National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics)

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National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics) Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
28 Reviews
3.6
28 Reviews
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    administrator

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    Former Employee - Work Package Administrator in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Work Package Administrator in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great job to work for

    Cons

    you will work for every penny

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Good company to work for overall, but could use some improvement to boost employee morale

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and satisfactory working environment. Management supportive of organizational and personal goals. Definitely operates in a team environment where interdepartmental cooperation is commonplace.

    Cons

    Senior Management makes commitments both internally and externally that are unrealistic, causing quality of products to suffer. Management will work you to death if you're willing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enroll in some leadership training and understand that the same practices in production can't always be used in an engineering / design environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Terrible, company reps constantly lied to temps about getting hired into full time positions

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    Former Employee - QA Inspector for X-31 in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - QA Inspector for X-31 in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, that's all just pay. Because they work you 12 hours a day 7 days a week.....

    Cons

    Lazy,dirty, ripping off Uncle Sam at every chance available.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on reality please!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Atmosphere to work in, Positive people

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    Current Employee - Structural Planner in Portsmouth, VA
    Current Employee - Structural Planner in Portsmouth, VA

    I have been working at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You gain a lot of knowledge in areas outside your experience aiding in advancement. Advancement opportunities are fair and not based on a good ole boy system so opportunites arise and are available to everyone. The People communicate well adding to a positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    They hire a lot of temps! becoming permanent can take a long time. Sometimes easy solutions are made overly complex and take an unnecessary amount of time due to some people shifting responsibility rather than just taking care of the issue themselves but I think theres a little of that in every company so not necessarily a con more than a mild annoyance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get a lot of workers going through temp services but highly skilled workers that are needed usually don't want to go through temp services. They want something solid and although temp servicing has its pros of fast delivery of people, the con is that alot that come in go out just as quickly due to not being as skilled as needed. Hire people on through the company and I believe more skilled tradesmen will come in. And bring back bonus's. The better the employees are treated, the more loyal they'll be to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Trainiing and Development Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Trainiing and Development Associate in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Business casual dress, that's all I can say

    Cons

    Lack of communication and most years there is no budget for raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    I enjoyed the type work

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Shop Leadman in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Shop Leadman in San Diego, CA

    I worked at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can pick up on lots of trades experience

    Cons

    watch out when work slows down, for the lay off periods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please support your lower management personnel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    NASSCO is a very good company that has remained profitable in a very volatile industry

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Area Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable senior management and a great place to start a career. Benefits and are very good. NASSCO's recent purchase of other shipyards has increased the options available to move around within the company.

    Cons

    Company is located in San Diego and pay is not commensurate with cost of living. Company tends to have spikes and valleys in manpower requirements which always poses challenges in the way of upward mobility and job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to continue working on getting a business backlog

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    learning experience

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in San Diego, CA

    I worked at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    if you are motivated you learn a lot, some people are great

    Cons

    theres a lot of people stepping over people to grow, management can improve, fear is the base of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Welder in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Welder in San Diego, CA

    I worked at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good people to work with some good people and some not so good. Great benefits great 401K plans

    Cons

    not good to grow repair Department was not so good to work in slow work but long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fully satisfied when working for this company

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    Former Employee - Electrician Marine in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Electrician Marine in San Diego, CA

    I worked at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (General Dynamics) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Getting along with co-workers. Full benefits. Easy access to site. Good working hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes got stuck doing same thing over and over, but it is ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open to advance positions. Education on site.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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