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"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

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. 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


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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