General Dynamics

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Typical Large Corporation.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

I have been working at General Dynamics

Pros

Job security. Benefits of a large corporation. Fairly flexible hours, depending on your manager. Good vacation. Variety of jobs and ability to move around. Education benefits.

Cons

Large corporation hassles and red tape. Health plan has gone downhill. Some very poor managers some how stay around too long. Some groups are very cliquish. Sometimes communication is very good but often it can be very poor.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better communication. Plan tasks better in order to avoid the all too common "hurry we must stay on schedule" even though people are wasting hours on tasks that haven't been well thought out and the hours could have been better utilized later. Too much earned value pressure, it needs to be implemented correctly. IT group is horrendous (one solution does NOT fill all tasks). Need to do a better job of removing bad managers and rewards the top employees.

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    work with the latest technology and contribute to our national defense while at the same time making a decent salary

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    General Dynamics can provide one with the opportunity to work with the latest technology and contribute to our national defense while at the same time making a decent salary. The work can be fascinating at times.

    Cons

    The upper management (at least in GD-AIS) were mostly promoted from within. Their level of accomplishment was at best average during their years in middle management and program management yet some of them display a remarkable degree of arrogance now that they are in senior positions. It can be hard to tolerate at times...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to remember what it was like when you were in the middle ranks.

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    Politics and the 'Good Ol' Boy' system in this Region

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Sierra Vista, AZ

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Pay range seems to be comparable to others like it. Very large company; you can get lost in the mix if you want to.

    Cons

    MINIMAL to no chance of internal promotion. Site leads and up are not equipped for those positions. Managerial expertise is not a pre-requisite for leadership position apparently. Performance evaluations and ratings are not always based on performance; emphasis seems to be based on what site leads or 'acquaintances' may say or 'have heard' about an individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really get to know your people. Promote from within. Rate people based on performance, not 'who said what about who' feedback. Engage people and have genuine concern. Try to keep people, not lose them.

    Doesn't Recommend
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