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Helpful (2)

Great company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

The compensation is pretty good. You work with very talented people.

Cons

Unfortunately the company as a whole is fairly bureaucratic, but this is typical of a government contractor.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (4)

    Worst company I have ever worked for - stay away!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible work schedule, mostly challenging work

    Cons

    Lack of a competitive benefits package, poor pay increases - always blaming the need to stay competitive, while senior staff reap great dividends from contract incentives. I have worked for General Electric, Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin and then General Dynamics over a 40 year career both as an hourly worker to a Senior Engineer, General Dynamics was by far the worst. GD took all our benefits away since taking over our plant. Ethics is just a poster on the wall!

    Advice to Management

    Wake up or you will lose this business


  2. Helpful (4)

    Management has NO Clue how to cope with the current environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SW Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - SW Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid technical team. If you're in the right place and tied to the right programs, they are well resourced...but increasingly less so.

    Cons

    The most unimaginative senior management crew you will find in a company this size. Shockingly so" They have an incredible set of technical skills and assets available to them, but seem oblivious to the need to enter new markets not facing the budgetary constraints caused by being tied almost completely to DoD spending. Instead of leveraging their capabilities to expand into new markets, they're hoping to get a bigger share of a shrinking pie - and doing so while mercilessly and almost randomly jettisoning experienced and capable people. It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

    Advice to Management

    Try to grasp that while you have to control costs, you cannot cut your way to growth, earnings or long-term profitability. Step back and figure out how to prosper in a post-defense-budget growth environment. Foster creativity, not a "keep your head down" mentality.


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