The Aerospace group is at the forefront of the business-jet market. We are known for our superior Gulfstream aircraft and industry-leading product service and support, as well as fixed-based operations and aircraft completions for other original equipment manufacturers. The group has two business units:
The Combat Systems group is a global leader in designing, manufacturing and modernizing some of the world’s most recognized land combat machines. We produce main battle tanks, tracked combat vehicles and light armored vehicles, as well as a broad range of high-performance weapons systems and munitions. The group has three business units
Information Systems and Technology develops, improves and secures the systems of sophisticated defense, aerospace and communications products. We have an established global presence in large-scale IT networks and systems, secure communications systems, command and control systems, imagery sensors and cyber products. The group has two business units:
The Marine Systems group builds complex ships. We design, build and repair nuclear-powered submarines, surface combatants, auxiliary and combat-logistics ships and commercial Jones Act ships. Our shipyards are located on both U.S. coasts. The group has three business units:
General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company. From Gulfstream business jets to submarines to wheeled combat vehicles 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 by Phebe Novakovic. The company employs thousands of people, with locations in 43 countries. At the heart of our company are our employees. We rely on their intimate knowledge of customer requirements and a unique blend of skill and innovation to develop and produce the best possible products and services.
The driver that makes our company agile, and ensures our continued performance, is our culture of continuous improvement. This culture enforces a shared commitment to consistently look toward the future and to embrace change. 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 push the boundaries of our potential.
General Dynamics is organized into four business groups and each comprises several business units. Our balanced business model gives each business unit the flexibility they need to stay close to their customers and remain agile.
General Dynamics’ business units are responsible for the execution of their strategy and their operational performance.
Our corporate leaders are responsible for setting the overall strategy of the business and for the allocation of capital.
We tell the truth to ourselves and to others. Honesty breeds transparency.
We trust each other to do the right thing.
We are compassionate and empathetic. We respect the dignity, rights and autonomy of others.
We are united in our commitment to our values.
We create value by doing the right thing for our shareholders, our customers, our employees and our communities.
These values drive how we operate our business. We relentlessly pursue operating excellence by innovating, improving our processes and reducing waste. We believe in being wise stewards of capital and resources, as informed by our values.
These values govern how we interact with each other and our customers, partners and suppliers. Honesty, trust, humanity, alignment and value creation require that we be forthright about our mistakes and that we strive to correct them. We seek partners and suppliers who adhere to these values in their businesses and we hold them to that standard.
These values guide the way that we treat our workforce. We believe we have a responsibility for the health and safety of our employees. We treat all of our employees with dignity and respect and provide them with fair compensation and equal employment opportunity. We stand behind basic universal human rights, including that employment must be voluntary. We oppose human trafficking in all forms.
These values determine how we connect with our communities. We believe that we have a responsibility to be good corporate citizens and we believe in sustainable business practices, which include supporting the environment and the communities in which we work.
We remind ourselves often of who we are and what we do.
Our ethos undergirds our culture, our business model and our daily interactions.
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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're looking for talented, motivated individuals who want to become part of a company with a culture driven by diversity, innovation and agility.
We are committed to helping our employees and their families lead healthy, productive lives. Our benefits packages and wellness programs help our employees succeed at work and at home. General Dynamics offers a wide array of plans in its flexible benefits program with options that allow each employee to structure a benefits package tailored to meet his or her family's needs.
Each business unit creates benefit programs that best meets the needs of its employees. Offerings within those programs may include:
A diverse workplace yields better ideas and outcomes and we are committed to promoting diversity of experience, perspectives and capabilities. Each business, and each individual, makes a unique contribution to our company. We recognize that diversity is good for our team and our shareholders, and it’s critical to our future competitiveness.
General Dynamics proudly supports a culture of inclusion that encourages a work environment that honors diverse opinions. Employees can flourish here: they know their individual skills, abilities and viewpoints are honored. Our diverse, global business is united by a common goal of being the best in the business, delivering shareholder value and being a good corporate citizen in each of the communities where we do business.
Our ongoing support of the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Aviation, Women in Defense, Black Engineer of the Year Awards and Women of Color in Engineering and Science demonstrates our commitment to diversity within our company and in our industry.
I worked at General Dynamics full-time (More than a year)
Good Company to work for.
No cons to mention about the company
Advice to Management
recognize good employees to retain them
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at General Dynamics (Norfolk, VA).
Saw the AP supervisor and controller. They hired me with no experience and were confident I could perform the job. It was very laid back and helpful. I did not use Glassdoor for this position.