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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 IT 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 by Phebe ... Read more

Mission: Each of our 10 business units is responsible for the execution of its strategy and operational performance. Our corporate leaders set the overall strategy of the business and manage the allocation of capital. This unique model keeps us focused on what matters &mdash ... Read more

General Dynamics – Why Work For Us?


Work that Matters

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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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at General Dynamics (Scottsdale, AZ) in November 2015.

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    Setup meeting with the Group Manager and 4 team members.
    They went over my resume as it pertains to what they need.
    Went over CM tools, coding experience, DSP experience, have I used C++

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General Dynamics Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2019
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2019
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2019
  • Top 50 Employers, Minority Engineer Magazine, 2018
  • Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
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