General Dynamics Mission Systems

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Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Great to work for!!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great leadership within the office.

    Cons

    Beltway traffic for those who live west of the office.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Where ambition goes to die

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Most projects have depressed managers who won't ask you to work more than the minimum 40 hours because they themselves are tired of it.

    Cons

    If you want to be more than a code monkey, you have ambition, want to take on more responsibility or lead, then look elsewhere. They are just looking for people to crank out code right now and have no money or space on projects for anyone who wants to do more than that.

    Advice to Management

    Invest money in building up your employees so they are more inclined to invest back in the company.


  3. Senior software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Taunton, MA

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees of GD are amazing to work with. Caring, helpful and always willing to share knowledge. Lower level management is open to ideas and provide many opportunities to improve skills and expand education.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than industry standards and technology that is used to build product is often outdated.


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  5. Mixed, great for many, but my interests diverged from company's projects over time

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Gilbert, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Gilbert, AZ

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked for 10+ yrs along side some bright, dedicated professionals who were/are committed to their stakeholders.
    Decent 401k match, benefits
    Company cafeteria
    Mostly good work/life balance (tougher to maintain the higher up the ladder you get though)
    I got my master's degree paid for while I was there; I'm not sure whether the education benefits are what they once were though.

    Cons

    It can be tough being moved around to different departments based on their need/workload (in conjunction with your current project needing to staff down) rather than your interests and skills.
    I found there was more demand for web/server/cloud skills in the SW dev marketplace in general than there were opportunities within GD to learn those type of skills to stay relevant and marketable overall outside of GD, so that was a big reason why I decided to work elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know whether things have changed significantly since I've worked there but the projects on which I worked were very documentation and process heavy where better results could have been achieved using a more agile approach. Some of this might be imposed government contractual standards endemic to defense contracting, though.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Could be Better

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Providing Capability valued by the Warfighter. Good pay for Indiana. Employees, not engineering management, are great.

    Cons

    Dishonest, unethical, petty, retaliatory site engineering manager who will lie cheat or steal from his employees without remorse.

    Advice to Management

    You know this man is dishonest there has been numerous occasions where he's directed the the charging to contracts that were incorrect and the only response by business management is that"he's the devil you know versus the devil you don't". You brag about little to no attrition in Fort Wayne but most engineers have little choice but to endure this poor leadership. There are very few software jobs in town.


  7. Not bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer II in Hudson, NC
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer II in Hudson, NC

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Several divisions and great opportunities.

    Cons

    HR and management need to look at salaries across each and all divisions.


  8. Not to bad

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Get to work on projects that truly help to defend the united states of america.

    Cons

    Bad befits and the location is not the greatest for a new grad.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better.


  9. GD Mission Systems

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, co-workers are nice and hard working.

    Cons

    Pay and compensation along with little training

    Advice to Management

    reward the hard work of your employees


  10. It's a government contractor...just like all the other big contracting compaines

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Standard benefits package, decent coworkers, decent on-site management. My management team promotes a culture of open idea sharing, and engagement between the teams. This makes dealing with our client bearable. Corporate management tries to visit our site regularly and keep us updated on the status of the business.

    Cons

    There's really nothing that separates GDMS from other big government contracting firms. They try, but, like all the others, they are mainly concerned with generating business, winning bids, and keeping their bottom line nice and fat. This means that the contractors get short-changed on PTO, raises, and other niceties that the corporate workers get.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your contractors better so you don't have high turnover. Your contractors are your revenue stream, working hours that are billable to the client. We're the money-makers, not the folks sitting at desks at the corporate office.


  11. Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work balance. Most new programs are using new technologies.

    Cons

    Still lots of old school process and managers.

    Advice to Management

    Become more agile.



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