Mission: Established in 1899, Electric Boat delivered the first submarine, the USS HOLLAND, to the U.S. Navy in 1900.Electric Boat has designed and delivered 17 of the U.S. Navy’s 20 classes of nuclear submarines. Now in its second centennial of submarine building, EB is the ...
EB President Jeffrey Geiger recently met with leaders in CT and RI to talk about the company’s accomplishments and plans. Geiger said that the company continues to grow, and will hire almost 2,200 new employees this year. “We have an enviable backlog and face a bright future involving growth and substantial new work,” Geiger said. “To get there, we must continue to improve every day, developing our people and transferring knowledge to the next generation of engineers, designers and shipbuilders.”
In Hunt For A Career, Hundreds Flock To EB Fair In Westerly
General Dynamics Electric Boat has a proud history dating back to its incorporation on February 7, 1899, and the delivery of the first practical submarine to the U.S. Navy the following year. During the ensuing century, Electric Boat has been at the forefront of every innovation in submarine technology. Today we are the nation's premier designer and builder of nuclear submarines.
Your skills and drive are what we need at Electric Boat to pioneer the next generation of world class submarines. With the support of both colleagues and leadership, you will play an integral role in our success. These exciting challenges will energize you, allowing you to grow both personally and professionally. Few people have the opportunity to work on the design and execution of these incredible vessels. We invite you to join us as we continue to develop innovative ways to protect our nation.
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Employee Development at General Dynamics Electric Boat
Electric Boat recognizes the value of our employees and the importance of opportunities to allow them to grow.
Your innovative ideas and contributions matter here. For more than 100 years, our team members have created a tradition of excellence at General Dynamics Electric Boat, and continue to profoundly impact our national defense. We give our people the tools they need to be successful and reward that success with increased responsibility. Bring your unique skills and ambition to your position and we’ll encourage and support you as you invest in your career, our business and the important work we do.
At General Dynamics Electric Boat, we know our team members are the foundation for our success. We’re committed to rewarding hard work, passion and loyalty with the benefit offerings that will allow our team members to best care for themselves and their families. We offer comprehensive health coverage and retirement savings as well as a generous selection of additional benefits. From employee discounts to corporate groups, activities and events, which all enhance our strong sense of community. Join our team and take advantage of the rewards and resources we provide, as well as sense of pride in your contribution to the organization.
I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time (More than 5 years)
Lots of upward and lateral mobility if you make an effort. Captivating subject matter. Lots of smart people who are willing to help if asked the right questions. The right management allows for personal growth.
Lots of people seem to leave for new jobs after a short amount of time (1 or 2 years, sometimes months). Facets of the business are overly bureaucratic. Implementing improvements and change is difficult.
Advice to Management
Hire capable managers and supervisors who are smart and prove to be leaders who communicate.
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at General Dynamics Electric Boat (North Kingstown, RI) in August 2016.
The whole process took approximately 3 months. I submitted my resume to the GDEB website and after approximately 3 weeks I was called and told I had been selected for an in person interview. During the initial interview I spoke to my direct supervisor for approximately 1 hour about my various experiences and why I feel I would be right for this job. Approximately 2 weeks after my initial interview I was contacted by my staffing specialist and was asked if I could come in for a second interview. The second interview lasted approximately 1 hour and I interviewed again with my direct supervisor as well as the department manager. Questions were straight forward and the interview process seemed "normal" for a large company.
I did not negotiate my salary as the offer I accepted was higher than my current salary. I was prepared to take a reduction in salary in order to work for General Dynamics, but it was not necessary.