National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics)

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Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

I have been working at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics)

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Lots of freedom within the company.

Cons

Growth is limited, but because of recession.

Advice to Management

Simply the best shipyard in the nation.

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    Great place to get "in the trenches" experience, but the 1950's mentality hurts

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Purchasing in San Diego, CA

    I worked at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Benefits are excellent
    -Previously when they were employee owned, the culture was very hierarchical and you had to be part of the good old boys club to advance. Now that GD owns it, younger/early career employees are doing much better.
    - You can really get to know the ropes of a particular area while working on real life projects affecting others
    - If you can handle it, they will always give you more responsibility
    - Respect for the chain is paramount
    - High pace enviorment

    Cons

    - everything is centered around production. support departments are just that...support
    - senior management still comes from the mentality of old shipbuilding. "We've been doing it this way for 20 years, why stop?"
    - High pace enviorment (opposite of previous section). If you can't keep up, get out of the way.

    Advice to Management

    - Invest in new ideas/technologies
    - Be more supportive during problem situations. Support each other.
    - Allow time and actively support new ways of thinking

  2. Process improvement initiative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best and largest shipyards in the US for Navy auxiliary ships and Jones Act vessels.
    People here are energetic and competitive. The company encourages ideas that can improve production processes, and many interesting ideas that cannot be seen in other US yards are implemented here. Great San Diego weather and good salary.

    Cons

    Training structure is not standardized, lots of freestyle, pretty much swim-or-sink. But this is common considering the nature of the job and the industry to drive costs down with whatever means possible.

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