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"Great place to work"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The people--
The opportunities-- you can work on many different projects utilizing many different technologies.
The location-- Scottsdale, AZ is a beautiful place to live and work

Cons

Large corporation with large-corporation politics
Lots of 60 hour weeks
Defense Industry, so there's always a threat of layoffs.
Unless you align yourself with the right people, it's easy to get "lost".

Advice to Management

No advice

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Company trying hard to get it right"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very well respected company - legacy Motorola and GTE - that has tremendous technical capability in advanced communications. Incredibly talented enigneering organization. Solid core of programs for DoD, homeland security and civilian agencies.

    Cons

    Really large and spread out due to many acquisitions, and so difficult to rally around a single objective or to create a unified culture and attachment to the core business, although a recent reorganization is trying to change this. Continuous layoffs defeat the attempts to spread good news and create a sense of optimism. The company grew fast during the upcycle and is likely to be letting go until the markets reverse.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job communicating with the rank & file. They will respect that hard business decisions need to be made, but really need to understand the purpose and long term objectives.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The moving assistance was great

    Cons

    old technology. highly politicize workplace. Most managers are out of touch; don't understand who has talent and who only can kiss up to their boss. If you are assigned to a "selfish, unfair" team lead then your life in the company is going to be miserable.

    I had both good and bad team leads. But I am very surprised that my direct manager/section manger never really talk to me.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get more involved with everyone in the team. Don't keep yourself in your office.

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