General Dynamics - They have lost there way as a technology development company! | Glassdoor
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"They have lost there way as a technology development company!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineering Test Technician in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Engineering Test Technician in Fairfax, VA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Benifits package and vacation time is very good.

Cons

They seem to think that engineering staff are here to serve the "professional staff". The company is turning into an admin company not a development company. But it’s not surprising when all of the senior management is accountants and lawyers not engineers.

Advice to Management

Refocus on being a technology company again. The paper pushers are here only to execute what technologies that are developed. And ask your self why is hundreds of thousands of dollars set aside to get a degree in business management but none to take refresher courses in the latest technologies coming down the pike, just because it’s not a degree course! So what your saying is as an engineer I can get a paid for degree in accounting but I can’t stay current in my field?

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Typical Large Corporation."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security. Benefits of a large corporation. Fairly flexible hours, depending on your manager. Good vacation. Variety of jobs and ability to move around. Education benefits.

    Cons

    Large corporation hassles and red tape. Health plan has gone downhill. Some very poor managers some how stay around too long. Some groups are very cliquish. Sometimes communication is very good but often it can be very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication. Plan tasks better in order to avoid the all too common "hurry we must stay on schedule" even though people are wasting hours on tasks that haven't been well thought out and the hours could have been better utilized later. Too much earned value pressure, it needs to be implemented correctly. IT group is horrendous (one solution does NOT fill all tasks). Need to do a better job of removing bad managers and rewards the top employees.


  2. "work with the latest technology and contribute to our national defense while at the same time making a decent salary"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    General Dynamics can provide one with the opportunity to work with the latest technology and contribute to our national defense while at the same time making a decent salary. The work can be fascinating at times.

    Cons

    The upper management (at least in GD-AIS) were mostly promoted from within. Their level of accomplishment was at best average during their years in middle management and program management yet some of them display a remarkable degree of arrogance now that they are in senior positions. It can be hard to tolerate at times...

    Advice to Management

    Try to remember what it was like when you were in the middle ranks.

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