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Stove Pipe Mentality & Lack of Vision

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

I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Benefits. Every other Friday off (9/80). Great outstanding people to work with (at the non-management). Flex time.

Cons

A "one horse" company that will go the way of the Pony Express if it doesn't divesify its core technology from defense only to commercial/industrial. Leadership wears blinders and lacks vision and imagination. Cannot/will not step out if its confort zone even though it has the technology, capital and employees to be an extremely competitive force outside of the defense market.

Advice to Management

"This is the ways we have always done things" is bad thinking in today's competitive market place. Need to come to the markets with innovative ideas that the customer will buy instead of waiting for the customer to tell you what it wants. You need to decide if General Dynamics Land Systems if a manufacturer of tanks or a leader in the transportation industry.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Old school defense contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    9/80 schedule (every other Friday off)
    Used to develop very cool, useful technology

    Cons

    Billed hours = top priority
    Research became a low priority
    Cumbersome organizational structure

  2. Helpful (1)

    It is very old school and mostly based on seniority. Hard to go anywhere.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    9/80 work week. You work 9 hours mon.-thurs. then 8 hours on one Friday with the other Friday off.

    Cons

    Very hard to go anywhere. Old management school. No real career path for upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Need more new school mgt and not just ex-military execs.

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