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"An ok place to work....."

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst
Current Employee - Financial Analyst
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

I see a lot of engineers' reviews on here, so here's one from a different perspective (finance). General Dynamics is a good place to start your career if you're young or a recent college graduate. It is a Fortune 500 company with ok benefits during a time when many other companies are reducing theirs or cutting them altogether.

Cons

Compensation. Period. If you're not an engineer, you will definitely come in at a below-market salary. The company changed it's promotion structure to make it harder for young employees to get their money. We've already begun losing young promising talent, and this will only continue to happen.

Dead Weight. There's a lot of it. And overpaid, too. It can be found in all functions (Program Management, Contracts, Subcontracts, Finance, Billings, etc.). This has a life-sucking effect on morale, which has continued to steadily drop.

Also, even though we are "salaried" employees, the company expects us to work a certain amount of uncompensated overtime (which is tracked) every year. This is factored into promotions, raises, etc. The result is employees having to play a game just to advance their careers. Management doesn't care that some people just take a lot longer to do the same job as others.

Advice to Management

Cut the dead weight and pay the young guys. And, for heaven's sake, fix the promotion system and salary structure. Pay attention to the supporting functions! Just because we're not engineers doesn't mean we aren't important.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great technology; great programs

    Cons

    Government contracting isn't great right now

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up; your communications to employees are great


  2. Helpful (5)

    "This was a great place to work at years ago"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a flexible start time to the work day as long as you work the hours required for the day. They also have a 9/80 work schedule you can use to get off every other Friday. The Taunton campas has a small on site gym and full cafeteria.

    Cons

    After giving upper management millions in bonuses, buying new companies, opened new satellite site, and putting in a lounge that is affectionately referred to as the “layoff lounge”. The company then claimed poor mouth and started doing very underhanded layoffs and stopped raises for the year. This is all on top of the long hours that you are basically forced to work while on travel for absolutely no extra pay and the time off that they took from everyone. The majority (there are very few exceptions) of management treats the work force like slave labor in order to make their numbers look better with no thought to the personal lives of the employees.

    Most employees are pigeon holed into the positions they are in with nearly no room to move up. The only employees that move up the food chain seem to be either related to someone in a much higher position or have their lips permanently stuck on their manager’s derriere. These same people get well rewarded with undeserved bonuses while everyone else does all the work and gets nothing for it.

    There are some people that are moved up because they are paid too much for the position they are in. Soon after that though it seems that they are laid off to cut over head and reduce payroll. This also leads to a lack of people with a high level of experience in most fields.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to get their head out of the sand. When I first started at GD years ago it was a great place to work at. Now all I see is management that is out of touch and just looking to screw over the people that actually work at the company. Management also needs to diversify and go after new projects instead of saying it is too much work. It’s time that management starts doing some actual work like everyone else.

    Management also needs to take a long look at who they are hooking their cart up to. As employees go it feels like anyone that has a brain and work ethic is pushed out over time to make room for new pets and useless know nothing employees. The current trend is going to lead to the company having a high turn over of quality employees and very low moral of the low quality employees that can’t find jobs elsewhere.

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