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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
154 Reviews
3.0
154 Reviews
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General Dynamics CEO Phebe N. Novakovic
Phebe N. Novakovic
16 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • benefits, training, responsibility, great people to work with; team-oriented (in 9 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 10 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.  

    Unsatisfying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Some good benefits offered and starting salary is pretty good. Long term growth potential.company is very organized and stable.

    Cons

    Very unsatisfying, boring and predictable work. Health insurance deductables are too high. Too much office politics. Environment is too controlled.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I had a good experience in the logistics engineering career field where I learned allot from fellow engineers.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Woodbridge, VA

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with where very professional to work with and let you accomplish the project deliverable within the scope of the contract. There where bonuses for the completion of the main milestones. If you needed time off, they where willing to work with you, provided it didn't effect the project deliverable's.

    Cons

    They needed more specific job skills training to keep engineers current in the field of expertise. When contracts are completed there is allot of downsizing of personal, so it's hard to plan your future around this type of work environment.. If you are a contractor working with the company on the contract, you get payed good, but you have no benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrated product teams where a great way to complete quality project deliverable's, Need more opportunity to work on furthering education that applies and falls in line with specific job skills. The government has good training programs for logistics engineers and life cycle management, but they do not seem to be taken into consideration as a benefit in furthering your skill sets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    GDIT, is an innovative, competitive business.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for veterans. Focus is on highly skilled and knowledgeable personnel.

    Cons

    When you are downsized and see a position else where they do not do there best to help you transfer.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrator Support  in  Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Administrator Support in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    They do have the best benefits, and friendly Staff.

    Cons

    Not sure nothing bad to said about the company, it is a good company to worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They treat you with respect.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits, training, responsibility, great people to work with; team-oriented.

    Cons

    Not too lenient about abrupt time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More thorough onboarding; more training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lynn Haven, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynn Haven, FL

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, supervisor was real helpful.

    Cons

    Too may company rules such as no food at desk, strick breaks.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Slowing down yet stable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fun products, solid benifits, old school culture

    Cons

    Old school culture, new product development slow and difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to invest more into development of new products. Go to the customer with a product vs. waiting for funding to develop it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    CSR

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Coralville, IA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Coralville, IA

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

    Pros

    A lot of earned time off(not paid), personal time off(not paid) opportunities.

    Cons

    Customer Service Representatives are told to use scripts, which are not always helping consumers. Getting customers more angrier because simple tasks are too hard to do with the systems that do not support actual needs for customers. Be ready to be yelled at, cussed at for things that you are supposed to do but cannot be done.

  10.  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Every business unit operates completely different. I was not in a good business unit.

    Cons

    No leadership. Just million dollar babies who manage their bonuses and not the businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The career by chrony is so destructive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Bloated overhead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Large company with some security and good salaries

    Cons

    A lot of overhead and not much accountability for many. Micro managers fun your life more than policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt to modern thinking, flex schedules etc.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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