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"It Gets Worse Every Day"

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Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI
Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

It is simply just a job to go to, however, alternating Friday's off make it bearable. Holidays off are good, usually around 2 weeks at Christmas.

Cons

Bloated in VP's and Directors whose main concern is hitting their incentive compensation.
Decision makers are complacent and unimaginative. Most waiting out time until they can retire.
New generation of managers are carrying on with the same mindset as the old.
Fixed price work will ultimately lead to the demise of this business unit due to lack of investment and future planning
 It is now a classic case study in how not to run a business.

Advice to Management

Look to the real world for help. It is apparent the good old boys network is failing, and hiring retired military officers as executives only perpetuates the unimaginative mindset that permeates upper management.
Reinstate the pension plan. You have no real leverage to keep employees

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Land Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Can be a fun and challenging place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Division III in Eynon, PA
    Former Employee - Division III in Eynon, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation. Great health care plans. Superb retirement package
    Upgraded shop. Newer tools. Most fellow employees are pretty cool. Would have liked to stayed if management changes.

    Cons

    It's a union shop so expect to be trampled on and taken with a grain of salt.
    job sustainability is sub-par. Half the people in there can retire and save some jobs but wont.
    union has its favorites and if its not you watch out.
    Management lacks follow through and communication skills.

    Advice to Management

    Quit worrying about the stupid things and focus on the job at hand. Same goed to the union officials. In summary GROW A PAIR....


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great until the last 4 years."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Sterling Heights, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very few now, focus is good new for the Wall St analysts. There in little independent investment in product development.

    Cons

    Focus is "share holder value". Read the annual report to find who the share holders are. There is a quarterly focus on earnings and cash that pushes the envelope of ethical behavior.

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