Answered by John, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Monday, March 10, 2014
I don't think it is a bad idea to pursue multiple options at a company; however, I would be mindful of what you are applying for. If the jobs you are applying for span across multiple functions, this might confuse a recruiter or hiring manager, and demonstrate that you're not quite sure what position you are actually interested in. While it's great to keep your options open, sometimes applying to too many makes it seem like you are applying to just an position, not one of actual interest. If you have contact with a representative from the company, make sure to mention the positions that are of interest to you so they are aware and can figure out where the best fit may be. Good luck!