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General Dynamics Overview

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

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company ... Read more

Mission: Our ethos — Transparency, Honesty, Alignment and Trust — undergirds our culture, our business model and our daily interactions. These values are a constant reminder of who we are and what we do. They drive how we operate our business, govern how we interact ... Read more


General Dynamics – Why Work With 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 about opportunities at all of our businesses. 

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Pomona, CA

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time

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    Hired me right out of college. Decent entry level pay. Loved my job.

    Cons

    Sold General Dynamics Pomona Division 1982 to Hughes Aircraft. I had to relocate to Tucson, AZ.

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at General Dynamics (Pensacola, FL) in March 2019.

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    Very straightforward HR phone call, Code review and examples. The project lead and scrum master were polite and knowledgeable and provided a good insight of what a day is like at the company.

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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, Careers & the disABLED, 2018
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