General Dynamics Mission Systems

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Helpful (6)

Business going down the tubes along with Defense budget

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

Some really great technical folks working in the trenches of the projects.

Cons

Too many managers pushing papers and processes. Top management has little regard for those doing the actual work. Benefits are less and less each year. Top 10% (primarily managers) of workforce belongs to a secret 'bonus club' which earns large bonuses each year. The other 90% gets no bonus or perhaps only an occasional slice of pizza for lunch or turkey lunch and handshake during the holidays.

Advice to Management

Share the profits with all workers and trim the management staff.

General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

Apr 28, 2014HR Operations

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review; we greatly appreciate your feedback and more than ten years of work with our company. GDC4S is proud of its extensive benefits package, in addition ... More

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  1. Helpful (1)

    This company is most likely shutting down operations in AZ.

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    Former Employee - Eng Aide in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Eng Aide 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

    A pay check I guess.

    Cons

    Mismanagement. This company laid off all the techs on a project and then could not supply the product under contract to the government which caused a large fine to be levied.

    Advice to Management

    Look for some type of work you can handle, greater at walmart comes to mind.


  2. Helpful (6)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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