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General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 98 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

General Dynamics Information Technology President S. Daniel Johnson

S. Daniel Johnson

(31 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Test Engineer Write Test Cases, Execute Test Cases and Log defects

    Test Engineer (Current Employee) Warrenton, VA

    ProsI am enjoying woking in current project.

    ConsNew assignment is given wihout trained.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Well compensated at the senior level, but the company was in a time warp

    If I Say They Will Know Who IT IS (Current Employee) Fairfax, VA

    ProsPay, size, benefits, office environment, fair management in general, strong HR process and policies. Equal opportunities regardless of race or gender - no good old boy network that I ever experienced.

    ConsAbout 20 years behind in processes and business acumen. Skills can really go downward working here. No training in many areas other than online Skillsoft kinds of things. Very penny conscious and pound foolish.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the infrastructure and people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty standard for gov't support contractor

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsBetter compensation than others I've worked for

    ConsUsual for gigantic contractor companies - basic insurance, little access to personalized interaction with HR or other infrastructure, standard big company bureaucracy,

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement some of the out-of-the-box perks & benefits small privately-owned companies offer.

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    Typical Large Corp

    Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee) Fairfax, VA

    ProsThey continue to win contracts and find new business opportunities. Above average job security. Company values - they talk a good line, but they just get by.

    ConsI wasn't impressed with anyone there. Too much management overhead. The majority of their business is government contracts that they are good at winning and adequate at staffing and performing. They aren't doing anything new or impressive. They win contracts by writing well, bidding low, staffing them with under qualified people, and managing customer expectations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of management and focus on excellent talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place...bleak future

    Systems Administrator (Former Employee) Herndon, VA

    ProsNot a lot of pros to speak of.

    ConsNo stability. Relying on the Business Development Managers that have been working for the company for the last 30 years to bring in new contracts will be the downfall of this company.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good stepping stone

    Software Test Engineer (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThe organization has an excellent benefit package which includes dicounts on various club memberships such as BJ's and automobile purchases.

    ConsThe internal talent is not utilized to the organizations advantage and there is no true "Standardized" company policy. Moreover, it's ethical standards have taken a turn for the worst.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStandardize all policies to be the same without regard to "Site manager discretion" as this creates a biasness on sites, utilize your internal talent before looking outside of the organization and bring back the top notch ethical organization that I so dearly loved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Inefficient

    Contracts Administrator (Current Employee) Falls Church, VA

    ProsLots of locations world wide.

    ConsManagement does not think about the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to and treat and your employees better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not fair at all, don't be anything other than a White Male

    Senior Security Lead (Current Employee) Herndon, VA

    ProsNice pay, good working environment.

    ConsThey expect you to be perfect.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to appreciate diversity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    GDIT

    IA Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGood place to work. Very decentralized.

    ConsLacks community, it's just a job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's what you make of it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Easy to get a job here

    Help Desk Technician Tier II (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGood pay and nice coworkers.

    ConsVery little vacation / sick leave.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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