General Dynamics C4 Systems

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General Dynamics C4 Systems Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
392 Reviews
2.8
392 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent since producing anything is largely irrelevant (in 22 reviews)

  • Some very good people down in the ranks -- talented and care about what they're doing (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management seems out-of-touch with the common workers/engineers (in 24 reviews)

  • There is an inherent "good ol' boys" network in senior management (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Incredibly Important Work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time

    Pros

    Terrific employees who serve heroes. We connect and protect warfighters and first responders.

    Cons

    All businesses have down cycles in their markets, and C4 Systems continues to weather theirs as the U.S. Army rests following two wars which have taken a tremendous toll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of your immediate opportunity with Mission Systems to form an even better company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems

    Pros

    Great place to work for.

    Cons

    HR rushes to much. Give people a chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give perspective employees a chance to get back to you.

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    It has been a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, great people and work environment, flexible work schedule, challenging and interesting work, nice health center, business rebounding

    Cons

    Our primary customer, government, has had budget issues creating business challenges and fierce competition. IT rules too restrictive and antiquated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on long term objectives while continuing to make positive strides tackling near term challenges. Continue to promote from within and grow internal talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    My Home

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Hardware Engineer in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Hardware Engineer in Needham, MA

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, been here 32 years. Lots of interesting programs to work on. Great pay and benefits. Family Atmosphere. Happy customers that keep coming back, even when there are problems. Great technology.

    Cons

    The company is suffering from the current decrease in defense spending. Hopefully that will turn around soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees with a rotation program so they can experience more of what C4S has to offer. More group and one-on-one communication with management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Govt Cuts Hurt

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Very interesting defense-type work. Good people, very professional. Hours are flexible and accommodating. Work-life balance is encouraged.

    Cons

    Because of cutbacks in govt funding, layoffs are common place. Workloads have increased substantially in the last 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommend sharing the wealth from other parts of the company to support the R&D in the emerging areas where C4 has core expertise and years of experience. Focus more effort on winning new business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    General Dynamics C4 Systems Response

    Apr 28, 2014HR Operations

    We’re glad to hear that you’re happy with your work; we want all of our employees to have pride in their jobs. We agree that government cuts hurt, and we are doing our best to work through this ... More

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The compensation is pretty good.
    You work with very talented people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company as a whole is fairly bureaucratic, but this is typical of a government contractor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    All employees have been very knowledgable, helpful and welcoming.

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    Current Employee - Strategic Planner in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Strategic Planner in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great professional atmosphere
    Knowledgable staff
    Opportunity to network and learn the system of operations
    Take part in assisting with the advancement of technology to better the defense of our nation

    Cons

    Have not found any yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your employees professional strengths and weaknesses and how to use them to your advantage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    The company is doing a great job treading water in the current economic climate company to others in the industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent work force motivated to work with teams. Strong and friendly management rewards those based on performance not how hard you try.

    Cons

    The company is struggling to keep costs down considering the sequestration. A lot of unknowns in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring more youth into our aging plants to help energize the workforce and change the current culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engaging people and challenging environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge company and intelligent employee base

    Cons

    Large corporation and a lot of bureaucracy much like any large company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Developing a long term strategy and sticking with it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Committed to the soldier, advancing technology

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time

    Pros

    General Dynamics is a great company, GDC4S's work is in an interesting intersection between technology and defense. The company is getting through sequestration well.

    Cons

    The benefits are slightly less generous than what the federal government offers, but still decent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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