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Great place to work

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Scottsdale, AZ
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

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

Pros

The people--
The opportunities-- you can work on many different projects utilizing many different technologies.
The location-- Scottsdale, AZ is a beautiful place to live and work

Cons

Large corporation with large-corporation politics
Lots of 60 hour weeks
Defense Industry, so there's always a threat of layoffs.
Unless you align yourself with the right people, it's easy to get "lost".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No advice

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No mentorship or guidance but great benefits.

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. I had a flexible schedule, including 9/80 biweekly work hours. Great pay. Willing to promote quickly.

    Cons

    Not a great place to start a career as you won't get much guidance. It's great for independent workers in the middle of their career who can assert themselves and achieve results. They really need better business sense to be better able to weather the downturns in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change assessments to include personal and professional goals. Quit shoe-horning the topics of those goals and give clear direction to management to make sure that goals really are stretching, measurable, etc. In my experience most employees made this a 2 hour task per year, max, which is not enough to get honest feedback and being thoughtful about

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Has a good going out of business plan

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They paid well and I worked with some excellent people. The work, when there is work, is generally interesting and sometimes challenging. The lower management layer is success oriented, compassionate, and technically astute.

    Cons

    Upper management has far too many people to run a company of this size, driving up overhead and making the company non-competitive. The recent "flattening" of management did nothing to alleviate this problem - all the good old boys are still there - still a burden that adds nothing and is sucking the company dry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves. You're the problem. Get over it and just walk away while there's still something left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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