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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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General Dynamics CEO Phebe N. Novakovic
Phebe N. Novakovic
22 Ratings

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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Unsatisfying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time (less than an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time (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
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  5.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynn Haven, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynn Haven, FL

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (less than an 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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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 (more than an 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.

  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to start out with.

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    Former Employee - Risk Coordinator in California, MD
    Former Employee - Risk Coordinator in California, MD

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

    Pros

    The people employed by General Dynamics are great, and always willing to share their knowledge. Every employee I met was one of the most knowledgeable in their field if not the best.

    Cons

    Management wasn't the strongest, several of them didn't seem happy to be there or didn't want management jobs in the first place. Some folks who were management and wanted to be there left me mystified with their decisions. Heard stories about team leads hired on after I left running things into the ground. Gentleman who became my director shortly before I left changed his attitude completely after announcing I was leaving for another company. What surprised me was months earlier he told me to move up in the industry, I'd have to get experience on different projects and I wouldn't be able to get that at General Dynamics. Raises were pretty small as well, that was part of why I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a decent amount of younger talent at General Dynamics who are ready to take the reigns or help out elsewhere, but no one wants to give them a shot. Lot of folks are getting close to retirement, somebody has to take their place. Take the time and help the younger talent grow and learn more about different areas/divisions of the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Thankful for the job but management lacked.

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    Former Employee - Temporary Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Temporary Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    the experience, the people, the benefits, the compensation, the hours, the location.

    Cons

    Horrible HR, pointless management and some of them were highly unprofessional. Supervisors didn't know how to help. CSR knew more about what we did than the actual supervisors. The training could have been better and they could have been a bit more selective with who they offered employment to. I couldn't help but notice the place filled with people with questionable past and supervisors and managers that lacked highly in people skills. The leadership gets a D-.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest. More considering and more selective with who you high as floor managers at the centers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Constant Sexual Harassment

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I thought that it was an okay experience but overall I'd rather work somewhere else and spend my life doing better things.

    Cons

    Constant sexual harassment and violation of rights as a human being. I would recommend not abusing future employees. I think this was extremely unprofessional and I have not encountered this type of misconduct in my professional career. If you are a female please consider another place of employment. You will be subject to unrelenting sexual harassment be forewarned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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