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General Dynamics Electric Boat Reviews

Updated March 25, 2019
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  • "Surrounding Groton/New London area is hurting economically" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Be prepared for a crap work/life balance" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer-Systems in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer-Systems in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    they have so many different things going on that as an engineer you can get into whatever you want if you put in the time

    Cons

    the parking situation is absolutely atrocious, if you don't get to work before 630 good luck finding a place to park on the street

    Advice to Management

    Put in more parking, we don't want to add an extra hour to our daily commute by parking in M-lot


  2. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Structural Welder in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Structural Welder in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits overtime pay and advancement

    Cons

    It can be tough really hot in summer and really cold in winter

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your crew

  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great hours, empower employees, and give alot of freedom to make decisions

    Cons

    Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines and more pressure at ends of quarters

    Advice to Management

    Keep what you are doing!


  4. "Well established company"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Long hours, ability to make large sums of money in certain areas.

    Cons

    Must be able to commit to long hours and no time off. Many projects require 7/10's for months, in certain areas.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Attractive Base Salary, Slow Growth"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Groton, CT

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

    Pros

    You actually apply a lot of what was learned in engineering school and get really good experience along with a salary that is slightly above market average. Really flexible with time off, easy to not use PTO.

    Cons

    The raises are slightly below inflation to the point where you barely notice them, there is obvious nepotism, you are unfairly paid comparatively to the union workers (designers) despite carrying all of the responsibility, the entire process is unnecessarily complicated, lengthy, inefficient, and disorganized, parking is an absolute nightmare despite not being in a city. The area also sucks for social life if you are a young person. Overtime pay is 1x pay over 45 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Pay engineers regular overtime, make raises higher than inflation, bonuses are basically a slap in the face, be competitive with the market to prevent the exodus that has been happening for years. There are simply better jobs out there in better areas that pay better. People will and have been leaving in huge numbers; this is easily preventable.


  6. "Subs"

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    Current Employee - Engineer I
    Current Employee - Engineer I
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - High learning curve
    - Multidisciplinary work

    Cons

    - Required weekly overtime and no overtime pay
    - High attrition rate and overworked.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Has great potential, lacks engineering management, systems engineering."

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Groton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects and great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management often ignores standard procedures, responsibilities does not often line up with positions.

    Advice to Management

    When it comes to standard practices, less talking and more walking.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "They need to get competitive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New London, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New London, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    People constantly leaving, so you don’t need to stick around too long to move up

    Cons

    Forced to float holidays for plant shutdown or use PTO
    Poor pay
    Benefits are alright, but not really that competitive

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more
    Solve morale issue


  9. "senior planner"

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    Current Employee - Senior Planner in New London, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Planner in New London, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    you can move up in the company

    Cons

    no pension for the furture


  10. "It was alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time

    Pros

    Good starting pay, some growth opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    Complacent environment, not too flexible