L3 is generally a great company -- if you don't work in the aircraft segments. They provide great benefits and incentives and hire quality people. Unfortunately, L3 of the past 10-15 years is acutely focused on building products and systems for the military only. As a result, they attempt to manage the aircraft mod and integration units just as they do the product-oriented segments. Design and integration of an interior, a communications, self defense or weapons system is much more a SERVICE than a product. At best, it's a one-off, developmental product for each and every new contract/aircraft type -- unless the contract is for fleet installations. Until L3 recognizes this and manages those units appropriately, the units and the people who work in them will suffer.
L3 sees recent failures in those segments as the result of poor performance by the local employees and managers. They do not provide an experience based, overall scheme for management of the service aspect of these programs at all, and as a result the integration team suffers under the unrealistic contract agreements made for them by management teams with little aircraft installation/integration experience.
Great benefits, flexible schedule
Unrealistic budgets, no training, no cohesive project/functional managment team