General Dynamics Land Systems

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GDLS is a great place to be when the government funding is flowing!

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

I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

I met a lot of really good people working at General Dynamics Land Systems. If you are a valued employee you can be put on a good program where you can have opportunity, job satisfaction, and growth. There are some really smart and talented leaders in the Systems organization.

Cons

The work that GDLS has is government contract work. The funding levels are declining and GDLS is going through some workforce reductions. There will undoubtedly be some reorganization and instability for a while. There are some weak leaders in the subsystems organization. Subsystems Engineering is attempting to protect head levels instead of cutting dead weight and protecting more talented employees like systems engineering has done. This means the core of the company's product is getting weaker. They need to get better people in the chief eningeer positions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The structure is inefficient. There is no need to have leads for program, project, systems and subsystems engineering. There are more leads than people to do the work. You should not need a DDM in order to take a restroom break.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lost my Vote

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    Former Employee - Logistics Support Technician in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Logistics Support Technician in Woodbridge, VA

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was work and occasionally exciting when the project worked. The annual golf tourney and Christmas party were usually pretty nice. HR had drop-dead gorgeous women, which made it hard to concentrate on the conversation.

    Cons

    Job promotions were announced, only after a candidate had already been selected. No chance of moving up the chain, only a lateral move - no pay raise - more responsibility for the same amount of pay and stature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get management that can run a business. The upper management was only interested in keeping their jobs by sacrificing others that actually did the work!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, too TOP heavy.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Awesome product. Off every other Friday.

    Cons

    Management. No realistic OT pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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