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Updated August 29, 2015
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General Dynamics Information Technology President S. Daniel Johnson
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Pros
  • The company has pretty good benefits and depending on your location, the hours may be flexible (in 31 reviews)

  • The company had a good work environment (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has no loyalty to anything but the profit line (in 20 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is skewed, benefits are not great though salaries are competitive but the biggest "con" is the lack of decision making (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Bureaucracy Run Wild

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provides solid support to program managers from administrative support to technical needs. My vice president was totally supportive new work initiatives from testing new technology to going after new work.

    Cons

    General Dynamics internal policies make most new initiatives more difficult to do than it should be. It was very difficult to bring in new technology to test. The review process to bid on new work especially for firm fixed price contracts was time consuming and usually involved a senior vice president's approval.

    Advice to Management

    I understand that costs have to managed but it is difficult to bid new work when you don't know all the new technology. Additionally the review process makes it very difficult to go after small projects.


  2. Director

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits Company has an excellent reputation for ethical conduct Good working conditions

    Cons

    Tied down with excessive procedures and policies that are issued without fully appreciating the difficulty of applying them in practice.


  3. The Traditional Family

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, worldwide opportunities and sound ethics

    Cons

    The divisions and various business entities fight among each other like brothers and sisters.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, get Sr. management to work as a team or find another team. Hold the profit center leadership accountable at the highest levels.


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  5. Growth Potential

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior, Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior, Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The focus on strategic and organic growth continues to move forward, and building a more balanced and sustained momentum for employees to grow.

    Cons

    The investments in new technology has fallen behind part of the competition, and resulted in some losses in key talent.


  6. Senior System Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were great. It is one of the Big 5 defence contractors. they will alot of contracts. Start out with 21 days of vacation. If they need you they will help you with higher level clearances.

    Cons

    Too much cronyism. Sub Contractors are running the show on some projects while in house talent is ignored. Some Managers will hire their own buddies from previous engagements make their own bubble. Many managers had their own agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Look at in house talent before you let sub contractors run amok.


  7. Member of human resources team.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is so large that there are many opportunities for transfer. Right now, it's a stable government services provider when others are not as stable.

    Cons

    There are no defined career paths within my division. No leadership development program or anything for high-potential employees exists. Senior leadership is disengaged and does not understand the challenges faced by employees. The benefits are not good.

    Advice to Management

    Please increase your engagement level!


  8. Executive Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a good company. They seem very focused on health and wellness. The interview and hiring process was pretty quick.

    Cons

    The focus on health and wellness, seems to take some of the companies funds that could be used for salaries or better health benefits. The compensation for this job is less than most other comparable senior administrative positions supporting the IC.


  9. A great place for C talent

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with good resources. A good reputation with their customers and very defined process and procedures.

    Cons

    A lot is dependent on your manager, peers, end-customer, and direct reports. Unfortunately, there is little to no accountability. Poor performers are rewarded with promotions because they have been around for a while. Their HR model is as old as the company itself. They have no articulated strategy beyond deliver cash for shareholders.

    Advice to Management

    Roll up your sleeves and don't accept mediocrity because it’s easier to deal with a boat that doesn’t rock. You will find yourself with no good talent to keep the business performing.


  10. Executive Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in McLean, VA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some positions can be very exciting and fulfilling.

    Cons

    Some temp project manager take their position wayyy to serious. They talk to us like kids because of their temporary title.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put a person a position/title just because they have been with the company for 5 years.


  11. Weed out bad managers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database/UNIX/Systems Administrator in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Database/UNIX/Systems Administrator in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Initially good managers but no longer.

    Cons

    Managers are the worst I've ever seen. I don't understand how GDIT let's them get away with some of the things they're able to get away with. Railroading someones career at will.

    Advice to Management

    Take more seriously complaints submitted to HR and not just sweep it under the carpet or get rid of someone because of an HR complaint.



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