General Dynamics Electric Boat Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2020

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3.0
40%
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56%
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General Dynamics Electric Boat President Kevin Graney
Kevin Graney
16 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Limited parking (especially on the New London side)(in 34 reviews)

  • "Literally 95% of upper management is white and male(in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "GREAT JOB"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Process Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits, lots of room for promotion

    Cons

    Can be somewhat archaic when it comes to making change

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  2. "Awesome place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to work,

    Cons

    There’s pretty much nothing

  3. "Systems is a Misleading Title"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy work, mainly project engineering. Don't need a lot of technical knowledge to work here. Especially with work from home being implemented, the work-life balance is incredible.

    Cons

    Depending on the supervisor, everyone's experience can range from doing nothing most days to doing the job of 3-4 people due to the high attrition rate.

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  4. "you wont be important"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Tech-Aide in Groton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the pay is pretty good

    Cons

    company couldn't care less about their employees

  5. "Not bad not great"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer II 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    decent pay and easy job

    Cons

    sometimes its to easy of a job

  6. "Hit or miss"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Groton, CT

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible PTO, good pay

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of travel. Atmosphere is not great In work environment

  7. "GDEB"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Operates like a small business unit. Close knit group

    Cons

    Often work Long hours, high operational tempo

  8. "If you're looking for low stress, this is the place to go!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Low stress work environment, literally zero expectations. Not sure if this is because of the size of the company or because EB just has a monopoly over US naval submarines. There are definitely people who get paid to do absolutely nothing at EB, and the company doesn't even try to get rid of them. This can be a pro or con depending on the side of the spectrum your on and what sort of expectations you have. And as far as I can tell, at least the supervisors I've worked with, have all been very flexible with work schedules and unpaid leave if you ever need it. Therefore, EB could be amazing if that's what you need!

    Cons

    The glass ceiling is real, especially for people of color. Literally 95% of upper management is white and male. The raises every year lag behind industry averages significantly, which is what they say your hiring salary is based upon. Therefore, unless you are quickly getting promoted, some people who work there for a while find their salary inexplicably lagging junior engineers.

  9. COVID-19
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    "Good Stepping Stone"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II - Structural in New London, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Electric Boat full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive starting salary Comprehensive benefits package w/ 6% company match on 401K Work from home program is in the works (because of COVID-19.) Prestigious to put on a resume. The job security is great as an engineer. Rotation program (transfer to a different discipline's department for 6 months to gain experience.) The company has a new CEO, we'll see how that pans out. Pro? Maybe?

    Cons

    Personal performance is not rewarded Quality comes second to schedule The annual "performance raise" is actually a 2.5%-3% cost of living adjustment. The only raises come from employee reclassification (a promotion). The company is typically behind the times/slow to adjust. There is a huge problem with attrition, especially with the 5-7 year experience level. This is because most people realize that the only way to be able to earn what they're actually worth is to leave the company.

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  10. "System Engineer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Great as intro to job force

    Cons

    Parking is bad around New London

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