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A good defense type work experience

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems

Pros

the company offers a Competitive Salary

Cons

unfortunately Defense is in a decline

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make meaningful upper management changes instead of playing shuffleboard

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Company trying hard to get it right

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very well respected company - legacy Motorola and GTE - that has tremendous technical capability in advanced communications. Incredibly talented enigneering organization. Solid core of programs for DoD, homeland security and civilian agencies.

    Cons

    Really large and spread out due to many acquisitions, and so difficult to rally around a single objective or to create a unified culture and attachment to the core business, although a recent reorganization is trying to change this. Continuous layoffs defeat the attempts to spread good news and create a sense of optimism. The company grew fast during the upcycle and is likely to be letting go until the markets reverse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job communicating with the rank & file. They will respect that hard business decisions need to be made, but really need to understand the purpose and long term objectives.

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

    Good compensation, generally interesting work, but poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were pretty good until recent cutbacks (partially due to military cuts and a generally "down" economy). The work can be interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    A lot of bad management decisions have been buffered by the ridiculous profit margins that defense contracts often have. As the government becomes more fiscally responsible, this problem will need to be addressed. These bad decisions often result in missed opportunities or more work for those at the bottom of the food chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt a more flexible and quick-response approach to meeting military needs, instead of the archaic process currently in place. Focus on really meeting the end user's needs first and foremost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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