General Dynamics Land Systems

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Over the years, it's been great. However the last several years have been very hard and difficult.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems

Pros

Good Benefits; Off every other Friday

Cons

Difficult work environment;
Performance Reviews are done poorly;
Promotions have been cut back dramatically;

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat employees better. After all, they are the ones who get the work done and make it happen for the company. Promote those that deserve it and accurately rate people for the work they do.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Government work, can be slow at times.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems

    Pros

    9/80 work week is a nice perk. The company tends to pay rather well and, until recently, would provide good yearly bonus and increase. The vacation is on par with other companies but the every other Friday off makes vacation time pile up a lot faster.

    Cons

    The industry is in decline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some of the older people to retire, the company is heavy on the top half.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    GDLS - A Place of Incompetence, Jealous, and Socialism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems

    Pros

    Many future employers respect the company because of the fact that it is known for assisting the government.
    If you happen to have seniority, which is extremely difficult to obtain, you may really make a difference in the world using your position within the company.
    If you have seniority, the wages are quite outstanding.
    Knowing that you are assisting soldiers gives you peace of mind.

    Cons

    GDLS is one of the most powerful companies in the world, yet, the management cares very little about its employees. Many of the people in leadership have no college degrees while the people who are pulling the weight of the company have college degrees and are discriminated against because of it. People with degrees struggle to receive raises, or in some instances, to be hired from contract status while people with no degrees continue to move up the ladder. In addition, contractors who ask to do labor tasks so that they can gain hands-on experience to move up the ladder are denied the chance to do so.

    Managers tend to migrate toward and assist workers who are less inclined to succeed while quickly becoming jealous and belittling workers who display creative and intelligent minds. Workers with a lot of responsibility and aptitude generally are shunned and held back from achieving their potential. Furthermore, they are forced to sit back while struggling to pay bills on minimal pay while watching workers with less aptitude or no degrees rise through the ranks of the company. Nevertheless, these intelligent workers must pick up the slack of their newly promoted incompetent managers while the managers receive all of the credit and bear no conscience for doing so.

    In addition, in most departments, there are some managers that actually have a conscience and would like to change things for the driven, degree-holding worker, but there is usually one main department manager or program manager who holds the keys to change, but will not do so and chooses to hold everyone back. In some instances, these unit managers will even move or demote any team leader or smaller manager who merely suggests that the treatment of competent, degree-holding workers must change!

    If you work for GDLS, be careful. Do not let them compromise your abilities or mental health. This is a great company to start and learn new things; however, you must quickly move on before they try to get rid of you out of jealousy or at the least, compromise your self-worth to the extent that you begin to believe that you don't deserve anything better. You really do deserve better - now get out and strive for that which you deserve in corporate America!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please appreciate and be kind toward your degree-holding workers and develop some humility to get rid of all of that jealousy!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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