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Helpful (2)

Good company, but appears to be on the decline.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Field Support Engineer III in Fort Bragg, NC
Current Employee - Field Support Engineer III in Fort Bragg, NC
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Pay is on par with inustry averages, traveling, and most of my coworkers are awesome. The benefit packages are ok, but they used to be much better. The work experience is good as long as you have a manger that will take care of you.

Cons

GD retirement is long gone, PTO days have been reduced, and 401K match is not what it used to be. OCONUS positions are fewer and the pay isn't as good as it used to be for those positions. No raise for FY 13!

Advice to Management

Management needs to find a balance between cutting cost and remaining an asset to the customer. It would not be wise to cut cost so much as to lose all of the intangible assets that make GDC4s a great company for the customer and the employee’s.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some excellent talent and a friendly social environment

    Cons

    Too self-impressed to learn froom past mistakes or from others.

    Advice to Management

    Get a vision that will motivate the technical staff. "Keeping rates low" as a vision drives away innovation.


  2. Helpful (2)

    The Place Where Efficiency is the Enemy of the Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Principal Staff Software Engineer in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned a lot about my specific software engineering domain.

    Cons

    I was forced to work 6-day weeks but get paid for only 5. You must submit your time card precise to 30-min increments at the end of every day. Interesting project work is centered in Massachusetts and Arizona - employees at other sites are treated as internal contract labor. Goal is to bill the customer (typically the federal government) for as many hours as possible and maximize the conversion of awarded contracts into payments. This is contrary to engineers' goals of operating efficiently and innovatively.


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