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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "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
    Recommends
    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


  2. 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


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