General Dynamics C4 Systems

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General Dynamics C4 Systems Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
392 Reviews
2.8
392 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    The best experience of my career.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Support in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Support in Needham, MA

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

    Pros

    The people were beyond great. There was a bond that went well beyond the conference room. The compensation was at least a Birdie if not an Eagle (better than "par").

    Cons

    My experience ended in June of 2011, when the company was starting their cost savings effort, when I was laid off. The health of the company is directly coupled with the governments economic efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do everything possible to stay a good family, beyond the money I was a contributor. I see that slipping away, and it makes me sad.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The compensation is pretty good.
    You work with very talented people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company as a whole is fairly bureaucratic, but this is typical of a government contractor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    All employees have been very knowledgable, helpful and welcoming.

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    Current Employee - Strategic Planner in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Strategic Planner in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    Have not found any yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your employees professional strengths and weaknesses and how to use them to your advantage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engaging people and challenging environment

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge company and intelligent employee base

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Developing a long term strategy and sticking with it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Committed to the soldier, advancing technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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

    Great first internship!

    Current Employee - Strategic Planning Intern
    Current Employee - Strategic Planning Intern

    I have been working at General Dynamics C4 Systems as an intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Positive attitude and approach in a tough market

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Taunton, MA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give up. You are on the right track. All businesses are cyclical.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve mid-level management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    C4S continues to adapt and make strategic acquisitions for future growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    C4S 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

    Cons

    Government 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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