General Dynamics C4 Systems
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About General Dynamics C4 Systems
We keep those who operate in mobile, remote and dangerous environments connected and secure. As a subsidiary of General Dynamics, with locations in over a dozen states and internationally, we specialize in systems integration, command and control solutions, communications networks and devices, rugged computing, information assurance and cyber security.
We work for the U.S. Department of Defense, federal and civilian agencies, the intelligence community, and international customers. Most importantly, we are a team of dedicated individuals serving those who protect our nation.
We employ over 9,000 people worldwide, from systems and software engineers to sales and manufacturing specialists. Our employees are passionate about the work they do, developing new applications, cutting edge technology and relevant, affordable solutions that directly benefit our customers.
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Do the Right Thing
Beginning with our employees and extending through the communities and physical environment we inhabit, General Dynamics C4 Systems is committed to being a responsible partner. In short, we endeavor to "do the right thing” by our employees, communities and local environment.
A Tradition of Caring
General Dynamics supports the many communities where our employees work and live through organizations with a focus on education, particularly Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), as well as health and human service agencies and veteran and first responder support charities. Our business unit develops and administers our own community service programs to match the needs of the communities of which we are a part. We are proud of our tradition of caring.
Supporting Our Community
GD is proud to volunteer for numerous organizations including:
Image left: GD supported Arizona State University's engineering outreach program for middle-school students, who are part of the local Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale's 'eCrew" program.
Image right: Arizona based employees, family and friends gathered for the 16th Annual Phoenix VA Veterans Day Parade.
We help to keep those who operate in mobile, remote and dangerous environments connected and secure. With locations across the country and internationally, our mission offers a unique challenge. If you’re ready for a career without limits, we invite you to explore the possibilities at General Dynamics C4 Systems. Explore your potential career path below and follow the link to career opportunities specific to you!
Students and New Graduates:
You won’t find our products at the mall. You’ll never download our apps. But your work will make a difference. At GDC4S, you’ll tackle challenges that can impact the security of the nation, and you’ll be surrounded with world-class technologies and talent. Explore open positions by clicking here.
Exercise your skills and join a world-class team of professionals.
You know the challenge you're looking for. At General Dynamics C4 Systems, you’ll have an opportunity to make your mark. You will contribute to something that reaches well beyond the bottom line: helping to keep the nation safe. Cutting edge communications systems and devices - that’s our heritage. You will be joining a team that is recognized and respected worldwide as the very best. Explore open positions by clicking here.
No one understands our commitment better than someone who has served our nation in the military. That's why at General Dynamics C4 Systems your experience is so highly valued. It's your unique perspective and knowledge that will help us develop the next generation of technologies to protect our nation. You've already accomplished a great deal during your service. Now we invite you to continue your career with an organization that is as dedicated to excellence as you are. We're proud of the thousands of former military professionals who have joined our team over the years. Discover what they already know: a career with GDC4S is every bit as rewarding as it is challenging. Explore open positions by clicking here.
General Dynamics C4 Systems offers comprehensive benefits designed to support your career while helping you and your family to thrive. We offer flexible health benefit options to allow you to find the right coverage. We know benefits matter in your career decision, and we believe you’ll discover that our commitment your health and well-being is second to none.
Find out more at our company benefits page on our website, located here.
Health & Well Being
Medical, dental, and vision benefits as well as health savings and flexible spending accounts are available, and the company pays a substantial portion of the cost of employees’ health and welfare benefits.
General Dynamics employees can enroll in the company Savings and Stock Investment Plan (SSIP). The SSIP is a 401(k) plan that lets employees save and invest money now to help meet some financial needs during retirement. The SSIP is a personal savings, investment and tax deferral plan with an employer match.
- Education reimbursements
- Paid time off
- Flexible schedules and telecommuting, with supervisor approval
- Business casual dress environment
- Fitness program
- Adoption assistance program
- Legal services program
General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S) has more than 50 years of experience providing secure command, control, computing, communication and information solutions that integrate custom-developed and commercial off-the-shelf products for the military and commercial markets.
GDC4S began as part of Sylvania Electric Products in the early 1950s. In 1959 Sylvania merged with General Telephone to become General Telephone and Electronics Corporation (GTE).
In June 1999, GTE and General Dynamics announced General Dynamics’ acquisition of three divisions of GTE Government Systems Corporation. On September 1, 1999, GSC became General Dynamics Government Systems Corp., an operating unit of General Dynamics within the Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) group.
In 2001, General Dynamics acquired Motorola’s Integrated Information Systems Group (IISG). The business was named General Dynamics Decision Systems, Inc., and reported through the Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) group, one of four primary business segments within General Dynamics. Following the Motorola IISG acquisition, nine IS&T units were consolidated into four. General Dynamics Communication Systems was selected as the core organization for one of the new business units, and became General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S).
Programs We Support:
Military: We develop the Soldier’s Network – an integrated suite of programs to deliver voice and data services to our nation’s soldiers in austere environments. A foundational part is the GD-developed Warfighter Information Network – Tactical program, which provides soldiers a secure network that keeps them connected to one another and to their commanders, increasing their safety and improving mission effectiveness.
Space: Some of our systems are helping to discover the origins of the universe while others manage and control NASA's most advanced telecommunication satellites.
Department of Homeland Security: Using 21st century technologies, we placed a revolutionary search and rescue system into the hands Coast Guard professionals. Covering more than 42,000 miles of coastline, the Rescue 21 system has enabled the rescue of thousands of distressed mariners and their families.
Public Safety: We are among the first companies to deliver Long Term Evolution (LTE) user equipment to first responders. Working with Adams County in Colorado, our products and technologies will deliver next-generation broadband capabilities to public safety personnel. This means unprecedented access to streaming video, remote data access and information sharing.
Learn More: Command & Control, Cyber Security, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, Interoperable Communications, Platform Integration, Rugged and Mobile Computing, Satellite Communications, Services, Tactical Networking Solutions, Training, Testing & Threat Force Systems
Chris Marzilli – President
Manny Mora – Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development and Sales
Mike DiBiase – Vice President, Communication Technologies
Bill Weiss – Vice President, Mission Networks
David Ibbetson – Vice President, C-4 International
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Different programs to work on that allow you to get a wide range of experience within the same company. Good pay and leadership potential. A realization from management that much of the culture is gray haired and top heavy. There is a recent push to hire younger engineers. Good work-life balance encouraged from most managers.Cons
There is much more work than the number of employees to perform the tasks. Many managers are inefficient. Too much bureaucracy, primarily driven by the customer (Govt.).Advice to ManagementAdvice
Focus more on development of employees, especially younger ones. Put more money into R & D. Stop wasting time and money on boondoggles and useless programs.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
Phone and then on-site interview with team managers/members. Phone interview was under an hour and mainly they explain what their company does and what they are working on. They ask a few questions about your skill set and how it relates to their project. The on-site interview was a typical interview, each team member ask you about projects you did and explain to you what their team does.Interview Questions
- Nothing unexpected, their questions are what you should expect. Answer Question
We focus on keeping those who operate in mobile, remote and dangerous environments connected and secure. With locations in over a dozen states and internationally, we specialize in systems integration, command and control solutions, communications networks and devices, rugged computing, information assurance and cyber security.
Mission: We serve those who operate in mobile environments by providing solutions for secure voice & data communication networks. With advanced system integration prowess and a...