General Dynamics Information Technology
3.2 of 5 352 reviews
www.gdit.com Fairfax, VA 5000+ Employees

General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.2 352 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

General Dynamics Information Technology President S. Daniel Johnson

S. Daniel Johnson

(101 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The company has pretty good benefits and depending on your location, the hours may be flexible"
    in 24 reviews
  • "Very casual work environment (shorts, t-shirts as long as you're not meeting a client)"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "Low work-life balance, people expect you to work extra hours"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Lack of communication between recruiters, security managers, etc"
    in 6 reviews
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great

Sineor Administrative (Former Employee)
Herndon, VA

I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than a year

Prosbenefits, pay and room to grow

Consnon that I had.

Advice to Senior Managementneed to communicate more with admins.

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

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Loved the job, but not the everhanging USAF indecisiveness over contracts.

Systems Administrator, Senior (Former Employee)
Alamogordo, NM

I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI worked with some really great people.
I got to see more of the world than I expected while on deyploment with the USAF.

ConsI went to places in the world that were not in the original disclosure.
Upper management order seemed to change out every 12 months.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive some training to line managers so they don't respond with "I hadn't been told that" and instead politely ask for a copy to see if what they have matches what they were told.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I was satisfied with the work load.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology

ProsStrong team skills and challenging work.

ConsNot enough diversity in assignments.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire a more diverse work force.

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An Okay Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for less than a year

ProsThey do what they say they are going to do and take care of people when reorganizations happen

Consthere's been lots of reorganizations in the last year causing a lot of reassignments

Advice to Senior Managementthey need to give more help to their people during moves.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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decent transition job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology

Pros- pay is decent for transitioning out of the military but below industry average
- location
- camaraderie with like minded professionals

Cons- too similar to military hierarchy (higher military rank equates to higher management position)
- management (less experience and untalented people making decisions)

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Good company, great benefits, typical military/gov-contractor atmosphere.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than a year

ProsGood company if you have a military background or experience in government contracting. Average pay and great benefits.

ConsThe culture is not very collaborative, contradicting vision and priorities, and very secret squirrel. The bureaucratic processes also tend to foster many inefficiencies.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere are a lot of very smart people here throughout the ranks, but not a lot of open-mindedness. GDIT would be an amazing place to work if upper-management were more open-minded and invested more in elevating its existing talent. Training and conferences got severely cut back it puts too much pressure on the staff to stay up-to-date on the latest tech in their personal time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall a great company to work at, with the one exception of a lack of long term career opportunities

Financial Business Operations Analyst (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology as a contractor for less than a year

ProsWork Life balance - exceptional, Office Culture of the Salt Lake City Office - exceptional

Conslack of long term career opportunities

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more up front about lack of long term career opportunities

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

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GDIT was a great company to work for.

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology as a contractor for less than a year

ProsPlenty of opportunities to grow within the company.
Great benefits.
Supervisors fight for each employee.

ConsThe secure floor policy is a waste of time.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work.

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Great Benefits and flexibility in work place

Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than a year

ProsThe benefits are great not too expensive cost did not go up this year
Allows for telecommunting

ConsAs with many govt contractors it can be a paramilitary organization and I do not do well in that environment

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to motivate your people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I have learned a lot.

Network Technician (Current Employee)
Silver Spring, MD

I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than 3 years

Prosmost people are knowledgeable, experience and always ready to help

Consthere aren't any downsize with the company

Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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