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"Stove Pipe Mentality & Lack of Vision"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling Heights, MI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling Heights, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Benefits. Every other Friday off (9/80). Great outstanding people to work with (at the non-management). Flex time.

Cons

A "one horse" company that will go the way of the Pony Express if it doesn't divesify its core technology from defense only to commercial/industrial. Leadership wears blinders and lacks vision and imagination. Cannot/will not step out if its confort zone even though it has the technology, capital and employees to be an extremely competitive force outside of the defense market.

Advice to Management

"This is the ways we have always done things" is bad thinking in today's competitive market place. Need to come to the markets with innovative ideas that the customer will buy instead of waiting for the customer to tell you what it wants. You need to decide if General Dynamics Land Systems if a manufacturer of tanks or a leader in the transportation industry.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Land Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It is very old school and mostly based on seniority. Hard to go anywhere."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling Heights, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    9/80 work week. You work 9 hours mon.-thurs. then 8 hours on one Friday with the other Friday off.

    Cons

    Very hard to go anywhere. Old management school. No real career path for upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Need more new school mgt and not just ex-military execs.


  2. "General Dynamics has been a great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist Program Management in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist Program Management in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People oriented company. Excellent benefits. Great working environment and facilities.

    Cons

    Defense contractor with declining business base due to to Sequestration and changes in defense spending resulting from the withdrawls from Afghanistan and Iraq as well as federal budget deficit and shift towards social programs.

    Advice to Management

    Need to reorganize for greater efficiency and reduction in infrastructure. Current organization is top heavy and too stove piped.

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