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General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
513 Reviews
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513 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
  • 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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  1.  

    Good company to work for. Good people to work with in the San Diego, CA facility.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Generalist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Generalist in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Working with great professional people in the San Diego, CA office and also some with the employees located in the corporate office.

    Cons

    Need to improve in intergrating systems. Lost of benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more involve in participating with all events. Improve the their communications with their employees. More management training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sr Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Not a bad company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people and great supervisor while I worked there. We had a lot of resources that were available to be called on when needed to help support work we were doing.

    Cons

    There was a lot of "Conflict of Interest" issues with trying to bring in new work. It got to the point that we could not bid on new work because it violated the company's CoI policy. So as contracts ended, employees were terminated because there was nothing for them to work on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find new contracts to work on and resolve that Conflict of Interest issue with corporate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    First company after college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Big Corporation, with benefits. Raises every year.

    Cons

    No cons that I can speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Low pay compared to their competitors

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Training Developer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Training Developer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Perfect company that you can use for Gap Employment... Get another job ASAP.

    Cons

    They don't value talent most top notch companies would. They're 2nd tier to Lockheed, Northrop, and Boeing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close the gap in salaries and benefits in comparison to your competitors....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy work in a quiet & lax environment, slow pace, low salary & morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    Easy work
    Decent benefits (though not great)
    Casual Dress
    Lax on hours
    Some people are great (but are overshadowed by the losers)

    Cons

    Low Salary
    Poor Morale (Everyone seems to be looking for another job probably due to above item)
    Raise/promotions are terrible
    No vetting of employees (coworkers sometimes are completely incompetent)
    Bureaucracy halts progress to a standstill
    Performance reviews suck (based on arbitrary goals rather than how much you contribute to the company)
    Some communication problems between managers and employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vet your potential employees more...if I don't have to write code, then I worry how easy it is for incompetent losers to get in. Give competetive salaries. Value hard workers and et rid of slackers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for but lacks software tools

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    Lots of oppertunities to imrpove

    Cons

    Management support is hard to find, verbally they are supportive but they won't put their ass on the line when they are called upon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    break the barriors in progress

    No opinion of CEO

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