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challenging opportunities

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Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Groton, CT
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Groton, CT

I have been working at General Dynamics

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

pride in work performed, technical challenges, and location. Employees are dedicated and always willing to work hard and help fellow engineers.

Cons

vacation days for years worked lags comparable jobs, could receive better pay elsewhere. Elimination of pension plan for new employees, while following industry trends, was made worse by cutbacks in company contribution to 401k plan. The combination of the two is a huge hit on retirement planning.

Advice to Management

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  1. Helpful (3)

    A OK place to work

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Groton, CT

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A good place to start and build a resume for one to two years. The starting salary is very good but do not expect high raises.

    Cons

    The company seems very greedy. They do not have any flexibility. The benefits are lacking and the company dosent seem to care about its employees. We just are numbers to them.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize the Benefits package. Two weeks of vacation for ten years is not enough. Allow flexible work hours. Currently 45 working hours is advised for sallaried, however, policy only says its 40n hours.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Big Aerospace firm with good salaries but poor understanding and concern for career growth of engineers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salaries and time off. Complex and interesting applications.

    Cons

    Very poor support for technical growth among engineers, and little understanding or respect of this problem or engineering career growth as a whole. Work/life balance is not much of a concern - many of my coworkers and I have had extended periods during which we worked 6 or 7 day weeks. Upper management has recently been penny pinching in the extreme, including a thousand small cuts of benefits - very demoralizing.

    Advice to Management

    Need to reorganize into a true "matrix" with departments organized by technical specialty. Find way to make technical excellence and career growth for engineers a top priority. Stop focusing on cutting benefits and start focusing on business growth. Make work/life balance a priority.

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