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General Dynamics Overview

Falls Church, VA
10000+ employees
1952
Company - Public (GD)
Aerospace & Defense
$10+ billion (USD) per year
From submarines to tanks and Stryker vehicles to Gulfstream business jets to communications systems, people around the world depend on our products and services for their safety and security.

Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, General Dynamics is led ... Read more

General Dynamics – Why Work For Us?


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General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company. Every day, people around the world depend on our products for their safety and security.

We are organized into four business groups and each comprises several business units.

At each of our business units, we are looking for talented, motivated individuals who want to become part of a company with a culture driven by diversity, innovation and agility.

Learn more here about opportunities at all of our businesses.

The Aerospace group delivers a family of Gulfstream aircraft, provides aircraft services, performs custom completions and offers a global network of facilities to aircraft owners and operators:

Our Combat Systems group offers a full-spectrum of combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions for the U.S. and its allies around the world.

Our Information Systems and Technology group provides technologies, products and services in support of hundreds of programs for a wide range of military, federal/civilian, state, local and commercial customers.

Our Marine Systems group is a market-leading designer and builder of nuclear-powered submarines, surface combatants and auxiliary and combat-logistics ships for the U.S. Navy, and Jones Act ships for commercial customers.


General Dynamics serves customers through four business groups and each comprises several business units. Learn more here about opportunities at all of our businesses.

The Aerospace group delivers a family of Gulfstream aircraft, provides aircraft services, performs custom completions and offers a global network of facilities to aircraft owners and operators:

Our Combat Systems group offers a full-spectrum of combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions for the U.S. and its allies around the world.

Our Information Systems and Technology group provides technologies, products and services in support of hundreds of programs for a wide range of military, federal/civilian, state, local and commercial customers.

Our Marine Systems group is a market-leading designer and builder of nuclear-powered submarines, surface combatants and auxiliary and combat-logistics ships for the U.S. Navy, and Jones Act ships for commercial customers.

General Dynamics’ employees are welders, aerospace engineers, computer programmers, naval architects, safety officers and mechanics. What unites us all is our Ethos—our defining moral character as a company.

This Ethos is built upon five principles:

Honesty: We tell the truth to ourselves and to others. Honesty breeds transparency.

Trust: We trust each other to do the right thing.

Humanity: We are compassionate and empathetic. We respect the dignity, rights and autonomy of others.

Alignment: We are united in our commitment to our values.

Value Creation: We create value by doing the right thing for our shareholders, our customers, our employees and our communities.

Our Ethos informs everything we do, in ways both obvious and subtle, and makes us a stronger company.

There is a deeply embedded culture of innovation and continuous improvement at General Dynamics. It’s in everything we do. It’s the driver that makes our company agile and helps ensure our continued performance.

This culture enforces a shared commitment to drive consistently toward the future and to embrace change. This focus on continuous improvement is infectious. Our employees are encouraged to think differently and bring new ideas to the table. It’s a priority at all levels of our company, with every employee engaged in finding new ways to do things faster, better and more cost-effectively, and to push the boundaries of our potential.

Learn more here about opportunities at all of our businesses.

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    General Dynamics is a great place to work the environment is welcoming and the managers are friendly. They hire like crazy!

    Cons

    You move up too fast! It is a nice place to work at only bad thing is over time is limited

    Advice to Management

    Management is nice and friendly. More communication with the team's, more in person interactions to make the place a little bit more lively.

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General Dynamics Interviews

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    I interviewed at General Dynamics (Towson, MD) in December 2017.

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    I had been contacted by a recruiter and asked to interview onsite at the Towson branch. Upon arrival I was asked for wait at the front area by the receptionist. Not a big deal but they did not offer a drink and my wait was over 25 minutes. I was taken to a small room with 3 people. All of them were very unfriendly from the start. They began to ask me questions from a sheet of paper and argued against every answer I gave. Even ones that were clearly correct the kept pressuring me about my answer. I could not figure out why they were so rude and condescending or what their agenda was. They would not look at me, only look at each other as if they were all getting a laugh out of bullying me. It was by far the worst interview I have had. I still remained professional the entire time and even sent a thank you letter. However, it has been over a month and they never wrote back or informed me about the job. I am sure I did not get the job, but most certainly would have declined.

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General Dynamics Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • Readers' Choice Top 50 Employers, Workforce Diversity Magazine, 2009
  • Most Admired Companies for Minority Professionals, Hispanic Engineer, 2009
  • Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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