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General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated January 4, 2015
Updated January 4, 2015
529 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.  

    A pretty good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and decent benefits

    Cons

    No integration of acquired companies
    Little communication of corporate vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Inept management team with an inability to manage team of employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Configuration Analyst in Warrenton, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Configuration Analyst in Warrenton, VA

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    Close to home, good work colleagues

    Cons

    Lack of good managers; inept management policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow subject matter experts to fulfill their tasks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
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  5.  

    Love my co-workers, less than thrilled by recruiter

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hired, and great co-workers

    Cons

    I disliked the recruiter so much, I almost turned down the job on principle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New recruiters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good flexibitly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent while the work is there...

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

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

    Pros

    Decent people for the most part. It's a big company, and not going anywhere. Lots of opportunities if you don't mind traveling.

    Cons

    Upper management has no loyalty to anything but the profit line. Do not believe anything you are promised about future work or guarantees--once the project ends they would rather lay you off. Saw two very high up bosses get canned unfairly, and saw many people promised positions when the execs promising the spots had no intention of following through. It's a tough business, for sure, so all I can say is watch out for number one and make sure you find another project to move to WELL BEFORE you need to.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Benefits, Educational Opportunity, Sound Business Principles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  9.  

    System Administrator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Manager in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    It's a wonderful company, 401K with immediate vesting

    Cons

    It will be nice if the company can invest more into its employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company that cares for their people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, 401k, health care, discounts with multiple retailers
    Good People, They care about what is going on with you.

    Cons

    Like most companies that bid on contracts they are trying to do more with less, while the pay is good, it is sometimes a pain with the shift schedule you work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good for the industry. As long as you are a performer there seems to be less of a chance of layoffs than other large system integrators around the beltway

    Cons

    Opportunity for promotion is limited. Need to be your own advocate when looking for the next contract to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing! Most of your people have a clue, give them some rope and let them hang themselves and reward then when they don't. Get rid of the incompetent buffoons that you seem to insist surrounding yourselves with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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