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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
162 Reviews
3.2
162 Reviews
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General Dynamics CEO Phebe N. Novakovic
Phebe N. Novakovic
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • benefits, training, responsibility, great people to work with; team-oriented (in 10 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits were incredible (in 5 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.  

    It's an okay place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    They have long running programs. They still win mods which means plenty of work.

    Cons

    Not cutting edge stuff. Can be a bit boring.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good at integration of engineering design and manufacturing.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics

    Pros

    There is a niche for your expertise.

    Cons

    Unions and there work rules. As a engineer, you could not.move.a.part from one area to another without a Union member pushing the cart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  3.  

    Completely Reliant on Department of Defense Contracts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people, for the most part. Change needs to occur, but nobody is willing to take the first step. Extremely risk averse.

    Cons

    Everyone is running scared. Staff has been reduced from 10,000 to under 2,000 in a very short period of time. More reductions in force are scheduled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect. Don't respond to them as though they are ignorant. You hired them for their intelligence. Be honest with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Well run but lacks team atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    The corporate office is filled with people that are experts in their fields. It makes it a great place to work to get things done right. The hours are manageable. The office is superb and there's a good onsite cafe.

    Cons

    Can be very political at times. Some of the Sr Management doesn't feel it needs to mix with staff. Very little if any team environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice more "Management By Walking Around"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Identity Management in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Identity Management in West Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    I worked for the best boss I have ever had. The guy was a leader not a boss. Great ethics. People I worked with were very knowledgable and helpful.

    Cons

    Lots of confusion in the ranks as the company, in West Des Moines, was going through 2 purchases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bump up your compensation package. Your technical people are underpaid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    General Dynamics Customer Service Representative I

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Winchester, KY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Winchester, KY

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

    Pros

    Good beneftis, great people to work with, great atmosphere, opportunity for advancement...eventually. Really helping people from all over the US.

    Cons

    Computer problems made it very frustrating at times. Low starting pay with no raises for a long period of time. Very strict attendance policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer incentives for performance and attendance. You do a great job of creating a good atmosphere but morale suffers when there is nothing to work for (bonuses, raises).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good company to work for while they were the prime on contract.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Very supportive management. Intelligent team of software engineers to work with.

    Cons

    Fair compensation given market conditions, nothing extraordinary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for training and advancement. More individualized job performance plans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Like working for the union

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    Large company, business processes; ability to learn how the big guys do business.

    Cons

    Even though its a large company, in a day to day context, it's a small world. and it's all about who you know in terms of how successful professionally an individual will be. sometimes they forget, it's the employees, particularly the ones on contract that are making it possible for the executives, and the shareholders to make money. Obviously, corporate management matters, but sometimes the decisions needs to be made that benefit the employee, so that you can make them want to come back to work every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see above.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chester, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chester, VA

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

    Pros

    I was always ready and happy to help people

    Cons

    The management was very horrible and unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's ok for you to ask questions too

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Paid Well, but the drama superceeded it. the workload and instability creates a demeaning environment.

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    Former Employee - Team Supervisor in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Team Supervisor in Waco, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good pay. Decent training program.

    Cons

    Lack of actual managemen amd incentives. Senior management team was a flop. Couldnt stick to policy and procedures. Didnt back supervisors. Hired too many ratchet club going drama queens and drug bumpers. Hostile working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to lead by example. U have to be one first. If u want people to do as they should. U must develop them. Get ahold of ur hr departments and start filteringhru the crap u hired
     Keep ur promises and stop fooling with people's paychecks. Show consistency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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