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"Outstanding company!"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The management staff totally backs their employees.

Cons

A temporary lack of opportunities in Hampton Roads

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Information Technology

  1. "Logistics Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time

    Pros

    Large Fortune 500 company with solid benefits and accommodating work environment.

    Cons

    Lacks a fun and warm working environment.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Some really strong capabilities...some really poor leaders...and bureaucracy to boot."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As in all places there are some highly talented and capable people and working with co-workers you care for and who care for you is definitely the best part of GDIT.

    Cons

    As Jim Collins quoted in Good to Great, “The purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline – a problem that largely goes way if you have the right people in the first place.” Well, in the rank and file there are plenty of "right" people...but the leadership at GDIT is very weak and getting weaker. There was an opportunity in some parts of GDIT to refresh the leadership but that opportunity was missed. Most of the "leaders" have been drinking the Kool-Aid so long that not only can they not see the forest through the trees, they can't even see the trees. The current CEO/CFO appear very capable...how long they will remain is uncertain. Yet even they seem to be bystanders when it comes to recognizing and acting on necessary change in their leadership ranks. GD is a big enough company that if parts of it do really well then the company can do well overall. Unfortunately this allows ineffective leaders within GDIT to survive in spite of themselves and continue to be elevated in the organization. That is too bad for the organization as in the long-run their luck will run out and their weaknesses will eventually hurt the business and probably some really good and committed employees.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that nothing saps energy out of your employees more than working in an organization with weak leaders who are not held accountable, not heard from and worse of all not leading from the front. Your best employees see and feel it, your best employees stick with it while they hope and wait for change, until your best employees give up and leave. These people "were" your next generation leaders. If it wasn't for this issue I'd give the CEO high marks. But when you don't address the most critical issue of all then you haven't done what's best and right for your people and your shareholders.

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