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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works President Dirk Lesko
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Pros
  • The pay and benefits exceed what is typical for this region and allow me to have a great quality of life in a great state (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people, challenging extremely busy (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Taking benefits away from salaried employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Non-progresive company with limited vacation time and no flexible workweek option (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Strong values"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salaried Professional in Bath, ME
    Current Employee - Salaried Professional in Bath, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is very rewarding - providing the Navy with the ships it needs and making them right so they perform when then need to. The pay and benefits exceed what is typical for this region and allow me to have a great quality of life in a great state. Really good coworkers. I look forward to coming to work on Monday.

    Cons

    While many of the production facilities have been modernized, some of the support buildings are dated. I wish there was more of a chance to interact with people in different trades.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on the future. Job security is the most important benefit.


  2. "I like working here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Designer in Brunswick, ME
    Current Employee - Electrical Designer in Brunswick, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to keep moving up. Will except people with less experience. Offer training and after hour classes. Decent pay, benefits and time off

    Cons

    Not great management, don't really communicate with employees on the floor. Workload switched from way to much down time to super crunched deadlines. Not a lot of reward for hard workers vs. lazy workers

  3. "Front Line Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent, Decent job security

    Cons

    Taking benefits away from salaried employees

    Advice to Management

    Give the company back to the foreman and front liners and treat your supervisors better


  4. "Endless Oppurtunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time

    Pros

    Perfect place to get a foot in the door. Once employed there are always opportunities to grow and expand within the company.

    Cons

    Very little schedule flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Allow more flexibility for schedule deviations


  5. "Settling"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time

    Pros

    Consistent pay, interesting work, word

    Cons

    Extreme loss of benefits and humane treatment

    Advice to Management

    Act like you care about employees. Communicate, embrace transparency instead of condemning rumors


  6. "Buyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retired in Bath, ME
    Former Employee - Retired in Bath, ME
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, challenging extremely busy. Great opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Tough financial times hopefully things will get better soon.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees they are the key to success!


  7. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bound to make new friends due to the sheer amount of employees. There are many great people on both the union and salary side.

    Cons

    Does not take a modern day scientific approach to how employees are treated.
    Many years of pay freezes (extra hours and effort go unrewarded).
    Underperforming generally has very little consequence coupling this ontop of pay freezes has caused alot of social loafing.

    Advice to Management

    Take a more serious approach to data and business analysis.
    Use modern day managing strategies.
    Reward truth and integrity over lip service.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Area supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Bath, ME
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Bath, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High qualuty products delivered to the navy

    Cons

    Do not value managers and cinstantly downgrade benefits to the point several are leaving weekly

    Advice to Management

    Stay away


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Old company going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time

    Pros

    It's a paycheck. There are a lot of jobs.

    Cons

    Raises have been replaced with potential minimum annual bonuses with no guarantee each year. There is no longer any flex time. The workforce is currently being reduced through attrition unless a department is severely understaffed. Management is very inefficient due to rampant favoritism and the "good old boy" network. Many systems are broken or outdated. It used to be a good company to work for but those days are gone.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employees who actually do the work rather than just the good old boys who don't know what is really going on.


  10. "Great experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Bath, ME
    Current Employee - Intern in Bath, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work on things most people never see in a lifetime. Great learning environment with great people. Ships in general are just awesome

    Cons

    Working as the Navy as the primary customer can be hard at times especially with the timelines. Salaried positions are not the best due to fixed hours


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