General Dynamics Information Technology

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General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
488 Reviews
3.1
488 Reviews
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General Dynamics Information Technology President S. Daniel Johnson
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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
  • Low work-life balance, people expect you to work extra hours (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management seems oblivious to tech so middle management had to translate needs (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Stressful

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

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

    Pros

    I liked being on the phones with medicare beneficiaries.

    Cons

    The constant threat of being fired. Log in to the computer two minutes early? could cost you your job....the moving around was constant, and one didn't have any info prior to those changes being implemented. For example, i had no idea after shift bid until the day before who my new supervisor was going to be, where i would be sitting, or anything of that nature.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great external superiors but lacks challenges

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    Former Employee - Environmental Compliance Specialist in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Environmental Compliance Specialist in Corona, CA

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

    Pros

    GDIT is an arm of General Dynamics that serves the employment needs of the Department of Defense. The company sends talent to different DOD detachments to fill positions. The office culture is great. Eventhough you are considered a contractor, you are treated as one of the DOD's civilian employees. This is more of a reflection of the detachment than that of GDIT. Unfortunately, there is no room for growth because once they have the contract for that position, they are likely to keep it and you are likely to stay in whatever position you are holding.

    Cons

    One single flaw with being heir contracted employee is the lack of room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look more closely for talented individuals working under you. These are the individuals that gets bored after doing the same thing after some time. They strive for development and growth and unfortunately, there is no avenue to address this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No so bad

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

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time

    Pros

    The pay is not bad. They give you benefits. Most of the time you get paid for doing nothing. Meet new people. Help consumers get health insurance.

    Cons

    They treat you like a child. You are not allowed to use the restroom in work hours. There are a lot of immature people working there, who think they are above you. It is a TEMPORARY job and they expect too much and for you to be perfect. You can not have any kind of food unless its hard candy in your work area or work floor. You are not allowed to use your phone, you can only use it in certain areas. If they see you with the phone were its prohibited you will be terminated on the spot. They wont change your schedule, if something happens that you need a change dont ask for it cause you wont get it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be a great Company

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big Company with worldwide reach

    Cons

    unstable as most of their contracts are with DOD. Cutting back o benefits where employees are paying for company inability to win contracts based on price. Attributed to newer DOD rules regarding competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good core values but it's become less and less appealing for a potential employees to sign on with fewer benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I'd work here if you REALLY needed a job, otherwise keep looking

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    Former Employee - Senior Investigator in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Investigator in Towson, MD

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

    Pros

    GDIT as a whole is a strong, solid company to work for. The pay is decent, I would say competitive with the industry, the benefits are also decent.

    Cons

    Depends on what section you work for but management can be tyrannical. Higher management and HR will conduct an "investigation" into the complaints but kill the morale of their employees by not doing NOTHING!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Need a job - they'll hire anybody

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Coralville, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Coralville, IA

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

    Pros

    Training before being placed onto phones, decent work environment and benefits,

    Cons

    Non-working website information routinely - system crashes often as not designed for what its being used for. Managers not in touch with on floor sups and workers,

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Salary, poor health benefits,

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    leadership happens at the team or project level.

    Cons

    So many policies and restrictions at a corporate level that it is amazing anything ever gets accomplished.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Value your employee instead of looking at them as numbers

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    Current Employee - ARC Marketplace Specialist in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - ARC Marketplace Specialist in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and can be rewarding job when your truly able to help another out. Very professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Where do you start employees are not valued as they should be, lack of communication between management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication especially when your in down season and are preparing to down size give proper notification and be sensitive to your employees needs. Value your employee just like the customer the employees are PEOPLE and not just NUMBER's we have families to support as well.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nice people and environment, need more direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and easy balance with personal life

    Cons

    Lack of training, need more direction from management.

    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Hiring

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It's a government job so as with any government job you have all benefits with 401k.

    Cons

    There were no challenges but when they hour you they should've known what qualifies you for the job ave what doesn't instead of hiring you then turning around and firing you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people who you hire have a impact on the company whether one person or many.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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