Our Commitment to Our People

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Textron’s talent strategy is to grow and develop our people internally. We focus on developing employees throughout the Textron enterprise so we have the right people in the right jobs at the right time. When positions become available, we want our employees to be prepared to take on new opportunities and continue to challenge themselves.

Our talent development programs are tailored for employees at each stage of their careers and include a mix of enterprise-wide and business unit-specific programs.

  • Entry Level Programs
    • The Textron Leadership Development Program offers roughly 250 participants a year across all functions an opportunity to take rotational assignments at two or more of our businesses over a two-year period.
    • Rotational programs within some of our business units allow early career professionals exposure within functional areas such as engineering, integrated supply chain, sales and human resources.
  • Mid-Career Programs – our business units offer various programs designed for experienced professionals to broaden their skillsets, from functional development to curricula designed to transition individual contributors into leadership roles.
  • Leadership Programs – Textron offers formal training for leaders, with programs customized for first time managers, managers of managers, directors and vice-presidents.

Alongside on-the-job training, a wide variety of skills-based training is also offered to our employees by Textron University, an internal corporate resource which provides facilitated classroom professional and leadership development programs and an online portal to take web-based courses, register for classroom programs, access advanced skills technical training and manage recertification of existing qualifications.

In addition, Textron’s Educational Assistance Program reimburses employees for expenses from approved degree or certification programs from institutions accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Expenses eligible for reimbursement (up to an annual limit) include costs for tuition, books, registration fees, laboratory, College Equivalency Programs and administrative fees.

Textron has a formal annual talent review process in which the current and future talent needs of each business are assessed. Paired with ongoing workforce planning, this process enables our talented employees to be challenged with new and unique assignments as our businesses grow and evolve. In addition, leaders from our functional areas within each business belong to enterprise-wide councils which conduct annual talent reviews. In this way, employees who are ready to assume significant leadership roles can be matched to opportunities that best fit their career path, which may be in other businesses within the enterprise.

2017 CAREER DEVELOPMENT AT TEXTRON AT A GLANCE

1,626

employees utilized tuition reimbursement via the Educational Assistance Program

$7.9 MILLION

reimbursed to employees via the Educational Assistance Program

More than
850

instructor-led formal professional and leadership development classes conducted

More than
19,000

employees participated in professional, technical or leadership development instructor-led classes

More than
58,000

online professional and technical development courses completed by employees


 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Textron is committed to having a diverse workforce and inclusive workplaces throughout our global operations. We believe that our highly talented employees, who have a variety of perspectives, cultures and experiences, create a strategic advantage. We support inclusive workplaces where employees feel valued and respected.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT TEXTRON

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national and ethnic origin, marital status, military service or obligation, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment must be followed in all aspects of employment and personnel practices including but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, placement, performance evaluation, upgrading or promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, layoff and recall, training and development, social and recreational programs and application of all company policies, procedures, and benefits.

Within the United States, it is Textron’s policy to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of their race, sex, status as individuals with disabilities or protected veterans, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. Textron develops annual Affirmative Action plans with specific goals to support the employment and advancement and fair pay of minorities, women, qualified disabled persons and veterans.

We are dedicated to maintaining a workplace free of harassment or discrimination and where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. Employees are encouraged to report any suspected harassment or discriminatory conduct, and the Company is committed to investigating all reports of harassing and/or discriminatory conduct and taking appropriate action in response where an investigation reveals any prohibited conduct. Managers and supervisors are specifically responsible for taking actions to prevent violations of Textron’s equal employment opportunity policy and to maintain a work environment that is free from harassment or discrimination and reporting any conduct that violates this commitment. Retaliation of any kind against employees for reporting discrimination or participating in investigations is expressly prohibited.