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Wandering in the desert….will they find themselves before it is too late???

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
Former Employee - Program Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

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

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

Pros

Good compensation and benefits, although the benefits have been reduced somewhat significantly in the past 3 years. Most employees are competent and dedicated.

Cons

The company has gone too far in workforce reduction, to the point that their ability to execute on existing contracts is jeopardized. A few absolutely critical people have been "released" by managers who were put into their positions recently and really didn't know their people or who the strongest performers were; hence they laid off resources critical to on-going work. The "survivors" are now truly over-worked. Acquisitions over the past several years have almost all turned out to have been major mistakes. But, there has been almost no accountability for these mistakes.

Advice to Management

Right-size the senior management. While the company has reduced its workforce dramatically over the past 3 years, the VPs have only played musical chairs; there has been no corresponding reduction in the number of VPs. Some VPs are now in charge of functional areas in which they have no experience or expertise.

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  1. I enjoyed my time at General Dynamics and I appreciated their flexibility with working part time.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems part-time (More than 8 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No pressure. Worked part-time regular hours

    Cons

    People didn't seem to be happy at their jobs there. A lot of people have worked there their entire careers and change was slow.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Great experience on a fantastic program for a worthy customer.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits which declined over the years.

    Cons

    Way too much management. The old Motorola brotherhood system exists here which is not good for non-Motorolans. Fantastic work without drama goes unrecognized. Everything has to be a crisis. Real engineers are continually laid off while management goes unscathed. Company has gone from 6000 to 2000 since late 2009. Not winning new work.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people who do great work without drama and execute on time. Try to get new business and cut management while keeping the engineers who do the actual work. Conversely, sell the business to a company that wants to be in Arizona.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

    Apr 28, 2014 – HR Operations

    We’re glad to hear that you are happy with the benefits you receive at GDC4S. GDC4S employs approximately 8,000 employees nationally and internationally. We are a large, defense contracting company ... More


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