Force Protection Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. GD/Force Pro review

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Force Protection

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    We never got paid holidays.


  2. Great Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Ladson, SC
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Ladson, SC

    I worked at Force Protection (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The People I worked with

    Cons

    Company was bought out


  3. Lots of Politics, not a lot of performance based evaluations

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Ladson, SC
    Former Employee - Engineering in Ladson, SC

    I worked at Force Protection

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic fast paced, it keeps you on your toes and keeps you challenged. For the most part, really great people.

    Cons

    Very unrealistic expectations from the management team and getting thrown under the bus is very politically motivated. Watch out for the long beards.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the experts you hire, that is why you hired them in the first place.


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  5. Unstable, and everyone was always unsure where the next contract was coming from.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Manager in Ladson, SC
    Former Employee - Security Manager in Ladson, SC

    I worked at Force Protection full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Built items to protect the military. It was an honor to build a product to save the lives of all of our men and women in the military.

    Cons

    Losing contracts, Inexperienced mangement. Layoffs. Firings

    Advice to Management

    Hire new leadership


  6. We Saved Lives

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Ladson, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Ladson, SC

    I worked at Force Protection full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I left FPI the day after they announced that they were selling to GDLS. Good thing for me, as I was able to escape the numerous layoffs there since then. While I was there 05-12, the company fielded many fine V hull vehicles which saved more than 10,000 lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Cons

    In conversations with employees who stayed on I understand that job security is about zero, and with the latest announcement GD plans to shut it down completely.

    Advice to Management

    What management?


  7. Continuous Layoffs

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Ladson, SC
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Ladson, SC

    I worked at Force Protection full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay; Some good people

    Cons

    Poor morale, No business systems/processes in place, Very poor communication from management

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to people; We're not stupid and we can see through it.


  8. layoffs/Reduction in force

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ladson, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ladson, SC

    I worked at Force Protection full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Prior to GDLS buying it wasn't a terrible place to work but once they took over I feel like everything went to crap including Employee moral. After taking over all I can say is they pay good and supply good health benefits.

    Cons

    They let the good people go that actually do the work and keep the ones that don't get the job done. It really feels like they throw a hat in the center and choose a number and that is who they get rid of. That is sad when you do so much and then they say your gone.

    Advice to Management

    Pick people that play around rather then the good people for Reductions.


  9. Best place I ever worked

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Ladson, SC
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in Ladson, SC

    I worked at Force Protection full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was great and worked with a purpose. I gained a great deal of knowledge about this industry.

    Cons

    Its a shame the company is no longer around. The staff they had on hand did great things in a short time frame.


  10. Dynamic company able to adjust quickly to customer needs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Development in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Market Development in Washington, DC

    I worked at Force Protection full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smaller firm that allows each person to contribute to overall gain and future. Leadership has been driven with focus on customer's needs. Trying hard to expand into service and support arena. Strong potential for export sales.

    Cons

    Limited resources can stretch the ability to meet customer demands. Capacity limited by uncertaintly of product line future, Considered a candidtae for corporate purchase which could impact on position security

    Advice to Management

    Need to get out infront with customer and make investments to close the gap between capability and demands.


  11. I really enjoyed my time at Force Protection

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst/Technical Writer in Ladson, SC
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst/Technical Writer in Ladson, SC

    I worked at Force Protection full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good Pay and The Supervision/Management was a pleasure to work for

    Cons

    Defense Contractor is not a very secure job right now with budget cuts in DOD

    Advice to Management

    None



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