General Dynamics Land Systems

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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

"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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    General Dynamics is a great company to work. The people are outstanding patriots.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, travel and great people who care about the product being produced.

    Cons

    In a word, politics definitely impacts working at GD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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