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General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
440 Reviews

3.1
440 Reviews
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General Dynamics Information Technology President S. Daniel Johnson
S. Daniel Johnson
143 Ratings

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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36 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Worked for GDIT for about 1.5 years and truly enjoyed the experience.

    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Management Support, Employee Development.

    Cons

    Non IT employees, such as myself, have challenges with mobility within the company. In my case, the contract I was supporting was lost and follow-on employment within the company didn't materialize before I found employment elsewhere.

  2.  

    Pretty standard for gov't support contractor

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

    Pros

    Better compensation than others I've worked for

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement some of the out-of-the-box perks & benefits small privately-owned companies offer.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A good stepping stone

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Standardize 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    GDIT

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Very decentralized.

    Cons

    Lacks community, it's just a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's what you make of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Easy to get a job here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician Tier II  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician Tier II in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Good pay and nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Very little vacation / sick leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Short Lived

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

    Pros

    By taking the job I received a fairly significant pay raise.

    Cons

    I was laid off as soon as the contract ended (7 months after taking the job). Before taking the position, my PM assured me there would be placement beyond the contract. Not the case.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not very focused on their employees

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

    Pros

    Large company with jobs all over the world.

    Cons

    Pay increases do not keep track with inflation for anyone other than the top 1 to 2% performers.
    Company is not very focused on the employees. Communication from the top down is rare and you usually find out about things when you have to make a change or just after you were supposed to. While available, training is not pushed or even encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your employees rather than focussing on the bottom line, you will get better results and hang onto talented people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great opportunity to get my foot in the door of Information Security

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

    Pros

    Good benefits: health, PTO/Leave, Personal Paid Time Off, recruiting bonuses
    Lots of resources: education assistance, books24x7

    Cons

    Wide range of skill levels between Jr. and Sr.
    Difficulty getting promoted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Bad don't follow up on problem's

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

    Pros

    pay well that's all nothing else

    Cons

    nothing is good no time off or vacation time when starting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your PM's actions not good manager skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, typical large company problems

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

    Pros

    Stable company, good salaries, good support personnel

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy, process and layers of managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    streamline

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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