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General Dynamics C4 Systems lacks strategic vision and manages via the "good old boy network".

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Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Scottsdale, AZ
Current Employee - IT Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

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

Pros

GD pays well for the area, they support flexible work options including telecommuting, and their products help keep soldiers safe.

Cons

Opportunities for women and minorities are limited, the company is struggling to capitalize on its portfolio, and it has been laying off staff for 3 years with no end in sight.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees need to know there is some plan for the future that involves more than just layoffs.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

General Dynamics C4 Systems Response

Apr 28, 2014HR Operations

Thank you for your review. We will be sure to send your advice to our senior staff and internal communications so that they may better communicate with employees about the company’s outlook. If you ... More

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Generally ok, wide mix of project/people quality

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Some work is exciting and makes a difference.
    Some very good people down in the ranks -- talented and care about what they're doing.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch -- they get bonuses while our salaries are frozen and benefits cut.
    Some projects are tedious, boring, and poorly managed.
    2014 isn't a good time to be a defense contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the pain; stop painting rosy pictures for investors while pushing employees to keep doing more with less. Branch out from defense contracting -- the handwriting is on the wall! Try harder to insulate the teams that are rocking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    General Dynamics C4 Systems Response

    Apr 28, 2014HR Operations

    We are continually impressed by the ingenuity and creativity of our engineers, especially during these tough financial times when we often ask our engineers to be more cost efficient while continuing ... More

  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Business going down the tubes along with Defense budget

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

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

    Pros

    Some really great technical folks working in the trenches of the projects.

    Cons

    Too many managers pushing papers and processes. Top management has little regard for those doing the actual work. Benefits are less and less each year. Top 10% (primarily managers) of workforce belongs to a secret 'bonus club' which earns large bonuses each year. The other 90% gets no bonus or perhaps only an occasional slice of pizza for lunch or turkey lunch and handshake during the holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the profits with all workers and trim the management staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    General Dynamics C4 Systems Response

    Apr 28, 2014HR Operations

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review; we greatly appreciate your feedback and more than ten years of work with our company. GDC4S is proud of its extensive benefits package, in addition ... More

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