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General Dynamics Land Systems Reviews in Lima, OH

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General Dynamics Land Systems President Mark C. Roualet
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Pros
  • Flexible, good benefits, 9/80 work schedule (in 32 reviews)

  • The benefits package is incredible and the 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management tends to strut around the organization as though the sheeple they encounter are only there to do their bidding (in 10 reviews)

  • Constant restructuring, lack of effective leadership, little to no cohesion and teamwork even within the same department (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not a typical factory setting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Lima, OH
    Current Employee - Assembler in Lima, OH

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

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent benefits

    Cons

    constant lay-offs. not very stable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more input directly from the employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a career long place but good launching pad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in Lima, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Specialist in Lima, OH

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best health care benefits I have ever had or probably will ever have again. Good overall wage compenstation package.

    Cons

    Very disorganized company structure. Forget everything you have ever learned about trying to reduce waste. The company makes money on wasteful processes and procedures from the government. When there is a bad cash flow month, the company orders more parts that are not needed because they get paid to store the parts which increases cash flow for the month.

    From the section manager level on up the chain, they rule through intimidation and stiffle ones creativity. After several years of banging your head against the wall of change, everyone that continues to work there conforms to the way the company operates or you leave.

    Do not tell them the truth, they like to feel warm and fuzzy so you are better off telling them what they want to hear. If you dare tell the truth, there will be recompressions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why give advice to people that know everything already? I spent 11 years of my life trying to make a difference and did make some but it was a very taxing process that wore me down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good but poor job security

    Current Employee - Welder and Fabricator in Lima, OH
    Current Employee - Welder and Fabricator in Lima, OH

    I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good salary and good people

    Cons

    Not enough work bc of government contracts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more work!

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    My evaluation was above average but I was held back to allow a subordinate to be promoted.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Lima, OH
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Lima, OH

    I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems

    Pros

    They pay some of the highest wages in the area.
    Less than 15 miles to work.
    Benifits package with 401(k) and medical

    Cons

    Too large, employees are overlooked by upper management.
    Overworked when downsizing becomes necessary; doing two jobs instead of one.
    No pay for extra hours worked on weekends for management.
    Union labor is protected by bargaining agreement.
    Discipline is not supported by a weak Human Resources department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate company goals down to all employees.
    Stop out-sourcing work to Verhoff when we can do a better job and maintain employment.
    The high costs to customers are attributed to union leadership backing a sub-standard work ethic.

    Approves of CEO

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