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"Great then terrible"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

A good place to work for internships and new grads. The 9/80 work schedule (9 hrs/day, every other Friday off) is really nice.

Cons

Not a good place for mid/senior level employees. These are the people that get laid off first when DoD/Govt budgets get cut on a yearly basis. Benefits WERE very good in 2007, but have been cut drastically every year since.

Advice to Management

The company organization is laiden with problems. The matrix organization where a person doesn't really work for their boss affects promotions and personal growth. A matrix organization can work, if the functional managers keep a close eye on what their people are doing. I have more than 20 years of experience and at one point I was working for a 20-something new grad that had no clue.
I was always impressed with SENIOR management, but middle management has much to be desired, and these are the people that directly impact personal growth.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Sad to witness the decline of the business due to mismanagement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Working with some very good people with great technical expertise that are committed to doing a good job.

    Cons

    Poor senior management. Some bad acquisitions put the company in trouble. Managers whose business declined under their watch are protected and others pushed out the door. Senior management did not know how to protect and grow the business and got run over by the competition.

    Advice to Management

    GD Corp should replace the C4S senior managment.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

    Jun 6, 2014 – HR Operations

    Thank you for more than ten years! As a long-term employee, I’m sure you’ll understand the defense industry ebbs and flows. Over the past few years, management has made a concerted effort to ensure ... More


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great internship experience!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Strategic Planning Intern in Arlington, VA
    Former Intern - Strategic Planning Intern in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gave a wide range of experience, great on a resume, encourages continuous learning

    Cons

    Not always a job secured after interning even if they want you

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