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"Disconnected Management"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Initial salary better than most.
Benefits were good
Generous time off when you can get it

Cons

No interest in employee retention
Management attitude is engineers are a replacable commodity
Loses best employees to movement due to lack of market analysis.
Hires and promotes due to ethnic background or sex not based on performance
Very political environment.
Management circles known as the wine and cheese club

Advice to Management

You work hard to attract bright and talented people, learn how to retain them
Get rid of the "old dead wood"
Strive to attain "best places to work" designation

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Has been a good place to work, but company is starting to care only about the bottom line - not the employees."

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    GD offers flexible hours, a decent working environment, good people to work with, work that can be exciting and challenging, decent pay, etc.

    Cons

    GD keeps cutting benefits, laying off people, and asking those who remain to put in even more overtime. Our division started out as Motorola Government Electronics, and it was obvious that Motorola cared about its employees. There was 2-way loyalty between the company and its employees. GD took over and that remained a while. But now, it is obvious the company has little loyalty to its employees, because they keep cutting benefits. They say they're staying 'competitive', but the benefit cuts are never ending. I'm not feeling much loyalty from them towards me, and I know many others feel the same way. If you want a company that cares about building loyalty and doing good things for its loyal employees, GD isn't it. If you just want a company that gives you a paycheck, GD's pretty good for that.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication. Pay attention to keeping employees happy. Show loyalty and appreciation to employees. Quit cutting benefits, awards, and milestone recognition events.

    Realize that the government way of doing business is changing, and find ways to compete in the new marketplace.

    Based on the recent poor communication, lack of support, and benefits cuts between GD and its employees, GD can expect an exodus of employees (including many of the ones they probably want to keep) when the job market picks up. There are a lot of employees who are feeling let down and underappreciated.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience in learning about Govt. Defense business"

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top notch engineers, cutting edge C3I technologies, job stability, flexibility, extensive benefits, tuition reimbursement, challenging work, opportunitiy to advance if well connected.

    Cons

    Politics and bureaucracy, lack of recognition, restriction compensation growth, limited opportunities to try out new technology outside of immediate project.

    Advice to Management

    Become more employee centric, reduce politics, provide incentives for teams to work faster, pick team leads that are good leaders.

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