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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.2 143 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

General Dynamics CEO Phebe N. Novakovic

Phebe N. Novakovic

(13 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • benefits, training, responsibility, great people to work with; team-oriented(in 9 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits were incredible(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • HR and upper management are completely unaware of the male supervisors flirting with the female CSRs(in 10 reviews)

  • There are a couple big time asses that somehow manage to stay in middle management despite their incredible ineptitude and lack of people skills(in 6 reviews)

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    Demanding but rewarding.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Falls Church, VA

    ProsThe work environment is stimulating because you work with a lot of very sharp and hard-working people. This keeps you on your toes and makes you improve. You will work hard and you can learn a lot here. Elegant work surroundings and good compensation & benefits.

    ConsThe culture is old-fashioned when it comes to things like work-life balance & flexible work hours. Business dress (suits) is required all the time. HQ is lean so there are few opportunities for growth or promotion. Some people feel that getting ahead depends more on politics than on capability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more openly to employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a good experience in the logistics engineering career field where I learned allot from fellow engineers.

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Woodbridge, VA

    ProsThe people I worked with where very professional to work with and let you accomplish the project deliverable within the scope of the contract. There where bonuses for the completion of the main milestones. If you needed time off, they where willing to work with you, provided it didn't effect the project deliverable's.

    ConsThey needed more specific job skills training to keep engineers current in the field of expertise. When contracts are completed there is allot of downsizing of personal, so it's hard to plan your future around this type of work environment.. If you are a contractor working with the company on the contract, you get payed good, but you have no benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntegrated product teams where a great way to complete quality project deliverable's, Need more opportunity to work on furthering education that applies and falls in line with specific job skills. The government has good training programs for logistics engineers and life cycle management, but they do not seem to be taken into consideration as a benefit in furthering your skill sets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    GDIT, is an innovative, competitive business.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work for veterans. Focus is on highly skilled and knowledgeable personnel.

    ConsWhen you are downsized and see a position else where they do not do there best to help you transfer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Administrator Support (Former Employee) Chantilly, VA

    ProsThey do have the best benefits, and friendly Staff.

    ConsNot sure nothing bad to said about the company, it is a good company to worked for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey treat you with respect.

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    Amazing

    Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee)

    Prosbenefits, training, responsibility, great people to work with; team-oriented.

    ConsNot too lenient about abrupt time off

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore thorough onboarding; more training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Lynn Haven, FL

    ProsGood pay, supervisor was real helpful.

    ConsToo may company rules such as no food at desk, strick breaks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Slowing down yet stable

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFun products, solid benifits, old school culture

    ConsOld school culture, new product development slow and difficult

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to invest more into development of new products. Go to the customer with a product vs. waiting for funding to develop it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    CSR

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Coralville, IA

    ProsA lot of earned time off(not paid), personal time off(not paid) opportunities.

    ConsCustomer Service Representatives are told to use scripts, which are not always helping consumers. Getting customers more angrier because simple tasks are too hard to do with the systems that do not support actual needs for customers. Be ready to be yelled at, cussed at for things that you are supposed to do but cannot be done.

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    Disappointing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEvery business unit operates completely different. I was not in a good business unit.

    ConsNo leadership. Just million dollar babies who manage their bonuses and not the businesses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe career by chrony is so destructive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Bloated overhead

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge company with some security and good salaries

    ConsA lot of overhead and not much accountability for many. Micro managers fun your life more than policy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdapt to modern thinking, flex schedules etc.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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