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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
168 Reviews
3.1
168 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • benefits, training, responsibility, great people to work with; team-oriented (in 11 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits were incredible (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • HR and upper management are completely unaware of the male supervisors flirting with the female CSRs (in 12 reviews)

  • There are a couple big time asses that somehow manage to stay in middle management despite their incredible ineptitude and lack of people skills (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    General Dynamics - C4S

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Control Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Control Account Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Top notch organization, with highly capable individuals. Positive work environment with good personal to work balance.

    Cons

    Defense industry down and makes for an unsettled/insecured atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much politics in the decision making. Heavy weighting of decisions to the east coast portion of the organization for no reason other than its the east coast portion of the organization (which oddly enough is where the executive management are from.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Loved working here. Great pay. Moved that's the only reason I don't work for the company anymore.

    Cons

    Wasn't any cons, I loved the place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    GD is a stable company with good pay and benefits but very poor communication between management and employees.

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

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. HR and admin personnel were very helpful

    Cons

    Communication within company is very weak...Had very little contact with others employees at GD...Very difficult to move onto other contracts. Management does not communicate well with the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good Pay, ok benefits!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Pay was excellent!!
    Traveled to great places!!!

    Cons

    Benefits have dropped!!!
    Management needs help!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get help!!!!

  6.  

    GREAT

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adminiatrative Support in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Adminiatrative Support in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Vacation, promotion are some of the most greatest things to work for GD.

    Cons

    I love the company values, also give you the opportunity to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    my experience at general dynamics was amazing.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operation Specialist in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Operation Specialist in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at General Dynamics as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I like the my shift that i work and i like moving around to to learn different position.

    Cons

    I wish my contract job could have lasted longer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they need more entry level positon

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    GD is a great company and has tremendous benefits. It is the 3rd largest Military Contractor in the USA.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Account Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Client Account Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    The company has great health benefits and retirement savings matching. I took advantage of their tuition reimbursement plan to get a Master of Science degree. The management at GD was also very open and direct about the vision for the company. I loved working to support the armed services and making difference on the war on terror.

    Cons

    Business decisions were not always well thought out by senior leadership especially in GDC4S and as a result, a lot of money was wasted on projects that had weak business cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GDC4S needs a new vision and growth strategy that is competitive to the offerings from Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and BAE. Being the best integrator of other people's technology will limit GDC4S to being a marginal player and will not be sustainable in the long term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    don't work here

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Burlington, VT

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    OK pay but nothing great. Benefits OK but not great. Can find better opportunities elsewhere.

    Cons

    Old school military type hierarchy with very little room for advancement. Poor employee morale. No innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fair

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Good to work around and in a good environment. Company was very professionally ran, and they have good benefits overall.

    Cons

    Little upward mobility. While the overall mission was made clear, you never felt like you were contributing overall.

  11.  

    Good Employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Technician in Goodfellow AFB, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Technician in Goodfellow AFB, TX

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great People
    - Focus on providing the best service to their customers
    - Good benefits package

    Cons

    - Salaries were on the low side when I was there (2009-2010)
    - Poor performance evaluation policies (Company scale was 1-5; everyone at my site was rated between 3 (worst employees) to 3.9 (best employees) because site lead didn't want to justify higher/lower ratings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kind of kills morale when you are telling your people the best they can be is "satisfactory".

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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