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Good company, but appears to be on the decline.

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Current Employee - Field Support Engineer III in Fort Bragg, NC
Current Employee - Field Support Engineer III in Fort Bragg, NC

I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Pay is on par with inustry averages, traveling, and most of my coworkers are awesome. The benefit packages are ok, but they used to be much better. The work experience is good as long as you have a manger that will take care of you.

Cons

GD retirement is long gone, PTO days have been reduced, and 401K match is not what it used to be. OCONUS positions are fewer and the pay isn't as good as it used to be for those positions. No raise for FY 13!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management needs to find a balance between cutting cost and remaining an asset to the customer. It would not be wise to cut cost so much as to lose all of the intangible assets that make GDC4s a great company for the customer and the employee’s.

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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Excellent people, interesting work, company struggling

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Tremendous engineering talent. Teams come together to do things bigger than themselves. Flexible schedules. Good pay. People are proud of what they do.

    Cons

    Senior mgmt response to projects getting behind schedule is to work harder not smarter. Bonuses don't go down low enough. Company actually discourages employees from being stock owners.

     Layoffs never stop. All levels hit, no one knows when they will be next. It is no longer a feeling of "if" but rather "when". No one feels safe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your products; lead and show a vision. Inspire.

    Layoff philosophy of never ending monthly if not weekly dribble of layoffs is very painful to the morale. One can never feel like they can move on from it. Will be a good business school study some day to see if constant dribble of layoffs is better or worse than just a few major layoffs.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
    No opinion of CEO
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