General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

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Great then terrible

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

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

Pros

A good place to work for internships and new grads. The 9/80 work schedule (9 hrs/day, every other Friday off) is really nice.

Cons

Not a good place for mid/senior level employees. These are the people that get laid off first when DoD/Govt budgets get cut on a yearly basis. Benefits WERE very good in 2007, but have been cut drastically every year since.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The company organization is laiden with problems. The matrix organization where a person doesn't really work for their boss affects promotions and personal growth. A matrix organization can work, if the functional managers keep a close eye on what their people are doing. I have more than 20 years of experience and at one point I was working for a 20-something new grad that had no clue.
I was always impressed with SENIOR management, but middle management has much to be desired, and these are the people that directly impact personal growth.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tries to be a good place to work...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The work you do here makes a difference.

    Cons

    We're going on 5 years or so now with little to no raises, even for 'top' performers in non-management roles. Very active effort by the company over the last few years to reduce cost...salaries, PTO, benefits, retirement, everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The job market is starting to pick up and you'll be left behind when people start realizing in droves that the grass really is greener somewhere else. Your current approach of beating your best people as hard as you can won't work forever...you simply can't (don't?) pay them what they are worth.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Senior software engineer

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

    I worked at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Everything should follow military standard.

    Cons

    You can't use internet to see daily news and Google email when you are at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open mind for accepting new idea and creative thinking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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