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"GD. Some tings to consider."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Junior Network Engineer in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Junior Network Engineer in Detroit, MI
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

They are a company that has positions world wide. They have offer a good medical/dental/vision/legal benefits package. There are a resonable amount of positions that allow for company growth. There is an option to buy leave in your first 5 years of employment. Afterwards you get the 3rd week free. A lot of the people you work with are good people. Managment has the ability to work with you in situations if needs be.

Cons

The downsides are that sometimes work is too demanding. You have to do so many things outside of work to progress that it's like you are still at work even when you're not. Management can be overbearing at times with their will. The base salary isn't quite where it should be but the difference might be made up in contracts where you receive housing. However not all contracts receive housing.

Advice to Management

Think more about the needs of the employees.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics

  1. Helpful (2)

    "GD could be a great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A global equitable salary policy. A benefits package that is equitable to most companies GD's size, to inlcude a generous PTO allowance upon hire.

    Cons

    General Dynamics is a "product" driven comany yet many of its undertakings are geared towards the "sevice" industry. A product management paridgm is difficult to maintain in a service environment making it difficult to meet goals and standards. It also doesn't lend itself to internal placement of personnel when the shorter service contracts expire, or are lost in a competition, giving employees the impression that they are always living on the edge with GD. Additionally the lack of a focused internal placement of employees left without positions drives a negative connotation of GD as a whole

    Advice to Management

    GD managment is out of touch with the needs of the folks working on the front line. It's time to look long term at a good in-house training practice that keep folks up to speed on/in thier fields as well as new ones that they con move to at a later date. GD should look at "biting the overhead bullet" and making a commitment to people in an effort to keep what they have and get the cream of the crop in the future.


  2. "Nice place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Programmer in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to grow and learn. The environment is very stable. There were never any worries of lay-offs or closings or anything like that. The employees treated each other with respect. Management is very concerned with the employee's well being. The work-life balance is great! The benefits are very good. The feedback given on performance reviews are helpful. The communication about the happenings of the company are spread throughout. Employee morale was very good.

    Cons

    The pay is a little on the low side. And I wouldn't call the technologies used "top of the line", in fact they might be a little dated.

    Advice to Management

    Take some lessons from Google on how you design the company infrastructure.

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