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General Dynamics Electric Boat Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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General Dynamics Electric Boat President Jeffrey S. Geiger
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  • I hear parking is terrible in New London, which I'm not familiar with since I had worked in Groton (in 27 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is not encouraged in many groups (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Rewarding Career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New London, CT
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New London, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of upward and lateral mobility if you make an effort. Captivating subject matter. Lots of smart people who are willing to help if asked the right questions. The right management allows for personal growth.

    Cons

    Lots of people seem to leave for new jobs after a short amount of time (1 or 2 years, sometimes months). Facets of the business are overly bureaucratic. Implementing improvements and change is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Hire capable managers and supervisors who are smart and prove to be leaders who communicate.


  2. "It is steady, but you are unlikely to be very happy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The job is steady and not too demanding. Middle and lower management are good.

    Cons

    Upper management has continually shown they don't care at all about their employees only their profits. Projects rarely come to a finish. The relationship between EB and the NAVY is awful and relationships between departments is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Don't demean your employees provide things like more competitive salaries and parking. Require upper management to follow the same rules as the employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time

    Pros

    Work is good. Pay is decent when hired.

    Cons

    No benefit to getting graduate degree once hired. If you get a degree while working, expect to be paid much less than someone just starting with same degree and much less experience. Take the degree and run!

    Advice to Management

    Pay market rate.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Dream Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in New London, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in New London, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working on amazing projects with active contribution to our military.

    Cons

    Government high visibility contracts add a lot of cost and schedule management.

    Advice to Management

    Develop more programs to retain junior personnel that are good at their jobs.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "senior engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule. can see the product being built

    Cons

    underpaid by national standards for engineers.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time

    Pros

    The work is challenging and interesting at times

    Cons

    The parking situation is not ideal


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in New London, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer II in New London, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security, cool product, work can be very interesting at times. Lots of employee groups outside of work provide activities and opportunities to meet people.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, change is difficult and painful. Rather acute parking shortage which makes getting to and from work a hastle at most locations.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the value of your employees by investing in them.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "7 years too many"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New London, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New London, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and flexible hours

    Cons

    Compensation is not based on performance, no motivation to work hard. The facilities are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    The actual workers have no connection with the people who make the decisions.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New London, CT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New London, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Electric Boat (Less than a year)

    Pros

    For me, my group had a great young boss in his late 20s. This is very rare in a company like this to hand a supervisor role to a company full of older people.

    Cons

    - Clock in/out
    - basically no benefits
    - upper management think they are God
    - only submarine supplier
    - need more competitors


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New London, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New London, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting work and incredible people. Very good company to start a career with.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for career development on the engineering side. Salaries are becoming less and less competitive. Benefits are being reduced or taken away. Priorities are constantly changing depending on what management is getting yelled at for that day.


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