General Dynamics C4 Systems

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General Dynamics C4 Systems Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
400 Reviews
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General Dynamics C4 Systems President Chris Marzilli
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent since producing anything is largely irrelevant (in 22 reviews)

  • Some very good people down in the ranks -- talented and care about what they're doing (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management seems out-of-touch with the common workers/engineers (in 24 reviews)

  • There is an inherent "good ol' boys" network in senior management (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Incredibly Important Work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time

    Pros

    Terrific employees who serve heroes. We connect and protect warfighters and first responders.

    Cons

    All businesses have down cycles in their markets, and C4 Systems continues to weather theirs as the U.S. Army rests following two wars which have taken a tremendous toll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of your immediate opportunity with Mission Systems to form an even better company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Travel is expected for long periods.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems

    Pros

    Great place to work for.

    Cons

    HR rushes to much. Give people a chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give perspective employees a chance to get back to you.

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  5.  

    It was a great place to learn.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics C4 Systems

    Pros

    The job was very interesting. I learned a lot about technology that most people completely dismiss on a day to day basis.

    Cons

    This company is a great place to work. But, I just had to leave. After 13 years I just didn't get the same fulfillment anymore. If the top pay was better I could probably put up with a few more years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on track with other pay scales from other companies. If you've got a good employee, try to keep him or her happy. If he or she is not a good employee... Get rid of them. Dead weight really hurts the bottom line. Which in turn hurts a good employees top pay.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    There were many opportunities working at General Dynamics

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There were many opportunities to streamline processes, process improvement, consolidate workload, and cross train. Pay was good for those that had many years of service. I enjoyed the diversity of the company.

    Cons

    The state of the business did not allow for the company to keep all employees. Downsizing was necessary, but often looked as unfair.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    It has been a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, great people and work environment, flexible work schedule, challenging and interesting work, nice health center, business rebounding

    Cons

    Our primary customer, government, has had budget issues creating business challenges and fierce competition. IT rules too restrictive and antiquated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on long term objectives while continuing to make positive strides tackling near term challenges. Continue to promote from within and grow internal talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    My Home

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Hardware Engineer in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Hardware Engineer in Needham, MA

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, been here 32 years. Lots of interesting programs to work on. Great pay and benefits. Family Atmosphere. Happy customers that keep coming back, even when there are problems. Great technology.

    Cons

    The company is suffering from the current decrease in defense spending. Hopefully that will turn around soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees with a rotation program so they can experience more of what C4S has to offer. More group and one-on-one communication with management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great internship experience!

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    Former Employee - Strategic Planning Intern in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Strategic Planning Intern in Arlington, VA

    I worked at General Dynamics C4 Systems as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Gave a wide range of experience, great on a resume, encourages continuous learning

    Cons

    Not always a job secured after interning even if they want you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Govt Cuts Hurt

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Very interesting defense-type work. Good people, very professional. Hours are flexible and accommodating. Work-life balance is encouraged.

    Cons

    Because of cutbacks in govt funding, layoffs are common place. Workloads have increased substantially in the last 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommend sharing the wealth from other parts of the company to support the R&D in the emerging areas where C4 has core expertise and years of experience. Focus more effort on winning new business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    General Dynamics C4 Systems Response

    Apr 28, 2014HR Operations

    We’re glad to hear that you’re happy with your work; we want all of our employees to have pride in their jobs. We agree that government cuts hurt, and we are doing our best to work through this ... More

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for !

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    Former Employee - Test Tech in Taunton, MA
    Former Employee - Test Tech in Taunton, MA

    I worked at General Dynamics C4 Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work for loved it there !

    Cons

    Cuts after 12 years ! so sad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make every one part of the team !

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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