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Jeffrey S. Geiger
9 Ratings

    A good, secure job working on a product very important to the nations security

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in New London, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in New London, CT

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time (more than 3 years)


    - Employees take pride in their work
     - Relatively secure future work prospects, even with the defense budget in flux
     - Opportunities to see tons of different work areas/types within the company


    - New London and Groton CT don't have much going for them
     - Salary and growth is predominantly a function of time with the company, not as much performance
     - The frustrating inefficiency that comes with a large corporation in government contract

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more incentives to encourage/retain high performers. Micromanaging employees is not the way to improve production.

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General Dynamics Electric Boat Interviews

Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Groton, CT
    Anonymous Employee in Groton, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at General Dynamics Electric Boat in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process took 4 hours including tour. They paid for trip expenses and lunch. They are a very large company. The building in New London was very nice with a large cafeteria. I was actually amazed how nice the place was.

    Interview Questions
    • All technical questions related to electrical engineering. I didn't get asked one behavioral question.   Answer Question
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General Dynamics Electric Boat Awards & Accolades

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Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles (Gold), National Business Group on Health, 2009
Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles (Gold), National Business Group on Health, 2008

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Headquarters Groton, CT
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1899
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

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