General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Changes needed

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    GDIT does an excellent job of getting vendors paid. At times I have gotten a vendor paid within 15 days of invoicing.

    Cons

    GDIT senior management is populated by persons who are unequipped by either training or experience to run the business. The finance and accounting departments are extremely good, but operations is allowed to go there own way with respect to compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act. GDIT has a large population of ex military officers and NCO's who are assumed to possess management skill by the senior level management at GDIT. Unfortunately, being an officer or NCO does not qualify you to manage an organization in the private competitive sector. GDIT manages it's wireless services business as if it is working for the DOD. Unfortunately that does not cut it in the non-governmental sector. GDIT has lost market share in the telecommunications services sector as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spin off the telecommunications services part of the business from the part of GDIT that does government work. Staff it with people who have succeeded and made money in the private sector.

  2. Poor management, OK pay

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    Former Employee - News Writer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - News Writer in Washington, DC

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None, I think this is a really bad company to work for.

    Cons

    Management is irresponsible, my boss was horrible and rude, management did nothing to address issues. Management often lied, talk bad about customer behind their back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management. Care about your employees a little.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Poor management that lacks the conviction to realize its long-term goals.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The dental and vision insurance are great. Some great people and interesting tasks to work on from time to time.

    Cons

    Management is limited in its ability to follow through on long term goals for the division. Knee jerk reactions to short term influences have destabilized the organization and caused the most qualified people to leave over the past year. It is difficult to get approval for training. Communication throughout the organization is poor. The 401k match is the lowest of any company I've worked for in the industry (3%). The organization is also top heavy, with an incredible number of directors, sr. directors, and VPs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with all of the employees in your management structure. Maintain conviction in long term goals - you set them for a reason. Modifications in strategy are to be expected, but radical alterations in direction cause stress among employees, causing the best to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Disappointing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    Pros? I can't think of a single one. I guess the health insurance was alright and decently priced and 401k was ok.

    Cons

    It's not a fun place to work. It is all about the numbers and not about actually helping the people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it fun to work there instead of counting numbers so much each day. Make the employees feel important instead of just a body filling a chair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Great pay but politics make it a harmful environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    Great pay. Looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Does not care about it's employees, shows no morale support, very cheap to spend money on awards or other employee incentives. Upper management only cares about their career and salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing says high turnovers like senior management who does not even take the time to see how their employees are doing. Employees that go above and beyond do not get recognized and their award system (Gift cards) takes an act of congress to get approved. Employee concerns to management goes into the internet abyss and working hard equals harder work as a reward. Just take time to visit your sites and ask your front line leaders how are things going?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Company ethics are going down hill...

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator

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

    Pros

    Large company so, easy to travel to different locations, and when one site closes, another job is usually available elsewhere.

    Cons

    At the end of 2013 they killed/(Froze) the pension of everyone who had already been working 12 years or more and had been expecting a retirement. This year, our regional manager just canceled all merit increases for everyone!
    GD stock is up roughly 35% over the last year. But they cant afford a merit increase to even keep up with the rate of inflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinstate the pensions to those of us who were promised one. Don't be sad when the technical positions unionize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. great company

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    Former Contractor - Senior Systems Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Former Contractor - Senior Systems Engineer in Rockville, MD

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very big, a lot of options to advance your career

    Cons

    UNTIL your contract is over...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    severance package

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    High stress, low pay, and no yearly increases

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chester, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chester, VA

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    You get a pay check every two weeks & benefits

    Cons

    Everything else! Some supervisors are down right rude, HR doesn't care about your concerns, our chairs are falling apart, floors are dirty, the computer system is slow and yet we're expected to be "perfect" csrs. Need I go on?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring better quality people who actually want to come to work, stop allowing people to leave and then when call volumes increase we're scrambling to assist the callers. Conduct drug test! We are dealing with peoples personal information and if some one is a drug addict this is not the job for them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Avoid at all cost!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    There are no pros for this unethical company

    Cons

    ZERO ethics!!! The management stinks and will lie to manipulate employees! Hostile working environment at GD corporate offices. Exposure to hazardous working conditions and materials at DoD sites. The majority of colleagues are contractors that use cut-throat, back stabbing tactics to stack or preserve "billable hours" to cheat the government and GDIT. Note to job seekers and the skeptical... The GD recruiter will entice you with a DoD security clearance but you will pay a price only to regret taking the position. The damage to your career will be catastrophic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close the company... Unethical morons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Inept management team with an inability to manage team of employees

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    Former Employee - Senior Configuration Analyst in Warrenton, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Configuration Analyst in Warrenton, VA

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    Close to home, good work colleagues

    Cons

    Lack of good managers; inept management policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow subject matter experts to fulfill their tasks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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