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"Good company, but appears to be on the decline."

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Current Employee - Field Support Engineer III in Fort Bragg, NC
Current Employee - Field Support Engineer III in Fort Bragg, NC
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Pay is on par with inustry averages, traveling, and most of my coworkers are awesome. The benefit packages are ok, but they used to be much better. The work experience is good as long as you have a manger that will take care of you.

Cons

GD retirement is long gone, PTO days have been reduced, and 401K match is not what it used to be. OCONUS positions are fewer and the pay isn't as good as it used to be for those positions. No raise for FY 13!

Advice to Management

Management needs to find a balance between cutting cost and remaining an asset to the customer. It would not be wise to cut cost so much as to lose all of the intangible assets that make GDC4s a great company for the customer and the employee’s.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Has a good going out of business plan"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They paid well and I worked with some excellent people. The work, when there is work, is generally interesting and sometimes challenging. The lower management layer is success oriented, compassionate, and technically astute.

    Cons

    Upper management has far too many people to run a company of this size, driving up overhead and making the company non-competitive. The recent "flattening" of management did nothing to alleviate this problem - all the good old boys are still there - still a burden that adds nothing and is sucking the company dry.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves. You're the problem. Get over it and just walk away while there's still something left.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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