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Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. ok employer. middle of the road for IT.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    leave. managers look internally before looking outside. OK benefits.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. 401k match meh. not much training budget.

    Advice to Management

    better 401k match. more training.

  2. Associate Program Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility. Great benefits. Vested on day 1.

    Cons

    Worked there for 8 months and met my manager twice. Confusing doesn't even begin to describe the complexity of their management structure.

    Advice to Management

    Engage employees working at client sites.

  3. Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, Lots of established processes.

    Cons

    Everything depends on your assignment location, local management, and customer.

    Advice to Management

    Look into issues on the ground at customer locations. High turnover on projects that never gain traction points to deeper problems than not finding the right person for the role.

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  5. If GDIT is acquiring your company, run! If you're looking to join, go with another employer to fill the same slot.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology

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

    Pros

    GDIT is a large company that offers many opportunities to work on other contract positions. The benefits are average.

    Cons

    For the same contract slot, you would be better off going with a subcontractor or prime contractor. It is a big soul-less company. Fill the contract slot. Bill those hours. Do your timesheet. Get lost.

    I had my benefits stripped and my compensation was severely lowered due to my company's acquisition by GDIT.

    GDIT proclaimed how they acquired my company for its people and its contracts/connections with our customers. "That's the real value of your company." They told us that compensation and benefits would not change. This ultimately proved to be very untrue. I believe that it was an intentional ruse to keep people around longer and transition in cheaper drones. My company's management became GDIT middle management - who did what they could but were ultimately run over by the GDIT plan to maximize profit from this acquistion at the expense of employees.

    The benefits were slashed drastically. Profit sharing went from being paid semi-monthly to annually, and that annual payment occurred nine months after the close of the period. For multiple years I received profit sharing with each paycheck, then I got nothing for 21 months. 21. months. Worse, the amount of profit sharing was reduced considerably. GDIT claimed it had to do with "balancing" the taxable benefits across its groups to meet some IRS test, or something. This was entirely foreseeable and makes their previous statements either incompetent or deceptive.

    I waited for that promised payout. I lost money because these promises delayed my moving to another position where I my compensation wouldn't be lowered after a lengthy delay.

    Advice to Management

    I doubt that any GDIT management could or would heed my advice. The takeover was a gutting and people who stuck around based on their promises were wronged. Your reputation reflects your actions. The internet is a great equalizer. I hope that acquired employees, for their own sake, immediately find a job somewhere else.

  6. Poor management, OK pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - News Writer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - News Writer in Washington, DC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None, I think this is a really bad company to work for.

    Cons

    Management is irresponsible, my boss was horrible and rude, management did nothing to address issues. Management often lied, talk bad about customer behind their back.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management. Care about your employees a little.

  7. Great learning experience and exciting job opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Work in an exciting field of D.o.D. govt. contracting
    Great health benefits (while I was there)
    Good 401k plan
    Annual raises based on performance

    Cons

    Management changed frequently
    Unable to jump to higher salary
    VP mgmt shady, unable to accept responsibility

  8. Technology Engineering Services and Support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company contracting with many government organizations. Great possibilities depends on the position of the contract. Smaller the contract the more focused and benefits from strong team work, but that generally true for all contracts. Like all government contract business, this is a great place to start a career.

    Cons

    Position and experience depends on the size and position of the contract.

  9. Just a Number

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No micro-management. Easy review process.

    Cons

    No communication. No holiday party. Horrid internal website. They send out emails talking about exceeding financial goals while cutting benefits and handing out less than COL raises. Low-balled on pay.

  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable work, work from home so there is a degree of flexibility

    Cons

    Health insurance is not great. Not much PTO

  11. Good Company that cares for their people

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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