General Dynamics Information Technology

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Great experience. Long hours and hard work that gets forgotten about when the bottom line is the discussion.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Construction Supervisor
Former Employee - Construction Supervisor
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Large company with the means and resources to provide the best equipment and training. Excellent benefits package and pay checks are always on-time.

Cons

Company is so large you get lost in the numbers. GD has started contracting most jobs, which makes job security ZERO!

Advice to Management

Employees are people too. We have family's that we have to provide for. GD is large enough to keep employees on payroll, even when work gets slow. Remember who gets the job done in the field.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Information Technology

  1. OK for a starter job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Quick hiring process, low work expectations, relaxed attitude. Whether this is a list of pros or cons is up to your internal ambition.

    Cons

    While GDIT is ok for a starter job mid-career searchers should look elsewhere. There is little room for advancement of engineers making it a dead-end job unless you move on reasonably quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the internal organization does not have a homogenous background. A mix of specialties that feel comfortable providing different viewpoints is essential to a well-rounded organization. Also you may want to make sure that at least one person who will actually be doing the work has seen the proposal. Blind promises with no understanding of the effort required does not make for a great work environment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Incompetent uninvolved mid level management make life difficult for employees trying to get the job done.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Name recognition, large well know defense contractor. Decent benefits, average or below pay. Ability to work independently.

    Cons

    Mid level managers that you only see or talk to a few times a year, which is great unless you need them to go to bat for you. Mid level management is uninvolved and often clueless and unconcerned about what is going on the ground. Managers hire unqualified people (called "rockstars" ) from other unrelated fields who lack the background or skills to do the job. Many positions are sinecures (warm bodies) for fluff govt contracts, in organizations that have no clear direction or purpose. People in those positions make it very difficult to get work accomplished if you must depend on their contribution to a task or project. No consequence for poor performance, contributes to poor work ethic/office culture. Serious minded people get punished for rocking the boat.

    Advice to Management

    Get serious.


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