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"Big Company"

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Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Fairfax, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

I spent the beginning years of my career at GD. It allowed me to grow into quite a robust engineer over 10 years, developing technical solutions to difficult problems. The company allowed for me to transfer between multiple programs, allowing me to continue to grow in my engineering experiences.

Cons

Every year that I worked at GD, there were layoffs.

Even though the building was well maintained, it has been going through a remodeling phase for over 5 years, one floor/area at a time.

Due to the contracting business, you never know if your program is going to be there the next day. It would be nice to hear some straight facts from upper management so that you can be aware of the current vibe of the company.

Advice to Management

Promote people when they deserve it instead of waiting for them to interview at other companies and then counter offer.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Govt Cuts Hurt"

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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

    Great salary and benefits. Very interesting defense-type work. Good people, very professional. Hours are flexible and accommodating. Work-life balance is encouraged.

    Cons

    Because of cutbacks in govt funding, layoffs are common place. Workloads have increased substantially in the last 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Recommend sharing the wealth from other parts of the company to support the R&D in the emerging areas where C4 has core expertise and years of experience. Focus more effort on winning new business.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

    Apr 28, 2014 – HR Operations

    We’re glad to hear that you’re happy with your work; we want all of our employees to have pride in their jobs. We agree that government cuts hurt, and we are doing our best to work through this... More


  2. Helpful (7)

    "General Dynamics C4 Systems lacks strategic vision and manages via the "good old boy network"."

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GD pays well for the area, they support flexible work options including telecommuting, and their products help keep soldiers safe.

    Cons

    Opportunities for women and minorities are limited, the company is struggling to capitalize on its portfolio, and it has been laying off staff for 3 years with no end in sight.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need to know there is some plan for the future that involves more than just layoffs.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

    Apr 28, 2014 – HR Operations

    Thank you for your review. We will be sure to send your advice to our senior staff and internal communications so that they may better communicate with employees about the company’s outlook. If you... More

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