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General Dynamics Information Technology Senior Systems Engineer Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2020

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5 Ratings
  1. "Network Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Systems Engineer in Luke AFB, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic management communications while working remote. Heald up their end of the deal every time.

    Cons

    None what so ever. Smooth workflow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    General Dynamics Information Technology2018-09-22
  2. "Think about joining, then DON'T"

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    Former Employee - Senior Information Systems Security Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is a bit more than just OK. It's a job. What else can I say?

    Cons

    GDIT is all business and no heart. The time off is given out in little bits per each day that you work. You don't get say, 20 days off per year, plus holidays, all at the start of the year. No, you have to wait for little slices of time to all add up so you can finally have a vacation or days off. Things have gotten worse since the merger with another company, I hear from current employees. Also, don't ever expect GDIT to help out if a family member of yours gets a disease or needs long term care. GDIT will expect you to be at work all day, every day. Just be prepared to be chained to the oar and rowing all the time. Personal time? Naw. Will they even give you a card when someone in your immediate or extended family dies? Forget it. Oh, and if you happen to be a person of color or other protected class, remember that I have heard persons who are not in a protected class making off-color and thick-skinned jokes, making fun of others in their groups, disrespecting gender differences, and the whole gamut of unacceptable behaviors. Then, they turn around and 'slap down' anything that they imagine to be out of order from people who are of color, or of a different gender than 'white males.' The most cold and heartless place that I have ever worked. Worse than IBM by a long shot. Worst run place, ever. They like to tout how great they are, but money is their ONLY GOAL. People can be stepped on and they don't give a hoot.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat all people of all backgrounds FAIRLY, if you even know what the word FAIR means.

    General Dynamics Information Technology2020-01-15
  3. "No Incentive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer 
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    GDIT is a mature company despite some acquisitions so its somewhat stable. Executive team are well liked and respected. Benefits are OK

    Cons

    Honestly the worst thing with this company are the people. Thats usually not the case with most companies but here everyone is out for #1. People do bare minimum and there is no balance in workload. Plus many of them are jerks and lack the ability to work within teams. From what I can tell everything (title, projects,compensation) is based solely on tenure vs. what you contribute. I dont think you can get fired here, people know that and some take advantage while others are stuck holding up the team. One reason other than management who are overworked is there are no bonuses or real reason to do better. Why bust your butt when you are gonna get the same small raise as the guy who did nothing all year?

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    Advice to Management

    Do something to incentivize hard workers rather than an occasional thank you. That only goes so far before the top performers look elsewhere. In general GDIT is a good company but needs to work on above issues.

    General Dynamics Information Technology2019-12-05
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work until you want to leave"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Management and good options for Career Advancement

    Cons

    If you were on a contract that was getting to the end, management would try to keep as long as possible even if you were trying to go to another contract.

    General Dynamics Information Technology2019-02-23
  5. "Senior Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This company rewards high performing employees consistently and provide the best benefits packages.

    Cons

    May need to provide more technical training/workshops

    General Dynamics Information Technology2018-11-08
  6. "Fair"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Schofield Barracks, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities company wide.

    Cons

    No option to purchase GD stock.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of current employees before other potential employers do.

    General Dynamics Information Technology2018-01-22
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, training opportunities and career growth

    Cons

    Nothing other than a lengthy on boarding process

    Advice to Management

    The hiring and on boarding process is overwhelming

    General Dynamics Information Technology2017-12-01
  8. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for, decent value for proven employees.

    Cons

    Remote employees may or may not receive enough interaction with program managers.

    General Dynamics Information Technology2017-10-05
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Money is good, the company is very stable.

    Cons

    Benefits have taken a serious hit due to the recent changes in law, I am sure.

    General Dynamics Information Technology2016-08-17
  10. "Good overall"

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    Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    I haven't worked very many places, so don't have lots to compare it with. Benefits seem good (but their health plan did take a nose dive a few years ago). I've only worked supporting contracts, and the site depends on people working there (both team members and customers). Not too sure about their compensation - it seems they're a little lower than expected, but that might be overhead.

    Cons

    Some of the same as listed above - customers can sometime be uneducated and teams can be difficult to work with, but that's going to be for any customer site.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce overhead costs to make rates more competitive.

    General Dynamics Information Technology2016-07-19
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