General Dynamics C4 Systems

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Committed to the soldier, advancing technology

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time

Pros

General Dynamics is a great company, GDC4S's work is in an interesting intersection between technology and defense. The company is getting through sequestration well.

Cons

The benefits are slightly less generous than what the federal government offers, but still decent.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the best places I've worked; I've been a part of bringing Lean Thinking to two facilities.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Kilgore, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Kilgore, TX

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    talented and experienced co-workers.
    caring management that listens and takes action to support.
    Great projects to work on.

    Cons

    wearing multiple hats due to under staffing.
    Long hours to make up for others past mistakes.
    long road to change work culture to Lean Thinking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a good company (Motorola Government Sector) then deteriorate over the years into an empty shell of itself.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Used to be a great place to work for in terms of benefits, compensation and being part of something with national importance.
    2. Many, many smart engineers

    Cons

    1. Usually not the best management at the lower level and the top management lacks vision, guts, ability to think outside the box to take advantage of the incredible resources. The resources that Motorola has assembled at this campus and then upon inertia, GD has built upon for a little while, until GD corporate culture kicked in.
    2. No ability or the will to penetrate adjacent markets that have similar needs as the markets GD is playing in.
    3. Complete lack of investment in human resources and intellectual property.
    4. Government contracting mentally from the 90s: “we won’t move a finger unless someone pays for it”. Instead of the approach of investing in products and technologies that can be offered to the Government under more competitive rates, as Raytheon, Northrup Grumman, Lockheed and BEA are doing.
    5. This business unit is bound to fail and be auctioned off or closed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Invest in people and the business; otherwise this business unit will fail.
    2. Select the right people for leadership roles, not based on political affiliations, years at GD, but based on ideas, ability to manage and lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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