General Dynamics C4 Systems

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General Dynamics C4 Systems Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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2.8 294 reviews

44% Approve of the CEO

General Dynamics C4 Systems President Chris Marzilli

Chris Marzilli

(25 ratings)

34% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very flexible with work/life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • Some very good people down in the ranks -- talented and care about what they're doing(in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management gets richer even as company's revenue goes down(in 19 reviews)

  • good old boys" network - any they take care of themselves only(in 9 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    All employees have been very knowledgable, helpful and welcoming.

    Strategic Planner (Current Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsGreat professional atmosphere
    Knowledgable staff
    Opportunity to network and learn the system of operations
    Take part in assisting with the advancement of technology to better the defense of our nation

    ConsHave not found any yet

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your employees professional strengths and weaknesses and how to use them to your advantage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The company is doing a great job treading water in the current economic climate company to others in the industry.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsIntelligent work force motivated to work with teams. Strong and friendly management rewards those based on performance not how hard you try.

    ConsThe company is struggling to keep costs down considering the sequestration. A lot of unknowns in the industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring more youth into our aging plants to help energize the workforce and change the current culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Engaging people and challenging environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Taunton, MA

    ProsCutting edge company and intelligent employee base

    ConsLarge corporation and a lot of bureaucracy much like any large company

    Advice to Senior ManagementDeveloping a long term strategy and sticking with it

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Committed to the soldier, advancing technology

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGeneral Dynamics is a great company, GDC4S's work is in an interesting intersection between technology and defense. The company is getting through sequestration well.

    ConsThe benefits are slightly less generous than what the federal government offers, but still decent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great first internship!

    Strategic Planning Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly atmosphere, learned a lot on Defense Industry, Social Media, etc. Lots of ways to get involved and work on summer projects.

    ConsI found no cons working at this company for the summer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive attitude and approach in a tough market

    Program Manager (Current Employee) Taunton, MA

    ProsImportant mission, relevant offerings, team spirit, and a track record of success.

    ConsHuge market headwinds, but positioned far better than most. This is a great place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't give up. You are on the right track. All businesses are cyclical.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for!

    Director (Current Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsRewarding work; Strong Senior Leadership Team; Opportunities to grow and drive change.

    ConsLarge company equals bureaucracy (but that's the same at every big company in this industry)

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove mid-level management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    C4S continues to adapt and make strategic acquisitions for future growth

    (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsC4S has had recent wins with WIN-T and JTRS demonstrating customer satisfaction and a capability to offer the most advanced off th shelf technology to the soldier - the company has a rich history and is well positioned with its launch on GDbroadband - it has also been figting hard for employees jobs and programs

    ConsGovernment spending has been down since 2008 which has impacted both C4S and the entire defense market however the company is strategically aligned to charge back - Adjacent markets need to continue to be a focus and investment for the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep looking for solid future acquisitions to grow - continue to reach out to employees individually and keep them updated on future plans for the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood management on site. The project leadership is exellent and will challenge you. They have interesting projects.

    ConsGovernment Contractor so it all depends on Government programs. With all the talk of cut backs I thought it was time to move in a different direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place To work

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Needham, MA

    ProsInteresting work, excellent pay/benefit combination.

    ConsGeographically distributed campus - Needham, Taunton and Scottsdale, means there is limited opportunity without moving to a different campus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the communications flowing to the company like you are, especially as we continue to work through this market correction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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