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General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
511 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and competitive salary - great co-workers and working environment (in 31 reviews)

  • Very casual work environment (shorts, t-shirts as long as you're not meeting a client) (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management seems oblivious to tech so middle management had to translate needs (in 20 reviews)

  • Low work-life balance, people expect you to work extra hours (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    STAY AWAY!!!!! WORST COMPANY EVER

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chester, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chester, VA

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    NONE other than I got a paycheck. Nothing else. Period.

    Cons

    Rules only apply to certain people. Racist HR dept in Chesterfield. WORST HR dept and management team ever. Always looking for ways to stick it to you. Too bad I had to give a "star" for ratings. This company doesn't deserve ANY stars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some training on how to be leaders, not the Hitler kind. Depts should also learn to work together instead of against each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I started having panic attacks working as a csr.

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    Current Employee - Call Service Representative in Lynn Haven, FL
    Current Employee - Call Service Representative in Lynn Haven, FL

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

    Pros

    The only reason is the paycheck.

    Cons

    Ngd software is lousy,internet crashes frequently, callers can't seem to access their accounts or applications,and general dynamics asks for perfection amid all the computor chaos and the position is a 4 month temporary job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back off of the corporate perfectionism,fix the lousy ngd software.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A stepping stone company until you get some place better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to clean your own desk that you probably share with several other people. It's a job. if you work at a different site then phoenix they seem to be more concerned about their employees

    Cons

    They will give you free bedbugs and bedbug bites during your employment with them. No parking during peak. They will not pay to exterminate their pets you take home with you The carpets are old stained and ugly, along with the cubicles. You would think you worked at a getto second hand store how ratchet everything is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    for HR. get rid of the bugs properly. and you will keep your employees longer. Your mandatory days need to be compensated with extra money for babysitters and everything else we have to do to adjust our normal days we have off and have to pay for daycare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    They Have Bed Bugs!! Seriously!!!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The job training was fun and easy. The Trainer was great and I learned a lot. However, they have a bed bug infestation and it is a problem that they have had for many years. I was not told that they had bed bugs. I wish they had told me when they offered me the job because I would have turned down the job from the beginning. I now have bed bugs at home which bite my baby :(

    now I have to throw away my furniture and pay a lot to fumigate.

    Cons

    Bed bugs will infest you home and it will const more to treat it than what you will earn there. I quit after we all started getting bites and the trainers finally told us that there where bed bugs when one was found on a girl.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inform people that you have bed bugs when you ask them to come in for an interview! Bed bugs are very easy to catch even by simply sitting on a chair.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Be Careful of What your expectations are beforehand

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator VTC SME in Warner Robins, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator VTC SME in Warner Robins, GA

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

    Pros

    It's all about the customer. Your needs and opinion are not warranted. No matter of how much hard work and dedication you provide to this company, your needs are never important, even if this means that you are right, you are actually wrong when it comes to the customer.

    Cons

    Low pay. I actually saw some reviews that the pay was high, but don't believe this. I started with the company in 2012 and started out making $50,000 dollars per year for a job that should have been paying me near $70,000 starting pay. I never got a raise either year, in fact none of the other employees in my work place did not receive a raise either, it was horrible to think that a fortune 500 company like GDIT refused to give their employees raises, and on top of that you will not get any personal time off. One thing that really upset me was when it snowed in Georgia:Warner Robins AFB we had to use our personal holiday hours for days off, because the company did not want to cover the cost of employees taking or using alternative leave as an option, even though the Air force had already paid for those days. I never use a review to write a negative review but I want to caution anyone looking for employment with this company to be aware because I wish I had, and there are many people still working at Warner Robins GA who feel the same way, but they can't find employment anywhere else to get away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing worth saying because it will never matter what the employee says, because the customer is always right regardless of the situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetent

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    Former Employee - SAM in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - SAM in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sorry, I cannot offer a single "Pro" my experience was literally, that bad.

    Cons

    1) The office that I was managed by a pot head who was having an affair with his subordinate. Upper management has been advised and has done nothing about it. What does that tell you?
    2) I had three supervisors in 5 months and each had their own way of managing the project. I had tenure over everyone when I hit the 6 month mark because the turnover was so high.
    3) My latest supervisor, before he became supervisor, informed me that his goal was to get people to quit or get fired. When I asked in incredulity "Why"? He responded, "more work for my team".
    4) Project sabotage is a constant at GDIT because of rival teams.
    The network that we had to work with is only up 1 day in last 8. GDIT couldn't keep the GD IT going was the joke.

    If it wasn't so serious it would be comical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm done giving advice to these incompetents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    My time served at GDIT/Vangent gave me experience to progress in my career at a reputable company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, VA

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Experience. Time off is flexible.

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism all the way around, from entry level up through Senior Management.
    The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing MOST of the time.
    HR is bias to their friends.
    Policies are put in place before they are well thought out, resulting in complete chaos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire professional individuals and pay them well to do their job. Let new, experienced, professional management members lead the call center in a new, positive direction.

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

    Bureaucracy drives us and allows us to keep the good old boy network running smoothly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Instructor in Sierra Vista, AZ

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you can rub elbows, play golf, be misogynistic and drink with some of the "good old boy" club members then, you've got a job forever. They'll even create new positions for you and somehow get a crazy budget approved for it. If you're a narcissistic, back stabbing individual then you'll fit right in here.

    Cons

    If you're a woman with the ability to speak; if you have morals and won't sleep with some of the puppet masters; if you feel compelled to do what's right; if you don't like being a bully, this company is not for you. If you can't flirt your way into the good graces of men, do not apply, you wouldn't last long anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over worked and kicked out.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Waco, TX

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    Great benefits package withDecent pay.

    Cons

    No consistency. Site mgr was never behind her team. Was dishnoest employer. High turn over rates. Lack in retro pay. Checks not on time. Too many system switches that forced everyone off the phones and into training. Constantly. Report metrics were never accurate. Time fraud extremely high. Hr department is a joke. Ethics hotline reports through the roof. Security subpar. Police out frequently due to fights drug sells and usage in the parking lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up ur game. A top playing people. A happy place to work will keep retention rates up and incentives will drive the metrics. Start being honest to your people. Quit deleting critical emails from folks. Start paying people fairly when you owe them money. Start paying your bills appropriately and take some accountability for a new site that was always at the bottom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of respect for fellow human beings.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sandy, UT

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

    Pros

    Free healthcare for the employee only.

    Cons

    It's ridiculous to add your family to the health coverage its almost your whole salary and management is just looking to get you fired to save there own assets its a total joke for any one that wants a career in customer service should avoid this companies call center at all cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of your rectum and be a leader not a single employee trust you except one manager that should really be in a better career because he has a sincere future as management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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