General Dynamics

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General Dynamics Satcom has given the opportunity to take care of my family.

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Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Newton, NC
Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Newton, NC

I have been working at General Dynamics full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Allows opportunity to balance work life with family obligations. Decent pay and benifits provided.

Cons

Understaffed at some levels which doesn't even out the work load.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    GD has been an excellent employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Support the defense of our country, focuses cost effective technology deployment, strives for success thrrough process optimization, supports work / life balance

    Cons

    Each business within GD acts indepentently, although ameanable to sharing when opportunities arise. business success dependent upon congress and the defense budget spending

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to drive excellence through cost effective solutions. assess market positions, and determine where emphasis on IRAD funding is required as well as potential mergers and acquisitions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Collapsing Hard and Fast

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Sterling Heights, MI

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good stock plan, decent people on the working floors

    Cons

    Over the last ten years Senior Management has been treating the Customer as their personal piggy bank, running up the billed hours in order to make sales quotas and executive bonuses (and the Customer knows it). Management has invested little to nothing in actual product development (has not developed any tech demonstration platforms in 10+ years), and refuses to train employees in anything (except mandatory security refreshers). The VP of Engineering has been physically escorted off The Customer's premises on at least two occasions. After two consecutive multi-billion dollar flops, The Customer has recently informed the rest of the world that they don't need and don't want the product anymore. Division recently laid off ~200 people, cuts are expected to reach at least 1000 employees before year's end. In short, the division is going out of business, and Management is still trying to pretend that nothing is wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is probably too late to save the division. But if anyone really wanted to try, the first step would be to fire anyone in the division whose title includes President, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Senior Director, Director, and Senior Manager (yes, that's six levels of senior management, compared to four levels of floor employees). Next, bring in leaders from successful divisions to run operations until adequate candidates can be found and developed from inside. Third, make sure that the new leadership actually is co-located with the people they lead; remove the palaces in Mahogany Row and revoke all other executive privileges. Fourth, fix the time accounting system and remove the other administrative roadblocks. Finally, establish *and fund* a dedicated new product development team with a dedicated procurement arm (separate and independent from Production supply chain management).

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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