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General Dynamics Information Technology Washington Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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General Dynamics Information Technology President S. Daniel Johnson
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  • Upper management has a lot of violation especially ethic complaints (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. "VP"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great planning and business development
    People oriented and good benefits for staff
    Strong future

    Cons

    You must work to build relationships with corporate if you are in the field

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on people


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company, caring team."

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    Current Employee - Senior Subject Matter Expert in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Subject Matter Expert in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Ethical practices. Dedication to the customer's mission. You feel like your work makes a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Constant worry about job security, inherent to government contracting. Some cronyism. Often too busy dau to day to think of real longterm career hoals.

    Advice to Management

    When subcontracting, ensure the company that really brings the most value is the one you bring on. Encourage more cross team, cross division pursuits. Find and value you your hardest working employees, who may not have time to play "the game." Value lessons learned of long term employees, and retain them.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Company has a solid future but career growth is marginal"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We had an excellent year. Exceeded all our goals. Nice job titles. Not too many women or diversity in leaders so consistency in leadership style. No training. Good work locations. Free coffee.

    Cons

    Annual raise was below market. Bonuses are bad. Told there is no career progression. Management is disconnected from folks at levels under VP. Benefits are horrible. They are reducing leave next year and switching to a use or loose leave situation so you cannot accrue annual leave. No windows in offices. Too many people on overhead who do nothing but are friends of the management. No one who has been there less than 10 years really knows one another.

    Advice to Management

    Work more than 40 hours. Walk the halls and talk to people other than VPs. Pay bonuses and spot awards to folks you value. A little recognition goes a long way. Hire younger workers and have regular team building events at least 4 times a year.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed Bag Large Contractor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Large volume of opportunities. Typical benefits for industry.

    Cons

    Civilian agency contracts are very low profile in the company compared to military and not accorded nearly the same resources or attention from corporate management. Poor career assistance for lateral movement within company.

    Advice to Management

    Improve Careers web site for internal postings. Remove restrictions on use of educational benefits.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Your a # not a peron"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    HONESTLY cannot think of any

    Cons

    They screwed MULTIPLE people at the FBI on leave & pay. When trying to confront them the PM just said complain to your managers, not me. Even on the last day when most people have you put 8 hours in & you go say your good bye's, go to a farewell lunch, not them. Very impersonal & said "once we out process you done". This was after giving 2 week notice. NEVER would work for them EVER again

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to get to know your people, treat them like humans & act professional


  7. Helpful (1)

    "furloughed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work. Management allows the employee and customer to work out most of what needs to be done.

    Cons

    Unpaid time off when the contract renewal is not done correctly and on time. The company does continue to pay their share of health insurance premiums, but the employee has to pay the portion that would normally be deducted from the pay check.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes people in the field might need a little more supervision to keep customer and management expectations and work results aligned. More guidance on how to implement agile development according to company policy would be nice.


  8. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for government is great at times, and sometimes not

    Cons

    The younger the Program Manager are, the more crab is issued down.


  9. "Cyber Security"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Benefits
    Meet some good people working on customer site.

    Cons

    Terrible management, they provide no direction or guidence.
    Management talks openly disrespectful to employees
    Management more concerned about your timesheet than if you have the neccessary acces to do your job properly.
    HR and Management cares nothing aboout it employees
    A culture of deceit and paranoia created from the top down

    Advice to Management

    Periodly review management.
    Dont hire managers who dont have people skills


  10. "Good overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Senior management is willing to help you with career growth.
    Most everyone working for hte company is always willing to go above and beyond.

    Cons

    Company doesn't pay the $8.00 a month for short term disability anymore.


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