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Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Couldn't leave fast enough

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    Former Employee - Claims Service Representative in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Claims Service Representative in Lawrence, KS

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The pay was good for the area.

    Cons

    They treated everyone like children and the morale was terrible. The facilities are a cesspool of mold! heaven forbid if you are sensitive to it, you'd never be healthy working there.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the job before trying to manage others.

  2. Contractor Coodies

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    Current Contractor - Senior Systems Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Systems Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good discounts on Car, home & pet insurance, Cell phone, etc.

    Cons

    Being a team player means bend over and take one for the team. If you don't mind french kissing rear ends with a reach around, then you will get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Preferential treatment by computer illiterate middle management for incompetent leads which also give preferential treatment makes for disgruntled employees. Preferential treatment is like a pyramid scam.

  3. System Analyst

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Too much gossip in the upper management. Extremely difficult to get a raise or a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the gossip and reward the hard working individuals.

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  5. Toxic Culture

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They paid on time and provided decent benefits.

    Cons

    Poor development of employees. There was a complete lack of anybody caring about anything other than profit. Warm bodies were simply profit and nothing more. Cronies who golfed together ran the show, there was no breaking the circle and HR was absolutely useless with regards with placement on contracts and help with incidents.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct some surveys for the folks who don't "Director" "VP" or "Program Manager" in their titles. Take some time to see what people need to feel good about their job and have some confidence they won't be fired in a few hours.

  6. Worked for GDIT for 5 years, always felt like just another number.

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    Former Employee - VOIP Engineer
    Former Employee - VOIP Engineer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good about finding you another position if a contract is lost. Most of the "workers", and first level managers are very good people.

    Cons

    Your just another number, with little to no concern about their people. Raises we bypassed for several years with even a pay deductions one year (up to 5% of pay). No pay for while on call for the company or the customer. After 5 years with the company, moving and traveling with/for the company, there was never a feeling that you were appreciated and not just an income source for the large amount of middle management in this company. They were so out of touch with the requirements of the tasks their people are preforming that many requests for certifications were denied and even requested leave to take certification courses were denied.

    Advice to Management

    Dont treat all your people as incomes sources, and start treating them as people.

  7. Overall there are many opportunities around the world but the Atlanta market is one of the worst

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    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Big company, good health/401k benefits

    Cons

    No salary or merit increases, bad management, dont value employees

    Advice to Management

    Start planning for the future by developing younger talent.

  8. If GDIT is acquiring your company, run! If you're looking to join, go with another employer to fill the same slot.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    GDIT is a large company that offers many opportunities to work on other contract positions. The benefits are average.

    Cons

    For the same contract slot, you would be better off going with a subcontractor or prime contractor. It is a big soul-less company. Fill the contract slot. Bill those hours. Do your timesheet. Get lost.

    I had my benefits stripped and my compensation was severely lowered due to my company's acquisition by GDIT.

    GDIT proclaimed how they acquired my company for its people and its contracts/connections with our customers. "That's the real value of your company." They told us that compensation and benefits would not change. This ultimately proved to be very untrue. I believe that it was an intentional ruse to keep people around longer and transition in cheaper drones. My company's management became GDIT middle management - who did what they could but were ultimately run over by the GDIT plan to maximize profit from this acquistion at the expense of employees.

    The benefits were slashed drastically. Profit sharing went from being paid semi-monthly to annually, and that annual payment occurred nine months after the close of the period. For multiple years I received profit sharing with each paycheck, then I got nothing for 21 months. 21. months. Worse, the amount of profit sharing was reduced considerably. GDIT claimed it had to do with "balancing" the taxable benefits across its groups to meet some IRS test, or something. This was entirely foreseeable and makes their previous statements either incompetent or deceptive.

    I waited for that promised payout. I lost money because these promises delayed my moving to another position where I my compensation wouldn't be lowered after a lengthy delay.

    Advice to Management

    I doubt that any GDIT management could or would heed my advice. The takeover was a gutting and people who stuck around based on their promises were wronged. Your reputation reflects your actions. The internet is a great equalizer. I hope that acquired employees, for their own sake, immediately find a job somewhere else.

  9. You are nothing more than a number

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lawrence, KS

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As long as you show up, you'll have a job. In the event that your temporary position actually ends, they'll hire you back within a few months.

    Cons

    Promotions are based on tenure, not performance. Free thought is frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you're a contractor for the government doesn't mean that you are the government. Show a little respect to your employees.

  10. Just a Number

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No micro-management. Easy review process.

    Cons

    No communication. No holiday party. Horrid internal website. They send out emails talking about exceeding financial goals while cutting benefits and handing out less than COL raises. Low-balled on pay.

  11. Disappointed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compressed work schedule, employees and team, training

    Cons

    Difficult customers, management doesn't support employees, corporate doesn't support employees

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