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"Has a good going out of business plan"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "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


  2. 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.

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