For the life of me I can’t decide on whether I want to continue on or jump ship. So many changes have occurred during the last few years, none for the better. I joined bright eyed ready to take on the world. But now I’m not sure if it’s worth it. There is very little real compensation to working here. Other than a paycheck does anyone think it’s still worth remaining?
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After 24 years as a non supervisor by choice and a yearly wage at 115,000 with finance degree I have seen my share of good and bad at l3. It’s been a great ride and the people that complain are usually the people those of us that actually work hard we are glad to see go. Happy trails. If there are layoffs then so be it but I can bet one thing. Great people have people in high places that usually keep the lay-off at bay. But if not then you move on. 24 years of hard work, good friends, 90 percent fair supervisors and about 8 years from retirement. Our entire division was allowed to work from home permanently. Not worried. Life is too short. 825,000 in 401k and 1200 pension I barely got in when I hired on. I want my country and everyone that has suffered from this damn virus to get back on there feet. I pray for that every day.
"For me, I care about our products and customers more and thus I've decided to make an attempt to survive this nightmare, and try to be a voice of change whenever I can."
I was naive enough to think the same thing. Thought that I could provide excellent customer service and make a difference. You can't fight the fools who have no idea what they are doing on a daily basis. Your work will never matter. If you cannot provide product, the support means nothing. Empty words and promises are not filling purchase orders.
I loved working for L-3. I HATE working for Harris. Is it worth holding onto? That's up to you.
For me, I care about our products and customers more and thus I've decided to make an attempt to survive this nightmare, and try to be a voice of change whenever I can.
I heard that there is a steady track of in house procedures being shared with Marathon Norco Aerospace Inc. Maybe they are thinking about selling out.
"No, working at L3Harris is not worth it."
Any company that cannot provide raises, standard training, quality technology and software while a less than effective Executive Team resides in office is a clear example of how they refuse to place any value on their employees. The final straw was seeing the health benefits reduced to the lowest level of coverage.
No, working at L3Harris is not worth it.
"Human Beings Were Not Meant To Sit In Little Cubicles Staring At Computer Screens All Day, Filling Out Useless Forms And Listening To Eight Different Bosses Drone On About Mission Statements!”
"Was it a TPS report?"
“I’m Going To Need Those TPS Reports ASAP. So, If You Could Do That, That’d Be Great...”
It really IS hysterical. I just about fell out of my chair when our supervisor walked into my cubicle asking for a report to be run.
Was it a TPS report?
It really IS hysterical. I just about fell out of my chair when our supervisor walked into my cubicle asking for a report to be run. I asked her if she had access to the data and system and she just looked away and then said "I do, but I don't know how to use it."
That was the best day ever. She finally had to stand there and admit she spent decades at the company and learned nothing or did anything.
Three months later I left for a better job.
I'd hardly call being a lowly L3H supervisor a 'corporate job' and from my experience, there's only one kind of job they are capable of performing. Maybe that's how they get promoted to directors?
It's a corporate job where the only thing that matters is appearance. Clock in, do the bare minimum and clock out. Nobody will notice or care if you barely work. Incompetence can be easily manipulated if you learn how to do it.
My supervisor was never "my equal" so I cannot relate. I actually have a world-class education and took my talents elsewhere. The writing regarding L3 was on the wall long before they merged to L3H and then things really got bad, so I left. I don't miss the company at all.
It had to be the biggest assembly of incompetent people that I've ever worked with or for in my career. Too many people who were in roles that they did not deserve, nor perform well at. I'd heard lots of reasons why several women were quickly promoted in a certain location and now see that there is some real truth to this. When you have a director level individual that cannot log on to the company order entry system, that's proof enough for me as to how this person achieved their title. I won't work with people like this. Low standards, even lower morals.
Coming from someone formerly in your shoes. I stayed with them for 8 years and I wanted out at year 2. Against my better judgement I stayed because of the big defense contractor mantra. At year 8 I got a new supervisor who was my former equal and didn't like me very much, so after about 6 or so months I knew I had no choice but to leave or be, and I quote "Layed Off". Now I have been gone from them for a little over a year after finding a much better job with a much more caring company. I will say it was the best decision I have ever made to leave L3H behind and will never go back or recommend them as a company. Since I have been gone I have received way more money, and better recognition for my hard work. I never got anything accept a annual cost of living increase from L3H and a half assed review no matter how hard I worked.