General Dynamics Reviews

Updated June 11, 2014
Updated June 11, 2014
149 Reviews

2.9
149 Reviews
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Pros
  • benefits, training, responsibility, great people to work with; team-oriented (in 9 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits were incredible (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • HR and upper management are completely unaware of the male supervisors flirting with the female CSRs (in 10 reviews)

  • There are a couple big time asses that somehow manage to stay in middle management despite their incredible ineptitude and lack of people skills (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    CSR

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

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of earned time off(not paid), personal time off(not paid) opportunities.

    Cons

    Customer Service Representatives are told to use scripts, which are not always helping consumers. Getting customers more angrier because simple tasks are too hard to do with the systems that do not support actual needs for customers. Be ready to be yelled at, cussed at for things that you are supposed to do but cannot be done.

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    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Every business unit operates completely different. I was not in a good business unit.

    Cons

    No leadership. Just million dollar babies who manage their bonuses and not the businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The career by chrony is so destructive.

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

    Coercive rather than collaborative culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for this company

    Cons

    This is not a Team environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the coercive executives in the organization and replace them with collaborative executives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was terrible!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sandy, UT

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were incredible.

    Cons

    Management didn't care about their employees. The would bend the rules only if they knew it would benefit them Micro management is immature and unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who know how to do their job instead of just guessing and pretending. Look into what type of person they are. Are they a person who loves power and will take advantage of people? Or are they a great leader who would do right and ensure a positive environment?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Until the last 3 years General Dynamics was a company that was dynamic and on the cutting edge of technology.

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    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work environment with top notch professionals.

    Cons

    Merit raises cancelled, poor financial management, design by committee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on understanding what your people are doing for you. Can't count the number of times my manager, when I saw him, did not have a clue as to the task he had assigned me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you are a Frat Boy this one is for you

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Has Government contracts only because they bought the companies with the contracts

    Cons

    All Frat boys in the leadership, if you are not one of them you will never get anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your identical 4 door porsche's and get a clue you have talented personnel thatmigh tnot have been in yoru Frat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Director levels have no clue what the work bees are doing, at times even direct reports

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer  in  Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Towson, MD

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Casual dress.
    Work and family balance are decent.

    Cons

    As employee benefits are cut, upper management pay and bonuses improve.
    Employees are treated like contractors that can be easily replaced even the ones with unique and rare skill sets.
    Takes upto 2 years to replace key employees that move on.
    Micro manager hell. When 8 out of 10 managers quit because of one new director do you really think all the managers of 15+ years of service where the issue?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees. You might realize we have passion behind what we do. Not all of us are trying to get something for nothing. Directors need to know what the department does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst place I have ever worked

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Pittsfield, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, MA

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flex time, is about all they have to offer

    Cons

    Poor to no benefits, insurance options are terrible, Home Depot has much better insurance even for part timers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a grip and start treating your employees like people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Growth, Managment does not how to correct ship

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work hours, Location of facility

    Cons

    No growth. Management has no idea how to grow new customers and can only focus on US Army.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new blood into the organization from top to bottom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Finance

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    Current Employee - Finance Specialist  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Finance Specialist in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. Good name to put on the resume for another job.

    Cons

    Would not pick this as a first job out of college as a long term employer. There is no room for advancement here and your will have the same position you started with 5-10 years down the road if you do not leave. Before you know it you will be making in the 10% range of your market salery based on education and experience. They hardly post job opening and the ones they do are wired for a specific person of interest. Management plays favorites and gossips about employees all the time about issues that are not even relevant to work to other employees. You would think you are still in high school. They cut benifits almost every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some professional managers or train them on how to manage and treat employees. People should be there to work not deal with crappy politics and office drama.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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