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"The best career I never planned for."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Supervisor in Bath, ME
Current Employee - Supervisor in Bath, ME
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Exciting, challenging work in a modern production environment. Fast paced, intense, and an absolute joy to see our products in action.

Cons

The company has not fully embraced the culture being developed by modern companies. Complacency and an aversion to change can sometimes make progress an extreme effort.

Advice to Management

Communication builds trust.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Bath Iron Works

  1. "No women in management"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Bath, ME
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bath, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training ground for enginers for first year.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits not compeitive for experienced engineers. Benefits better for unionized workers,
    No women in management. Women need not apply.
    Supervisor training is desparately needed. Training only available in technical areas for union. workers.
    No whistleblower system to report wrongdoing.
    Heavy drug use onsite.

    Advice to Management

    Address the chauvinism
    Move some women into senior management.
    Do random drug testing.


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    "Engineers, Jeez!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in North Bath, ME
    Current Employee - Designer in North Bath, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bath Iron Works has a good salary base, considering the area we do business in. Vacation time, paid sick time, all better than other area jobs. Can't really compare BIW to any other business in the state of Maine.

    Cons

    Company seems to love pitting union against non union, company spends ridiculous amounts of time requesting ideas to streamline the company and then has little to no follow through. Some Engineers have been allowed to develop the attitude that they know everything and anyone in a union knows considerably less. Esp. true when it's an Engineer arguing with a mechanic who's been doing the job longer than said Engineer has been alive. Company supports this type of conflict.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of asking for more input on how to streamline job performance, how about implementing more of the ideas you've been given? Yes, some will be duds but some you think won't work just might surprise you.
    Also, support needs to be better implemented between union and non-union workers. We are all building the same ships and since job security is upper most in everyone's mind, this would go a long way to help building team work versus team squabbles. Doing so could bring about the streamlining you desire.

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