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General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
448 Reviews

3.1
448 Reviews
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General Dynamics Information Technology President S. Daniel Johnson
S. Daniel Johnson
145 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and competitive salary - great co-workers and working environment (in 28 reviews)

  • Very casual work environment (shorts, t-shirts as long as you're not meeting a client) (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management seems oblivious to tech so middle management had to translate needs (in 13 reviews)

  • Low work-life balance, people expect you to work extra hours (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The ultimate learning experience of the overall insurance industry. Increased knowledge of how the enrollment processes.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Agent  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Support Agent in Houston, TX

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The work was very rewarding for helping millions a people the ability to afford health insurance.

    Cons

    It was one of those positions where you had to be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be more flexible in scheduling for employees as regarding time off.

  2.  

    customer service representative

    Current Employee - Temporary Customer Service Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Temporary Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    benefits, work-schedule, time-off, company values

    Cons

    there's no cons to this position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to be at a firm that does provide benefits, time-off, fair salaries at positions that I gain knowledge and skills in

  3.  

    Major DoD Player....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    In-House and External Training opportunities.
    Relationship with Customers

    Cons

    "Feast or Famine" workload
    Strict budgetary controls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better coordination between HQ & field managers
    HQ listen & implement field manager ideas quicker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    GD IT is a pretty good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator

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

    Pros

    My supervisor is very fair and a great communicator. Good Benefits. 401k Matches 3% of your salary. Dental/medical/short term disability/Vision Plan. HR very nice persons. Travel made easy. Education benefits are great

    Cons

    Reimbursement system a bit cumbersome. A bit cumbersome to fill out all the paperwork required before on attends a class (every large company has it's approval process, this is common).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share new job opportunities in the company a bit more. CEO did an awesome welcome video. Have not had an opportunity to meet Mr Johnson but he appears to be a really nice person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructional Developer  in  Sierra Vista, AZ
    Former Employee - Instructional Developer in Sierra Vista, AZ

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

    Pros

    They take care of the military

    Cons

    Jobs are subject to contract renewal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with the system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Project/Task Lead  in  Monterey, CA
    Current Employee - Manager Project/Task Lead in Monterey, CA

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Work flexibility. Opportunities to advance, if you're willing to relocate. There isn't any micromanaging.

    Cons

    They don't provide training or allowances for education. To grow in the company you must be willing to move around, and relocation isn't supported. Minimal communication with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because many positions are contracted, it feels as if employees are separate from GDIT. Communicate with employees to gain loyalty. If employees are doing their job, they are left alone, but they can still be utilized and advanced within the company. Be aware of employees, their strengths and what they can offer to the company. Support education and those wanting to improve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Analyst  in  Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Analyst in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Great communication, easy going personalities, collaborative environment, good benefits. No one breathing down my neck

    Cons

    Its a big company. Easy to get lost. I work at the customers site so there is a lot of trust that I am keeping the customer happyl

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Continue to let people grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company with lots of potential!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    The company offers many jobs worldwide to choose from and has great management. Great benefits and training funds to utilize.

    Cons

    The pay raises are low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve office culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starter company for a "fresh out of college hire".

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I like the various office locations and government contracts, training and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Leadership is horrible and unethical when it comes to salary, promotions and annual reviews. I got burned by 3 different departments. As a minority; I did not feel embraced or highly respected by management. It is wise to negotiate your salary properly before investing your time into this company. Once you are in, promotional opportunities are hard to come by (unless you know someone).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen to your employees. Be fair. Hire, promote and pay fairly across the board!

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

    Great Office Coworkerrs!

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Small office. Great office personalities. Very casual work environment (shorts, t-shirts as long as you're not meeting a client). Flexible work schedule within reason. Initiative is encouraged, appreciated and rewarded.

    Cons

    Can't work from home. Very secure environment - due to the nature of the work it's understandable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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