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General Dynamics Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Winchester, KY

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at General Dynamics in July 2013.

Interview Details – Attended a job fair, took the computer test and had the interview the same day. Very efficient, which I appreciated since I had to drive 40 miles to get there. I also had to complete my application online from home. Completed several forms online from home and then attended a meeting for onboarding once before employment started.

Interview Question – Give an example of how you dealt with and overcame a situation where there was conflict or an upset customer.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. They said, "here's what the job pays".


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Coralville, IA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at General Dynamics.

Interview Details – Received a call from HR, received a call from manager, and accepted the offer. I haven't heard of anybody being hired with much care. No 1:1 interview. Because of this, a lot of people get laid off within few months.

Interview Question – There wasn't a unexpected question. Just asking what would you do if customer was mad. how you would deal with it...etc   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Customr Care Manager Interview

Customr Care Manager
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at General Dynamics.

Interview Details – I applied for the position through a posting on Indeed.com. A few weeks later, I received a call from the program manager of the group I was interested in manager. The communication flow throughout was horrendous, with missed interviews by members on their side, an HR team that was never onboard with what was happening, and a salary-negotiation nightmare from Hades.

Interview Question – "We work under a strict contract with the federal government, and HIPAA guidelines are strict. How would you ensure that you can manage your team to maintain these guidelines while keeping up employee morale?"   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Nightmarish. I made my salary expectations clear at the onset of our discussion. When I received the offer letter, it was substantially lower than what my expectations were. I then declined the position. The company adjusted my salary to be inline with my expectations.


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Helpdesk Technician (Buckley AFB, Aurora Colorado) Interview

Helpdesk Technician (Buckley AFB, Aurora Colorado)
Aurora, CO

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at General Dynamics in February 2013.

Interview Details – Process was entirely done over the phone. There were three interviews; one with the HR recruiter (initial contact), one with the general manager for the contract and a final interview with the IT manager on the Air Force base. After this it was over a month before a job was offered.

Interview Question – Standard questions: Strengths/Weaknesses, reviewing job history, questions with experience with ticketing systems and OS/platforms   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. I asked for more than the initial offer but I was told this was currently the highest and best they could do.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative

Interviewed at General Dynamics

Interview Details – it was pretty easy go in be yourself arrive fifthteen minutes early come prepared be ready to answer any and all questions always bring a pen and a small note pad so that you can write down any questions you may have

Interview Question – the most difficult and unexpected question to me was who would I like to be real or fictional character and why I caught me completely off guard and I was not expecting it but I handle it   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Supply Chain Interview

Supply Chain
Niceville, FL

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at General Dynamics in June 2010.

Interview Details – HR prescreen interview first, then a couple of weeks later a face to face with a 4-5 memeber team. Pretty straight forward, nothing too far out there. Standard supply chain questions, previous experience and then some standard cookie cutter questions - Explain a time when you did not agree with a supervisor and what did you do to resolve it kind of thing.

Interview Question – Something as simple as "Why are manhole covers round" can really throw you for a loop if you are not expecting such a strange question. Easy to answer but it takes you back for a second.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Straight forward. Not much room for negotiating though.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Executive Assistant Interview

Executive Assistant

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at General Dynamics in March 2010.

Interview Details – n/a

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation, all EAs start at the same salary


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Panama City, FL

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at General Dynamics in August 2013.

Interview Details – They hired me on the spot since they needed people desperately. I had to supply my high school diploma and social security card. No real preparation for the interview though. The classic questions. It was really easy. Just dress nicely and be ready to answer classic questions on previous employment. Just experiences of how exceptional you were.

Interview Question – It was really easy. No questions were difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manufacturing Engineer Interview

Manufacturing Engineer
Scottsdale, AZ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at General Dynamics in May 2010.

Interview Details – Group interview followed by a tour of the facility. They followed a generic template for the majority of the questions including some behavioral or situational inquiries. The overall interview was quite relaxed which made it easy to address their questions and relate to the interviewer. It was a positive experience.

Interview Question – “As a young engineer how do you plan to address issues concerning your age/experience with those who have been performing this work for many decades?”   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Salary negotiation was conducted through GD recruiter which they offered me more than I was expecting.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Material Cost Analyst Interview

Material Cost Analyst

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at General Dynamics.

Interview Details – Company contacted me about my resume being a perfect fit for the position and implored me to apply. I was brought in for an interview and spoke with a prospective boss, their boss, and a potential colleague. The interview lasted about 2 hours and was pleasant. About a week later, I called and they said they were still interviewing and had many candidates to speak to and they would let me know the following week, early in the week. The recruiters could not be reached at all for several days until finally, they picked up the phone Friday afternoon to say the position had been cancelled in the most aloof and uncaring voice they could muster.

Interview Question – Fairly straight forward interview questions   Answer Question

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