General Dynamics Information Technology

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General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
484 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 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sandy, UT

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

    Pros

    GDIT offers a variety of shifts. They have great benefits. They are extremely employee oriented. They offer amazing opportunities for voluntary overtime.

    Cons

    The work assignment is only temporary. There is some communication lag between upper management and tier one employees concerning expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My experiences with the people have been phenomenal; however, the changes within the company haven't been as enjoyable.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    The leadership staff within this company is outstanding. They have helped me grow in so many aspects of my profession.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges include inconsistencies throughout the different departments. It has been very difficult trying to keep up with expectations while at the same time fulfilling the duties of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise that communication become more consistent throughout the departments of the company. As an employee, transparency with things allows me to be more motivated and willing to do the job at hand. Also, I would suggest bringing back the incentives that the former contract allowed as these created a much better atmosphere to work in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great external superiors but lacks challenges

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    Former Employee - Environmental Compliance Specialist in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Environmental Compliance Specialist in Corona, CA

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

    Pros

    GDIT is an arm of General Dynamics that serves the employment needs of the Department of Defense. The company sends talent to different DOD detachments to fill positions. The office culture is great. Eventhough you are considered a contractor, you are treated as one of the DOD's civilian employees. This is more of a reflection of the detachment than that of GDIT. Unfortunately, there is no room for growth because once they have the contract for that position, they are likely to keep it and you are likely to stay in whatever position you are holding.

    Cons

    One single flaw with being heir contracted employee is the lack of room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look more closely for talented individuals working under you. These are the individuals that gets bored after doing the same thing after some time. They strive for development and growth and unfortunately, there is no avenue to address this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    No so bad

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lynn Haven, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lynn Haven, FL

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

    Pros

    The pay is not bad. They give you benefits. Most of the time you get paid for doing nothing. Meet new people. Help consumers get health insurance.

    Cons

    They treat you like a child. You are not allowed to use the restroom in work hours. There are a lot of immature people working there, who think they are above you. It is a TEMPORARY job and they expect too much and for you to be perfect. You can not have any kind of food unless its hard candy in your work area or work floor. You are not allowed to use your phone, you can only use it in certain areas. If they see you with the phone were its prohibited you will be terminated on the spot. They wont change your schedule, if something happens that you need a change dont ask for it cause you wont get it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good to work for if you don't like getting raises.

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    Former Employee - Call Center Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Call Center Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Vacation time after a year and sick paid leave accrues weekly.

    Cons

    Pay is sub par, benefits are costly for anyone with a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop relying on people who only tell you what you want to hear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Used to be a great Company

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big Company with worldwide reach

    Cons

    unstable as most of their contracts are with DOD. Cutting back o benefits where employees are paying for company inability to win contracts based on price. Attributed to newer DOD rules regarding competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good core values but it's become less and less appealing for a potential employees to sign on with fewer benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I'd work here if you REALLY needed a job, otherwise keep looking

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    Former Employee - Senior Investigator in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Investigator in Towson, MD

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

    Pros

    GDIT as a whole is a strong, solid company to work for. The pay is decent, I would say competitive with the industry, the benefits are also decent.

    Cons

    Depends on what section you work for but management can be tyrannical. Higher management and HR will conduct an "investigation" into the complaints but kill the morale of their employees by not doing NOTHING!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Need a job - they'll hire anybody

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Coralville, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Coralville, IA

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

    Pros

    Training before being placed onto phones, decent work environment and benefits,

    Cons

    Non-working website information routinely - system crashes often as not designed for what its being used for. Managers not in touch with on floor sups and workers,

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Salary, poor health benefits,

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    leadership happens at the team or project level.

    Cons

    So many policies and restrictions at a corporate level that it is amazing anything ever gets accomplished.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Value your employee instead of looking at them as numbers

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    Current Employee - ARC Marketplace Specialist in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - ARC Marketplace Specialist in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and can be rewarding job when your truly able to help another out. Very professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Where do you start employees are not valued as they should be, lack of communication between management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication especially when your in down season and are preparing to down size give proper notification and be sensitive to your employees needs. Value your employee just like the customer the employees are PEOPLE and not just NUMBER's we have families to support as well.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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