General Dynamics Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Customer service

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very reliable, compassionate, and fair

    Cons

    NOt as organized when I was therem but that was only due to them just starting out.

    Advice to Management

    Give a little bit of understanding to what people have to say, Not all are liars


  2. General Dynamics

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No to very little expectations of employees. Full time and free health insurance if wanted

    Cons

    Unorganized. HR IS A JOKE. Supervisors do alot of work but most dont know how to help you with actual calls. ISG is who you call for help and the wait is normally 3mins-30 mins. some are very helpful some are idiots and hang up on you because they cant help.

    Advice to Management

    HR is a joke. Hire people who are qualified


  3. Great place to learn!

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with a great team, supporting a great cause! Compensation was very competitive and coworkers were helpful and willing to take time during the learning curve.

    Cons

    My only complain was that I was injured on the job and had to use my own vacation time while I was out of work. Was not eligible for workers compensation for some reason, which I didnt really understand.


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  5. The worst place of employment I've ever had!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There really aren't any pros.

    Cons

    Bad management, us vs. them mentality, poor salary, no work life balance, no appreciation, did I mention bad management. Very high turnover due to bad management.


  6. Customer Service Representative

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative (Customer Service Representative) in London, KY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative (Customer Service Representative) in London, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people; managers always willing to help in anyway... enjoyed my time there and learned so much.

    Cons

    Unorganized at times and lots of changes at the last minute.


  7. GD is chocked full of very competent engineers.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My experience with GD was that GD is interested in engineering success. I found this company to be very interested in meeting goals and, conversely, not so involved in internal politics as is common with other companies. This company was a breath of fresh air where everyone worked to make things work, as opposed to other companies where engineers work to build and maintain empires.

    Cons

    I only worked for GD for 2 years. I would have to concoct a "CON" here. I guess the only CON is that I don't work for them now.

    Advice to Management

    ...no advice.


  8. Retired

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diversified position with many challenges

    Cons

    Stress levels in this job are extremely high.


  9. Systems engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Management doesn't expect much from employee.... Country club environment

    Cons

    Poor Management, Lack of leadership. Extremely poor benefits package, worst wage/merit compensation....

    Advice to Management

    Wake up


  10. Just sign this so we can keep these parts moving.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Quality Engineer in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Principal Quality Engineer in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a decent group of people, and I enjoyed being around most of them. Compensation was fine for the Midwest.

    Cons

    The culture is entirely about keeping parts moving toward shipping. The normal response to a defect is to keep processing while the customer documents their acceptance of the failure. The entire company seems to have skipped school the day they talked about "continuous improvement." Management does not tolerate questions or any challenge of decisions. It's a very 1960's organization and culture. They mention the word "team" but being a team player means only that you do what you're told - what management wants. It's a demoralizing, stifling culture that drains the life out if anyone who wants to contribute to making the place better.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up. You're not smarter than the people working for you. And just because you talked your way into jobs you weren't qualified for doesn't make you right. And try to remember there are facts, and when you don't know something, those other thoughts you have are called "opinions" - and they aren't the same thing. Just because you're thinking something doesn't make it right.


  11. General Dynamics is an average government contracting company, with all the benefits and limitations of a large company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer II in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer II in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is stable and provides reasonable benefits. The salary ranges favor younger employee.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of support for training for more senior employees. Engineers tend to get pigeon holed into a role.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, especially if they have been loyal, have a history of excellent work, and have demonstrated a commitment to staying current in technology. Salaries need to track cost of living at least.



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