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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
170 Reviews
3.1
170 Reviews
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General Dynamics CEO Phebe N. Novakovic
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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.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Well run but lacks team atmosphere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    G D was a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Submarines in Goose Creek, SC
    Former Employee - Submarines in Goose Creek, SC

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

    Pros

    G D WAS A PROFIT SHARING COMPANY.

    Cons

    You had to be a safe working welder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Profit is a great tool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Demanding but rewarding.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is stimulating because you work with a lot of very sharp and hard-working people. This keeps you on your toes and makes you improve. You will work hard and you can learn a lot here. Elegant work surroundings and good compensation & benefits.

    Cons

    The culture is old-fashioned when it comes to things like work-life balance & flexible work hours. Business dress (suits) is required all the time. HQ is lean so there are few opportunities for growth or promotion. Some people feel that getting ahead depends more on politics than on capability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more openly to employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    general dynamics

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Made about 10 grand in 3 months overtime was great

    Cons

    Company laid everyone off as

  11.  

    Too much work too little time and people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO

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

    Pros

    It was decent pay and a clean office.

    Cons

    Expect too much while providing too little manpower and resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees time and be aware of the demands you are making to your subordinates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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