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Some good people, but can feel like an unemployment program for engineers

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sterling Heights, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling Heights, MI

I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems

Pros

Good people (although many are leaving now)
Good pay, benefits, 9/80 schedule

Cons

Old-school managerial style
Old technology (Lotus Notes)
General lethargic pace of work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Mark - I know you are a first class President, and the company is lucky to have you. However, at every level below you, it seems as if the company is structured to go everything in the least logical and least efficient way possible. You have some first class talent that is bored out of their minds, and worried that they will not be marketable if they don't leave soon.

You know how passionately and effectively we improved our time card compliance systems? We went to school in order to exert the same passion for engineering.

Doesn't Recommend
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Other Reviews for General Dynamics Land Systems

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be prepared for a management style that rewards the week and ignores the strong

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering in Sterling Heights, MI

    I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems

    Pros

    Medical Benefits at GD are great.

    Cons

    Vacation time is a little low. Some departments it take 10 years to get to 3 weeks vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide leadership training and personal skills training to middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    You are either bored waiting for challenging work, or you are swamped learning and doing it on your own.

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer  in  Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI

    I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems

    Pros

    Military vehicle accessibility. I'm geeked about that. I can give back to those who keep us free. I still have a pension....A PENSION!!!

    Cons

    Management ladder climbers. It's not what you know....its who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smile at us once in a while. Say hello. Get off your high horse and work WITH us. Yes, there are business decisions that have to be made, like layoffs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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