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"GDLS is a great place to be when the government funding is flowing!"

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Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Sterling Heights, MI
Current Employee - Engineering Specialist in Sterling Heights, MI
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Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I met a lot of really good people working at General Dynamics Land Systems. If you are a valued employee you can be put on a good program where you can have opportunity, job satisfaction, and growth. There are some really smart and talented leaders in the Systems organization.

Cons

The work that GDLS has is government contract work. The funding levels are declining and GDLS is going through some workforce reductions. There will undoubtedly be some reorganization and instability for a while. There are some weak leaders in the subsystems organization. Subsystems Engineering is attempting to protect head levels instead of cutting dead weight and protecting more talented employees like systems engineering has done. This means the core of the company's product is getting weaker. They need to get better people in the chief eningeer positions.

Advice to Management

The structure is inefficient. There is no need to have leads for program, project, systems and subsystems engineering. There are more leads than people to do the work. You should not need a DDM in order to take a restroom break.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Land Systems

  1. "Good Pay & Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Project Engineering Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay & Benefits
    Secure employment in Sterling Heights

    Cons

    They have been quite unfair to some who have been with the company for a long time during lay-offs

    Advice to Management

    Invest some of you money into fair priced product upgrades to boost FMS


  2. "General Dynamics Land Systems"

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    Current Employee - Driver Mechanic in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Driver Mechanic in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages with better then average benefits. Clean working environment with high safety standards. Company provides family oriented social events throughout the year.

    Cons

    Fluctuation with job security. Work load fluctuates from month to month. Hours worked could be as much as 70 hours per week down to being laid off because of lack of work.

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