General Dynamics C4 Systems

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5 people found this helpful  

Great experience on a fantastic program for a worthy customer.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Good pay, decent benefits which declined over the years.

Cons

Way too much management. The old Motorola brotherhood system exists here which is not good for non-Motorolans. Fantastic work without drama goes unrecognized. Everything has to be a crisis. Real engineers are continually laid off while management goes unscathed. Company has gone from 6000 to 2000 since late 2009. Not winning new work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward people who do great work without drama and execute on time. Try to get new business and cut management while keeping the engineers who do the actual work.

Conversely, sell the business to a company that wants to be in Arizona.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

General Dynamics C4 Systems Response

Apr 28, 2014HR Operations

We’re glad to hear that you are happy with the benefits you receive at GDC4S. GDC4S employs approximately 8,000 employees nationally and internationally. We are a large, defense contracting company ... More

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Govt Cuts Hurt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Very interesting defense-type work. Good people, very professional. Hours are flexible and accommodating. Work-life balance is encouraged.

    Cons

    Because of cutbacks in govt funding, layoffs are common place. Workloads have increased substantially in the last 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommend sharing the wealth from other parts of the company to support the R&D in the emerging areas where C4 has core expertise and years of experience. Focus more effort on winning new business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    General Dynamics C4 Systems Response

    Apr 28, 2014HR Operations

    We’re glad to hear that you’re happy with your work; we want all of our employees to have pride in their jobs. We agree that government cuts hurt, and we are doing our best to work through this ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company for seasoned professionals, not a good place for young or new hires out of school.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is great....If you can break into inner circle you will do reasonably well.

    Cons

    Leadership opportunities limited, still a bit of boys club. Leadership track and promotion track is a complete mystery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone is meant to be a leader

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    General Dynamics C4 Systems Response

    Apr 28, 2014HR Operations

    Thank you for your review. GDC4S has a strong and long-standing commitment to providing opportunities for professional growth through our promotional program and Program Management Career Path, which ... More

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