General Dynamics Information Technology

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General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
502 Reviews
3.1
502 Reviews
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General Dynamics Information Technology President S. Daniel Johnson
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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
  • Low work-life balance, people expect you to work extra hours (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management seems oblivious to tech so middle management had to translate needs (in 19 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    An Awesome company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were very satisfying and allowed me the opportunity to have more financial stability than any previous employer.

    Cons

    The only con was that our location was shut down and that broke my heart.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience with General Dynamics IT is one of the best i've had since I started working IT!

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    Current Employee - Associate Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Specialist in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    All of the employees and management are good people to work with! The management always kept the door open for questions, advice, even just casual conversation. All of the employees are willing to share ideas and help out when they can.

    Cons

    The one challenge i've had was knowing that your time in the company is limited. Usually it's a few years but more often, it's been a few months to a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely keep an open door policy and teach and share all of what you know.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very well designed Company

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    Former Employee - Biomedical Technician in Tracy, CA
    Former Employee - Biomedical Technician in Tracy, CA

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

    Pros

    Management was helpful and provided support.

    Cons

    The pay was minimal but good for a starting BMET

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep offering support for your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Pretty Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time

    Pros

    Like all the others, health benefit costs are being shifted to employees. Pay is decent, management is pretty good. It really comes down to whether you get a good contract / customer how things will go.

    Cons

    Typical contracting company- if they have something, they will try to help place you, if they don't, well.....
    Your networking and connections within the company will make a big difference in your survival across contracts.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good flexibitly

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Stable work, work from home so there is a degree of flexibility

    Cons

    Health insurance is not great. Not much PTO

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    The company does a good job of providing you with resources to learn.

    Cons

    Its all about who you know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Miami, FL

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The group we had on the Contract were like family and watched out for each other

    Cons

    The division got to cocky and lost the contract

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Conservative defense contractor with solid service capabilities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits. Strong ethical work environment. Technical expertise on tasks.

    Cons

    Moving away from continued training and certification opportunities due to cost cutting; yearly reorganization to satisfy wall street is taking a toll on morale at mid management levels; unhealthy competition for same work between divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganize for mid-management focus on opportunities - Health & Civil Services, Intel, and DOD spaces without overlaps. Move programs and eliminate redundant sectors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company; solid benefits; okay pay; advancement opportunities can be limited; heavy bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities; I think GDIT is one of the best gov't contract companies; the pay is moderately competitive with private sector equivalent positions; good benefits;

    Cons

    Little to no training opportunities; conflicts often arise between GDIT leadership and gov't customer leadership; lack of communication from corporate to folks in the field

    Contractors are not seen as equals to govvies and are often seen in a negative light. This is certainly the case in the IC following Manning and Snowden's actions. To work as a gov't contractor now requires thick skin and a strong moral compass.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be better communication from GDIT leadership to the folks on the ground.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Benefits, Educational Opportunity, Sound Business Principles

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Warrenton, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Warrenton, VA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good management, good clients. Great place to work. Compensation is on the low-end, but training and educational opportunities more than make up for the low compensation.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a problem.
    Too many overtime hours is a common complaint.
    Low compensation
    Good to poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure work activity management is used.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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