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"challenging opportunities"

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Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Groton, CT
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Groton, CT
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

pride in work performed, technical challenges, and location. Employees are dedicated and always willing to work hard and help fellow engineers.

Cons

vacation days for years worked lags comparable jobs, could receive better pay elsewhere. Elimination of pension plan for new employees, while following industry trends, was made worse by cutbacks in company contribution to 401k plan. The combination of the two is a huge hit on retirement planning.

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Politics and the 'Good Ol' Boy' system in this Region"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay range seems to be comparable to others like it. Very large company; you can get lost in the mix if you want to.

    Cons

    MINIMAL to no chance of internal promotion. Site leads and up are not equipped for those positions. Managerial expertise is not a pre-requisite for leadership position apparently. Performance evaluations and ratings are not always based on performance; emphasis seems to be based on what site leads or 'acquaintances' may say or 'have heard' about an individual.

    Advice to Management

    Really get to know your people. Promote from within. Rate people based on performance, not 'who said what about who' feedback. Engage people and have genuine concern. Try to keep people, not lose them.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A OK place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Groton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A good place to start and build a resume for one to two years. The starting salary is very good but do not expect high raises.

    Cons

    The company seems very greedy. They do not have any flexibility. The benefits are lacking and the company dosent seem to care about its employees. We just are numbers to them.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize the Benefits package. Two weeks of vacation for ten years is not enough. Allow flexible work hours. Currently 45 working hours is advised for sallaried, however, policy only says its 40n hours.

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