, the pay is extremely low--but still above minimum wage.
    Artists learn very early on that, at the company, art is not considered important--each artist, no matter their qualification or experience, is highly expendable.
    The work completed to internal standards is substandard--even for game-side low poly work. No work can be used in an professional 3D art portfolio.
    The Lead over the art pool group has no management nor specific art training and it shows through the low level of professionalism, low team morale, and lack of quality oversight/performance targets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Experienced senior /junior 3D artists and their output are valuable to an organization which develops serious games especially given the upward trajectory of expectation levels for the whole of potential users and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    L-3 MariPro. OK, but not good for carrer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Goleta, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with. With the exception of a few, all people are extremely friendly. Some interesting travel to places once in awhile. Steady job for now.

    Cons

    Management is extremely full of pompous, arrogant, EGO. They treat others very poorly.

    Quality, manufacturing, inventory control, are extremely broken. Audits are a facade, a show, put on to convince the auditors we are doing our our job, instead of show casing to them how well we do it. The fix to this recently, is not going to work. Outside help is needed.

    New ideas are not welcome. You will be told, "This is the way we have always done it, we will continue to do it this way". This is like their freeking motto.

    There is absolutely NO chance of any advancement. People are hired in from outside. There is NO training for advancement, there is rarely an opportunity and all the managers there are not leaving for at least 10 years. Mentoring is non existent, and training to do your job is scarce.

    The Managers will do all the interesting, challenging work and leave you with the stuff they do not want to do.

    The facility is dirty. It is common to have rats and mice in your office. It is a very old building thatt is falling apart. The equipment to do your job is outdated and new technology is not embraced. You will loose your skills here. It is not innovated, but instead, just minor modifications of the same stuff they have done for 30 years.

    Management is impersonal and does not care about your personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the quality, manufacturing and inventory problems. This will sink the company that is already plagued with deployed failures. The solution that has been implemented wont work. Someone from outside needs to be brought in. An actual professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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