General Dynamics Mission Systems - It's OK but if you're older than 45 expect to be let go during layoffs. They don't appreciate their older employees. | Glassdoor
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"It's OK but if you're older than 45 expect to be let go during layoffs. They don't appreciate their older employees."

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Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good pay, good technical experience and interesting projects to work on. Able to learn a great deal during my employment there. A fairly good experience.

Cons

It's OK but if you're older than 45 expect to be let go during layoffs. They don't appreciate their older employees.

Advice to Management

Appreciate the employees that have been with you for years and decades. By letting us go you are essentially guaranteeing a bad review, and you can be sure that we will tell others.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Mechanical engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Mechanical 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salaries, really smart coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of new projects, work and life balance can be really difficult, so many recent layoffs over the last 2 years that morale is low. Some dead weight was removed, but also some very productive engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize your staff more evenly instead of piling all the work on a few individuals. Stop making desperate decisions just to win contracts. Think long term


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Losing focus"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GDAIS employs some of the best engineers and developers I have ever encountered. Most of the technical people at GDAIS are creative, hard working employees who take ownership and pride in their work. They are among the best people I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    Entrenched management with no vision has caused nearly irreparable harm to this great company. The purchase of non-aligned businesses has watered down the core strengths and products of the company. Pursuing "flavor of the day" business areas where they are competing with much more recognized and capable companies will be a losing proposition for GDAIS.

    The IT organization is lacking strong leadership. Gartner really runs the organization. IT management is more focused on avoiding blame than providing innovative solutions to their business customers within AIS. Lately, the cost cutting efforts have driven a number of bad decisions that will ultimately cost the company much more that they will ever save.

    Advice to Management

    Narrow your focus. Shake up your internal organziations by replacing the heads of IT, Security and Finance. This will have the added benefit of creating opportunities for more creative, ambitious employees to demonstrate their abilities.

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