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"Generally ok, wide mix of project/people quality"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good work/life balance.
Some work is exciting and makes a difference.
Some very good people down in the ranks -- talented and care about what they're doing.

Cons

Upper management is out of touch -- they get bonuses while our salaries are frozen and benefits cut.
Some projects are tedious, boring, and poorly managed.
2014 isn't a good time to be a defense contractor.

Advice to Management

Share the pain; stop painting rosy pictures for investors while pushing employees to keep doing more with less. Branch out from defense contracting -- the handwriting is on the wall! Try harder to insulate the teams that are rocking.

General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

Apr 28, 2014 – HR Operations

We are continually impressed by the ingenuity and creativity of our engineers, especially during these tough financial times when we often ask our engineers to be more cost efficient while continuing ... More

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Wandering in the desert….will they find themselves before it is too late???"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Program Manager 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

    Good compensation and benefits, although the benefits have been reduced somewhat significantly in the past 3 years. Most employees are competent and dedicated.

    Cons

    The company has gone too far in workforce reduction, to the point that their ability to execute on existing contracts is jeopardized. A few absolutely critical people have been "released" by managers who were put into their positions recently and really didn't know their people or who the strongest performers were; hence they laid off resources critical to on-going work. The "survivors" are now truly over-worked. Acquisitions over the past several years have almost all turned out to have been major mistakes. But, there has been almost no accountability for these mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Right-size the senior management. While the company has reduced its workforce dramatically over the past 3 years, the VPs have only played musical chairs; there has been no corresponding reduction in the number of VPs. Some VPs are now in charge of functional areas in which they have no experience or expertise.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "gd sucks"

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

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

    Pros

    none other than drawing a salary to pay the bills

    Cons

    slave shop takes what they can form employees and discards them when done

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