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"Great benefits, stability and a really decent environment."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Shared Services in Scottsdale, AZ
Current Employee - Shared Services in Scottsdale, AZ
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Pros

GD is a solid company with a great history, great reputation and incredible stability given the current and recent downturns in the employment market. The diversity of products and services almost ensure that the company can not only survive but prosper through changes in goverment leadership, spending and economic downturns.

Cons

Certain aspects of the company can be considered conservative while others are highly innovative and cutting-edge. There is still a large ex-military population of employees which serves the culture both positively and negatively. Overall, not many downsides that wouldn't be seen in other companies just in different ways.

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work. Continue to maintain and/or grow marketshare in all industries. Keep our good name with the Street and with our customer communities.

Other Employee Reviews for General Dynamics

  1. Helpful (2)

    "They have lost there way as a technology development company!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    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?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Typical Large Corporation."

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    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.

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