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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
170 Reviews
3.1
170 Reviews
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General Dynamics CEO Phebe N. Novakovic
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • benefits, training, responsibility, great people to work with; team-oriented (in 11 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits were incredible (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • HR and upper management are completely unaware of the male supervisors flirting with the female CSRs (in 12 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.  

    Great company - good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    The company pays well and has lots of opportunity for growth within the company

    Cons

    Can't think of any. If you are a solid performer, GD will take care of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to reward and promote top performers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    General Dynamics - C4S

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Control Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Control Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Top notch organization, with highly capable individuals. Positive work environment with good personal to work balance.

    Cons

    Defense industry down and makes for an unsettled/insecured atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much politics in the decision making. Heavy weighting of decisions to the east coast portion of the organization for no reason other than its the east coast portion of the organization (which oddly enough is where the executive management are from.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Loved working here. Great pay. Moved that's the only reason I don't work for the company anymore.

    Cons

    Wasn't any cons, I loved the place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Pay, ok benefits!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Pay was excellent!!
    Traveled to great places!!!

    Cons

    Benefits have dropped!!!
    Management needs help!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get help!!!!

  6.  

    Fair

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Good to work around and in a good environment. Company was very professionally ran, and they have good benefits overall.

    Cons

    Little upward mobility. While the overall mission was made clear, you never felt like you were contributing overall.

  7.  

    Good Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Technician in Goodfellow AFB, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Technician in Goodfellow AFB, TX

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

    Pros

    - Great People
    - Focus on providing the best service to their customers
    - Good benefits package

    Cons

    - Salaries were on the low side when I was there (2009-2010)
    - Poor performance evaluation policies (Company scale was 1-5; everyone at my site was rated between 3 (worst employees) to 3.9 (best employees) because site lead didn't want to justify higher/lower ratings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kind of kills morale when you are telling your people the best they can be is "satisfactory".

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    8 Years so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are in the right division.
    Great PTO
    Good benefits
    Some good work spaces
    There's some good managers

    Cons

    AIS is currently struggling in the Scottsdale facility so it's a very stressful place.
    Old boys club mentality.
    The lowest tech company that claims to be high tech
    Open concept work spaces are terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to employees. They really do have good ideas.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great experience gained in my customer service career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    the pay was reasonable..experience great for resume...overall was quite a great experience for anyone seeking to expand their horizons .

    Cons

    training wasn't the most informative. i felt as if all the time in training was a complete waste..you don't actually learn what the job encompasses until you're actually on the floor.

    Recommends
  10.  

    You get what you put into it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment, good team and training, office culture was demanding but fair. Opportunities to move up were there if you worked hard. Work life balance was great.

    Cons

    Personal growth was a little hard since they would tend to stigmatize you into 1 role and look down on anyone trying to move into another area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time rewarding those who seek to better themselves and not hold it against someone who tries to move into another department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Well run but lacks team atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    The corporate office is filled with people that are experts in their fields. It makes it a great place to work to get things done right. The hours are manageable. The office is superb and there's a good onsite cafe.

    Cons

    Can be very political at times. Some of the Sr Management doesn't feel it needs to mix with staff. Very little if any team environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice more "Management By Walking Around"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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