General Dynamics Information Technology

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General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
511 Reviews
3.1
511 Reviews
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General Dynamics Information Technology President S. Daniel Johnson
S. Daniel Johnson
171 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and competitive salary - great co-workers and working environment (in 31 reviews)

  • Very casual work environment (shorts, t-shirts as long as you're not meeting a client) (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management seems oblivious to tech so middle management had to translate needs (in 20 reviews)

  • Low work-life balance, people expect you to work extra hours (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    Wonderful support from HR great benifits

    Cons

    My particular position was at client site which can isolate company from employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure program manager create an environment of inclusion and avoid isolation. Create a connection to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    Great people who are goal oriented.

    Cons

    Job growth within the company is unclear.

  3.  

    Great experience and great benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sandy, UT

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have worked for GDIT for less than a year as a supervisor and and a customer service representative. The benefits offered by GDIT are some of the best benefits I have had ever.

    Cons

    Training is lacking and communication from upper management needs to be improved. Hiring practices need to be improved as well if you can read a script and have some computer knowledge you will be hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tighten up the hiring requirements you will hire just about anyone and some of the people you hired should of been let go .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    Growth potential, educational opportunities and advancement due to the number of positions and locations available to work.

    Cons

    The same institutional problems of large companies exist. Culture changes needed and more action vs. words on taking care of employees who make money for them by supporting customers on the front line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should listen to more than other senior managers to get a real understanding of what goes on at the workers level in resolving issues and improving what GDIT has done over the last 15 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Has become average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time

    Pros

    Large web-based training library
    The company enjoys a good reputation among customers
    Large number of contracts to move between and advance your career (but you will have to work around management to get there)
    Peers

    Cons

    Benefits have been cut over the years (including bonuses to lower level management)
    Management has difficulty communicating vision and direction
    Every time there is an acquisition that company's management replaces the old.
    Culture has become 'every man for himself'.
    The organization of divisions creates much duplication (higher overhead than necessary)
    Feels like a large 'you're on your own' staffing agency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to improve communication, vision, and establish a real culture.
    As times get tougher, be 'leaders' when it comes to sharing the pain.
    Work to develop your people - the cost is worth it as this increases capabilities, lends to culture and maintains reputation
    Restore benefits differentiators that used to exist to attract and retain exceptional talent
    Streamline the organization to maximize resources and efficiencies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Project Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    - Good transition job from the military
    - Good people on the team
    - Good balance between work and home

    Cons

    - Limited opportunities to move up
    - Annual bonuses are evenly distributed at 2% to everyone
    - Prominent military culture hinders personal growth
    - Evals are mismanaged and lower than industry average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Reward performance and achievement
    - Inspire innovation and creativity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Program Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Tuition Assistance/Career Development Course assistance
    Flexible work from home when needed
    Understand family committments/situations

    Cons

    Typical contracting company, so job security isn't guarenteed
    Hard to get promoted
    Relectuance to place you in another position they have available
    Politics
    They resist doing small things for employees that would help morale
    Managers are overwhelmed so there is little interaction with employees.

    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Sr Specialist

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    They try to treat employees fair.

    Cons

    Not enough employees working to get the job done efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees informed and let them feel more like a part of the company, not just a worker there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stay away.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very little positive to say about this company.

    Cons

    Management was awful, promotions were dangled for years but never given, turn over was high, leave is low and management would not work with employees regarding leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees! Increase your base leave amount. Don't put such an emphasis on middle/upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture and people, friendly environment

    Cons

    Less salary, need more motivation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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