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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
181 Reviews
3.3
181 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.  

    Very friendly. Very big.

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

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Many young people. Fun working on a team.

    Cons

    Development tool-chain very weird and convoluted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    streamline development process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Network manager

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

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Lots of great people, lots of oppertunities for groth

    Cons

    It a very stressful environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training and Cirrilicum Development
    Current Employee - Training and Cirrilicum Development

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment. Co-workers are superb and constantly strive to improve our product. General Dynamics is Vet friendly and this particular job allows me to remain in contact with the Navy.

    Cons

    Challenge of maintaining schedules in the face of ship delivery and Navy crew needs. At times, it is tough getting final design and technical support information from government/3rd party vendors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More clarity on build schedules and timelines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Room to grow but company still stuck in mud.

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

    I worked at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Growing with all of the pains

    Cons

    Growing too fast some what out of control

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Depending on area of expertise, you're either in or you're out

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

    I have been working at General Dynamics as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Interesting people to work for.

    Cons

    GD has the ability to cut and run. They won't tell you that you're being let go until you are let go. There's no real upswing, they've already filled you position when they call you---at 8pm on a Friday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Typical government contractor?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    The travel can be really interesting and it's easy to coast if you don't want to work hard. I really like the 9/80 schedule having every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits aren't great and there is a lot of bureaucracy to deal with day to day. There are a few really smart people but most are below average.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Compensation, culture, depth of training available

    Cons

    Organization build heavily on matrix support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When reorganizing to reduce costs recommend that the total person be considered as to their future value to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    GD

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

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

    Pros

    Great technical talent.
    Team oriented approach with my division
    Collaborative problem solving.
    Flexible schedules - 5 day/4 day alernate work weeks

    Cons

    Corporate groups are stove-piped and do not work together
    Tough to build honest internal relationships across organizations
    Work is nearly all government in my division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Designate client / account owners in order to make organizations collaborate in win-win teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    quality of workplace collegues and technical

    Cons

    small cubicles and not enough air conditioning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better pay for wegnieers and managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company - good people

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

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    The company pays well and has lots of opportunity for growth within the company

    Cons

    Can't think of any. If you are a solid performer, GD will take care of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to reward and promote top performers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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