General Dynamics Mission Systems - Great company for seasoned professionals, not a good place for young or new hires out of school. | Glassdoor
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"Great company for seasoned professionals, not a good place for young or new hires out of school."

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

I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Compensation is great....If you can break into inner circle you will do reasonably well.

Cons

Leadership opportunities limited, still a bit of boys club. Leadership track and promotion track is a complete mystery.

Advice to Management

Not everyone is meant to be a leader

General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

Apr 28, 2014 – HR Operations

Thank you for your review. GDC4S has a strong and long-standing commitment to providing opportunities for professional growth through our promotional program and Program Management Career Path, which... More

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great experience on a fantastic program for a worthy customer."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits which declined over the years.

    Cons

    Way too much management. The old Motorola brotherhood system exists here which is not good for non-Motorolans. Fantastic work without drama goes unrecognized. Everything has to be a crisis. Real engineers are continually laid off while management goes unscathed. Company has gone from 6000 to 2000 since late 2009. Not winning new work.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people who do great work without drama and execute on time. Try to get new business and cut management while keeping the engineers who do the actual work.

    Conversely, sell the business to a company that wants to be in Arizona.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

    Apr 28, 2014 – HR Operations

    We’re glad to hear that you are happy with the benefits you receive at GDC4S. GDC4S employs approximately 8,000 employees nationally and internationally. We are a large, defense contracting company... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Relatively stable company, though falling short in benefits, compensation, recognition"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work with experts in the industry and a great customer/contractor relationship.

    Cons

    Recognition of success is hard to come by, promotions are entirely self-driven in that one must post to new, higher paying jobs since the impetus for promotion does not come from managers. Disturbing trend of trying to pressure employees to give more and more without any recognition or compensation adjustments.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that middle management is burning out the lower management types. There is a high internal turnover rate among the staff and it is not because the work is not interesting.

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