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General Dynamics Information Technology Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • Upper management is bonused on your business development and capture efforts (in 42 reviews)

  • no room for growth or development unless someone left the company felt like a cog in a wheel at times (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Elmwood, LA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Elmwood, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get a paycheck. Maybe I will find a new job soon. I am looking.

    Cons

    I felt I had a moral imperative to post this review. Just stay away if you are a Software Engineer. It is the worst job I have ever had. You have been warned. The previous group of developers have all left that should tell you something.

    They tell you they follow an Agile development process which is a lie. We have been in firefighting mode since I joined this organization. I don't expect anything to change.

    Software Engineers are basically fall guys. The deployment process is a crap shoot 70% of deployments fail and have to be fixed. You basically have to troubleshoot every deployment to see what they missed. The process is totally manual. The architecture team will change the API you are using and deploy it bringing down the server. The client blames you. The power goes out. The client blames you. The user's don't even look at the requirements when testing. They see something they want and they enter a bug. It doesn't matter that it wasn't in the requirements and is a enhancement. It is reported as a bug. They have said I quote "We expect zero bugs before we accept the software". Enhancements are counted as bugs so unless you can read minds you are doomed to failure.

    If they have a database problem, you are blamed. Developers have to fix database issues because DBAs won't come in on the weekends. When the production database was rolled back to the integration database so they would be in sync. The process broke the applications since the DBAs don't write migration scripts to run with the changes implemented during development. It was a train wreck. The development team got blamed of course and also had to fix it. No testing was done just roll the production database into integration and sift through the wreckage.

    Advice to Management

    Support your people grow a spine. The description above has been going on for a year. How about making people on the fifth floor accountable for once.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable federal contracts. Supports employees seeking job-related training and coursework. Will reward you with a raise for good work after annual review. Decent benefits package.

    Cons

    Paths for advancement are not always clear or available.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time

    Pros

    Unable to provide pros to company

    Cons

    Underbid contracts tend to have unhappy and under valued employees


  4. "Very Unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time

    Pros

    Money is good. Coworkers are great.

    Cons

    for the amount of crap you have to deal with not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to employees


  5. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time

    Pros

    They offer really great benefits.

    Cons

    No Cons. Its a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Writer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    GD stock fund contribution was on point

    Cons

    Not willing to look after their people on contractor site.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Once a great company that went downhill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great location, ok benefits, flexible hours

    Cons

    No pay increase or bonuses, terrible work environment

  8. "Third Shift"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed shift not many calls at night great time to study and pick up other certifications.

    Cons

    Its third shift so its 12am to 8am so very draining/


  9. "General dynamics"

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

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time

    Pros

    Opened job opportunity for may Hattiesburg area residents.

    Cons

    It's a job, many jobs have the same cons. Go figure

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to consider the balance that many employees need for activities outside of work. Increases should be considered especially now that the minimum wage rate for government contracts has risen.


  10. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Macdill AFB, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Macdill AFB, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, promotions, and raises are nice.

    Cons

    Just like any other DoD contract job, they can't always win them all.


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