General Dynamics C4 Systems

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General Dynamics C4 Systems Reviews in Pittsburgh, PA

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General Dynamics C4 Systems President Chris Marzilli
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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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Smart People Comfortable Work Enviornment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of smart people to learn from
    True Software Lifecycle management (CMMI V)
    Flexible work schedules

    Cons

    Government Industry is getting tighter
    Only one project driving the entire office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start branching into other software projects (not based on CoMotion)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Generally ok, wide mix of project/people quality

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Some work is exciting and makes a difference.
    Some very good people down in the ranks -- talented and care about what they're doing.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch -- they get bonuses while our salaries are frozen and benefits cut.
    Some projects are tedious, boring, and poorly managed.
    2014 isn't a good time to be a defense contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the pain; stop painting rosy pictures for investors while pushing employees to keep doing more with less. Branch out from defense contracting -- the handwriting is on the wall! Try harder to insulate the teams that are rocking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    General Dynamics C4 Systems Response

    Apr 28, 2014HR Operations

    We are continually impressed by the ingenuity and creativity of our engineers, especially during these tough financial times when we often ask our engineers to be more cost efficient while continuing ... More

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great workplace, but losing quality quickly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems

    Pros

    Talented people, High achievers, Good peers from remote offices,Flexible hours, Comfortable workplace, Good remuneration, Excellent opportunities for training, Amazing product.

    Cons

    Quickly losing quality on new hires, Silly internal competition, Poor local management (since 2009), Low morale at local office, Product concept is still amazing, but its technology is almost outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Pittsburgh Office management needs renovation/intervention ASAP. A better strategy for talent retention needs to be established now, as senior staff that represents the technical core of the company is thinking about leaving (after 10+ years in the job). Let's keep this office a great place to work.

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