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"Large Company With Small Comapny Woes"

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Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Respectful purpose in supporting governement efforts to assist with maintaining the safety of US and Allied troops in the military. Their technoligies help save lives and track BAD GUYS who wish to hurt Democracy.

Cons

Lack of corporate direction and financial responsibilty to money-saving efforts to save employee jobs. Wasting $100,000+ on Starbucks Coffee and machine P/M service & up-keep fees on their dispensing machines to provide a perk (free drinks) to everyones is an unecessary expense. PEOPLE CAN BUY THEIR OWN COFFEE AND COCO.

Advice to Management

Get rid of un-necessary spending and waste to save jobs.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Should've kept my last job."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get paid. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Customer does not work wel with GDAIS. Promotions generally goes to the tech managers past coworkers and friends from outside GDAIS. These promotions are posted and written for said new managers. No real job assignments or chain of command. Employess gust sort of do their own thing. No respect for my experience level and education. No distinction between engineers and technicians. Raises are non existant.

    Advice to Management

    Bust up local manager's empire before it implodes. Get rid of the few dead heads.
    Promote the talent you have before bringing in people in from the outside especially from just one past employer. It is that obvious to even a new hire.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing potential, but a floundering leadership"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Kilgore, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Kilgore, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    An amazing mix of companies that allow almost anything to be accomplished in satcom, wind power, and scientific antennas. The company has seen a shift from a majority civilian jobs to a majority governement jobs since 9/11. The company earned a reputation for almost never firing anyone, so a stable place to work. The work culture and values were at a very high level in the recent past, but are dropping.

    Cons

    Almost none of the upper management's vision is making its way down the chain. If indeed there is a vision. The company has suffered a "brain drain" of the best and brightest moving to other companies. A culture of acceptance of low salaries in compensation for sub-standard work is setting in.

    Advice to Management

    Share a clear vision of the overall direction of the company. Require that your middle management refine that vision and share it to their teams.

    Across the board salary freezes and 2% raises are killing employee moral and work ethic. Begin to reward real work performed and as hiring increases, let the poor performers go.

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