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General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 420 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

General Dynamics Information Technology President S. Daniel Johnson

S. Daniel Johnson

(132 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and competitive salary - great co-workers and working environment(in 28 reviews)

  • Very casual work environment (shorts, t-shirts as long as you're not meeting a client)(in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management seems oblivious to tech so middle management had to translate needs(in 13 reviews)

  • Low work-life balance, people expect you to work extra hours(in 7 reviews)

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    Associate Software Developer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRelaxed work environment, Job security

    ConsNot paid enough for cost of living in Northern VA area. Difficult to move up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The business units are normally after top profit

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge company. Decent benefits. Offers online training on a lot of subjects

    ConsLarge company. Difficult to have upward mobility when you are a contractor. If you were to work in the business side, you may have a chance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive your contractors good feedback on their possibilities for growth in their markets.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Supervisor (Current Employee) Lawrence, KS

    ProsIt's the largest employer in town. The pros pretty much end there.

    ConsSalaries are low and yearly raises are miniscule. Staff continues to be cut while expected to maintain the same amount of work or more. Benefits are not great. Staff morale is the lowest it has ever been. There is very little room for advancement. I see many qualified and competent individuals stay stuck in low level positions. There is little support for training and development as all time is focused on keeping up with the workload.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHappy employees are productive employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not the worst company I ever worked for, but certainly would not go back.

    Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) Fairfax, VA

    ProsBig company with a lot of money in the bank for expansion and to deal with the lean times. The pay is competitive,

    ConsMiddle management seems to be a at each others throat constently. The business units poach one another and then to get back at the other business unit they take it out on the employees. Not my idea of a good place for career growth if you are not on a revenue generating project.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a handle on the infighting within middle-management and across business units.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Short Lived

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsBy taking the job I received a fairly significant pay raise.

    ConsI was laid off as soon as the contract ended (7 months after taking the job). Before taking the position, my PM assured me there would be placement beyond the contract. Not the case.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is like watching chickens running around with their heads cut off.

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Sandy, UT

    ProsBenefits and pay were decent for a call center. Insurance coverage along with 401k options was a plus over companies in the area.

    ConsLack of knowledgeable leadership. Upper management could be heard screaming at supervisors. Supervisors lacked on floor experience and still expected to supervise! ? Job training was a joke, last minute tool training before hitting the floor, trainers had no practical knowledge of processes during phone calls, and once you hit the floor all training had to be thrown out the window.
    Internal help desk even for a contracted new project were near useless and would give bad advice or even disconnect.
    Flip flopped on policies that it took about 8 months for leadership to agree on.
    Bi - lingual skilled employees were mistreated by denial of shift changes, shift swapping, and taking the majority of calls that did not require a second language.
    Site basically changed their advertised hours and shifts. Reason why many people chose to work at the site was for Mon - Friday only. They changed the to a 24 / 7 site and during shift bid forced employees to take weekend shifts that they never agreed to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more selective on supervisors. Supervisors should have actual supervisory experience along with floor experience. Better shift options, actual floor support, intelligent workforce services. Breaks are cut by 4 minutes due to locker locations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No concern about quality whatsoever

    Instructional Developer (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsPayment is ok, good benefits.

    ConsAll they want is to meet deadlines with no concern about quality. It is up to the sponsor to find project errors. Horrible communication, you get conflicting directions almost every day. They set expectations for you but do not communicate them to you. They also expect a new employee to perform as well and as fast as someone who has been doing the same job for years. Oh, and cliques everywhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should use their instructional design skills to understand that new employees have a learning curve to face, until they are able to perform at their best. Don't treat new employees as plug and play equipment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I would not work for GDIT

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFree health care, decent pay

    ConsThere was a lot of inconsistancy in policys, if you asked 2 people the same question you would get 2 very different answers. Upper management would not work with you on anything, such as schedules and school. asking for time off was rediculous, you never knew until the day before if it was approved. It was nearly impossible for bilingual workers to get time off approved. The company was more worried about employees sticking to their break schedule than providing proper customer service.-If you had a call that went past your scheduled break time it would count against your adherance which had to be 90% or better, which is fine but when calls can last over an hour it can hurt your adherance in just 1 call. I could continue but it is not worth it to me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you have happy employees then you wil be more productive and keep adherance, and all other scores would be up too.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people, but they can't deliver what they promise.

    Supervisor (Current Employee) London, KY

    ProsA lot of good people work here. The company tries to offer good training for their employees, and in the past has done a better job of that.

    ConsThey have a bad tendency to promise more than they can produce. That can happen. But in a recent situation this year where the company promoted several people from within and also brought in several "external" hires, those from within the company learned the hard way that external hires receive higher pay, better benefits and are better protected from economic hard times than those who have remained faithful to the company for years. Even though the resumes were comparable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget who worked hard for you all those years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Management needs reorganized by peer reviews

    Analyst (Current Employee) Des Moines, IA

    ProsTemporary employees are given a lot of responsibility with very little supervision. This is incredibly invigorating because I can produce projects endlessly with this trust and what felt like appreciation. As a temp to hire, I could work from home occasionally.

    ConsAs soon as I was asked to be a salaried FTE with benefits, all that stopped. Was given meager projects and for weeks had to train myself how to create a special type of document just to keep busy. Management was worried I would make them look bad because I had innovative ideas. So the many different managers I worked with felt threatened and put a halt to all work with meaning. Now I get paid a lot to keep my mouth shut. I did mention to the program manager about the lack of support and
    possible process hiccups and instead of using that constructively, was ostracized. The program, project, contract managers need to be evaluated by their subordinate peers in order to keep highly productive, prosperous, and fresh ideas. Fearing a peer review would possibly halt the management huttle and start expanding ideas

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake into consideration what the team members tell you in confidence rather than flying off the handle.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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