General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
2.3 of 5 6 reviews
www.gd-ots.com Saint Petersburg, FL

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Updated Jun 13, 2014

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    GD-OTS was a great starting position however it is not currently a place where you want to retire.

    Engineer II (Former Employee)
    Saint Petersburg, FL

    ProsWhen upper management enjoys your work and work ethic, everything works our great. However, if you get on anyone's bad side, you will get the wrath placed upon you.

    ConsSame as the pros. If you don't perform well for any reason, or not performing to what you're expected to perform to, the retention mechanism they have in place is horrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview the way that retention is kept at the company and make sure there are ways to move around if both manager and employee want to change.

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    Struggling, Inefficient

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Saint Petersburg, FL

    ProsDecent Pay and Benefits. Very knowledgeable WORKING (non-management) staff.

    ConsTo Management Heavy. Inefficient Operations. Lack of department representation / backing. Double standards. No opportunity for advancement.

    Loosing the competitive edge.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I worked for vangent which was bought by GDIT

    Claims Representative (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsEasy to get hired.
    ok benefits

    ConsHorrible company to work for.
    They MICROMANAGE like crazy
    You don't get paid enough for the work you do.
    If you train in another Line of Business, you don't get paid more.
    Training class does not prepare you for the work you do.
    Pretty much anyone can supervise so you may have an idiot calling the shots.
    They don't recognize you for good work.
    There arent any incentives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more qualified staff members and up your pay to get more knowledgable people to apply

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Avoid working at GD-OTS, Orlando.

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsPay is fair with liberal time off, insurance is also good. GD-OTS as a whole is a good company, just not the Orlando operations.

    ConsThe GD-OTS Orlando section was brought by GD, but still has the “good –o-boy” system intact. The Director is an intelligent and fair man, but the day to day operations are run by the S&T Director and Engineering Director. Neither would last long at any other good sized company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Director of engineering should stick to his lunch sandwich business only.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Financially savoy company that has grown through acquisitions

    Program Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsVery good financial returns
    Each business unit treated as separate entity

    ConsLimited focus on new product development
    Short sided focus on profit and near term maximum return to investors

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn current defense budget climate it's time to re-evaluate how the company invests in future technologies. Bullets, tanks, and boats aren't affordable to be built forever.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's Okay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsProffessional Growth. Tutition Reimbursement, Great Team Effort.

    Conspay is okay. raises are below average

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