General Dynamics Land Systems

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Leadership is often delusional about competition for contracts.

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Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sterling Heights, MI
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sterling Heights, MI

I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Interesting work on pretty cool products...

Security and advantages of a big company...

Global reach and high sales numbers...

Cons

When you actually win the work.

That often leave you feeling bereft of identity.

That breed constant demand for growth and a crippling fear of innovation (which generally contradict each other at some point)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

ROIC numbers aren't solely improved by cutting costs. A structured approach to fostering innovation and development would be helpful.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place with shaky senior management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    GDLS has good core of individual that are extremely knowledgable about their products. There is a strong commitment to the Soldiers and Marines that are supported.

    Cons

    There appeared that promotions came about by tenure and not by acheivement. There was often decision/guidence from senoir management that support end of year bonus and not the long term growth of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees long term development paths

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people on team, need military background to get ahead, lots of take-charge generals - almost no collaboration.

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    Current Employee - Project Management Specialist in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Project Management Specialist in Sterling Heights, MI

    I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mostly laid back atmosphere, easy going. Great benefits, can accrue vacation days up to several months. Week between Christmas and New Years is paid leave.

    Cons

    Management likes to upgrade status reports they don't like, so work revolves around "ghost" target.
    Management is disconnected and sometimes appear to be creating conflict rather than resolving it. Unclear lines of responsibility with managers since there is overlap so work gets going from one manager and stopped by another. Staff in key positions mostly don't have right skill set. One of those jobs to kill time until retirement !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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