General Dynamics Mission Systems

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Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    The best experience of my career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Support in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Support in Needham, MA

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were beyond great. There was a bond that went well beyond the conference room. The compensation was at least a Birdie if not an Eagle (better than "par").

    Cons

    My experience ended in June of 2011, when the company was starting their cost savings effort, when I was laid off. The health of the company is directly coupled with the governments economic efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Do everything possible to stay a good family, beyond the money I was a contributor. I see that slipping away, and it makes me sad.


  2. Helpful (1)

    The best 34 years of my life.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Control Coordinator in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Document Control Coordinator in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best part about working at General Dynamics was the people that I worked with. It was also very close to my home. I loved the 9/80 schedule and the flexible hours. It was actually fun to go to work! It was my dream job.

    Cons

    The down side was our Corporate Office didn't seem to support our particular facility. We felt like since we didn't work on the east coast, we didn't matter.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to upper management would be to pay more attention to the people that work for you. Take time out of your day to show that you care about us and you appreciate the work we are doing for you.


  3. Helpful (3)

    The company is doing a great job treading water in the current economic climate company to others in the industry.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent work force motivated to work with teams. Strong and friendly management rewards those based on performance not how hard you try.

    Cons

    The company is struggling to keep costs down considering the sequestration. A lot of unknowns in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Bring more youth into our aging plants to help energize the workforce and change the current culture.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Engaging people and challenging environment

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge company and intelligent employee base

    Cons

    Large corporation and a lot of bureaucracy much like any large company

    Advice to Management

    Developing a long term strategy and sticking with it


  6. Helpful (2)

    Committed to the soldier, advancing technology

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

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    General Dynamics is a great company, GDC4S's work is in an interesting intersection between technology and defense. The company is getting through sequestration well.

    Cons

    The benefits are slightly less generous than what the federal government offers, but still decent.


  7. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and great technology; great programs

    Cons

    Government contracting isn't great right now

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up; your communications to employees are great


  8. Helpful (3)

    Positive attitude and approach in a tough market

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Taunton, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Important mission, relevant offerings, team spirit, and a track record of success.

    Cons

    Huge market headwinds, but positioned far better than most. This is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give up. You are on the right track. All businesses are cyclical.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarding work; Strong Senior Leadership Team; Opportunities to grow and drive change.

    Cons

    Large company equals bureaucracy (but that's the same at every big company in this industry)

    Advice to Management

    Improve mid-level management


  10. Helpful (3)

    C4S continues to adapt and make strategic acquisitions for future growth

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    C4S has had recent wins with WIN-T and JTRS demonstrating customer satisfaction and a capability to offer the most advanced off th shelf technology to the soldier - the company has a rich history and is well positioned with its launch on GDbroadband - it has also been figting hard for employees jobs and programs

    Cons

    Government spending has been down since 2008 which has impacted both C4S and the entire defense market however the company is strategically aligned to charge back - Adjacent markets need to continue to be a focus and investment for the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for solid future acquisitions to grow - continue to reach out to employees individually and keep them updated on future plans for the company


  11. Technical Excellence

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 2-Program Management in Rome, NY
    Current Employee - Manager 2-Program Management in Rome, NY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Highly professional technical experts gathering together to solve hard problems for commercial and federal and other businesses.

    Cons

    Extremely conservative control of New Business Funding (NBF) will end up causing the loss of business and limit growth into potential markets which fit GDAIS' skill sets.

    Advice to Management

    Gather the brain power to determine how to to increase and maintain business in the recessive economy. Take-aways should be a focus as well as maintaining incumbency.



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