General Dynamics Information Technology Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Jun 30, 2020

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  • "Great environment, flexible hours, good benefits(in 144 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, established corporate infrastructure(in 115 reviews)

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  • "Upper Management/HR shifting multiple times(in 57 reviews)

  • "It can be intimidating at first to work for a large company(in 38 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Team, Support and Office

      May 14, 2019 - Financial Analyst in Herndon, VA
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      Pros

      Most of my pros were due to having a great manager: - Always respected - Gives a great deal of ownership (no micromanagement) - Great training throughout employment, learn a lot - Great work life balance - Great tight knitted team, occasional team lunch and occasional free bfast paid for by the business area - Other departments are mostly competent and there is good team work within the org - Overall, everyone is pretty sharp and owns their work - Upper management treats you with respect - Benefits include tuition reimbursement, health incentive payouts, etc

      Cons

      - Like most corporate offices, the raises are pretty disappointing unless your manager hooks it up - Some departments can fall short on carrying their weight and upper management are left to battle out whose job is what - Not necessarily a con but you gotta aggressively seek out promotion opportunities, they won't be given out easily. - 401k is okay, health benefits aren't bad but could be better

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work, but constantly changing

      Jun 30, 2020 - Systems Administrator in Edison, NJ
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      Pros

      Great Employees Benefits are ok(far from the best) Systems for timekeeping/benefits/etc. are easy to manage

      Cons

      So big that you are just a number Upper Management/HR shifting multiple times

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good benefits, time off, good people, interesting work.

      Jun 16, 2020 - Software Engineer 
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      Pros

      Interesting work Good work life balanace Good people Career advancement opportunities

      Cons

      Upper management has recently began to do what all out of touch management do. Trying to encourage employees to work harder through more strict rules. This has never worked anywhere and never will! They haven’t taken it to a deal breaker level at all. Just as long as it doesn’t become a normal thing everything is still pretty great.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Okay Company

      Jan 20, 2020 - Project Manager/Task Lead 
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      Pros

      Several contracts so work is there.

      Cons

      Lack of support from upper management. Conflicting views from upper management, compensation is not competitive. Benefits are not all that good. Contracts are bid on to win and not the actual effort it takes to complete the job or resources.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not terrible

      Feb 26, 2020 - Program Analyst Associate in Chesapeake, VA
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      Pros

      Great coworkers, flexible schedule, and good benefits.

      Cons

      Disassociated from corporate and lack of upper management change.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      GDIT is a decent company to work for

      Sep 4, 2019 - Helpdesk Manager 
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      Pros

      The company will work to find solutions to help you succeed as an employee.

      Cons

      Sometimes it takes longer for upper management to address employee concerns.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Lack of career opportunities

      Jun 25, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Steady work and decent benefits

      Cons

      -Typical government contracting work -Management has no interest in your career advancement -Lack of diversity in upper management -Middle managers will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat to save their skin

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Some Great, some bad

      Feb 6, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The company generally tries to take care of their people. The pay is typically pretty good, the benefits are excellent if a bit expensive. Top tier insurance typically cost about $250 per check and caps at $5,000 max yearly out of pocket with $10 co-pays. They have a matching 401K program up to 6% (I think) and there are jobs all over the world.

      Cons

      Some PMs are better than others. Upper management has a habit of promoting lower level managers (with little or no training) into senior management roles. This creates a sink or swim mentality. They often then fail to hire a replacement manager at the lower level which creates a work vacuum for all personnel down the chain. When your contract ends they will place you in their career assistance program, which basically does nothing. If your task ends you have to go find a new jobs, even internally. Years ago they were better at this, but now the recruiters are just kinda blah.... College reimbursement is listed on all tasks but is only covered if it was included in the specific contract, if this is important then ask during the interview and get it in writing. Getting moved into a new clearance level is re-tardily difficult. GDIT will pay for the clearance but will not generally do the leg work required to get you moved into the role after the clearance is issued.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Obtain more Air Force & Navy Contracts.

      Apr 29, 2013 - Senior Security Analyst in Fort Belvoir, VA
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      Pros

      GDIT is a good company to work for, and has allot of employment options & locations to to work at worldwide. The benefits & pay are good and managers tend to come from promotion within the company which means they have an understanding of the job and requirements.

      Cons

      Due to the separation of General Dynamics business units, it make it difficult to move from one division to another without allot of work and going between different groups of HR administrators and upper management. This is primarily done to protect the company from Conflict of Interest issues which allows them to bid on many different DoD/Govt. contracts - but in the end can hurt employees options for moving from one job to another which in the end hurts GD because of the loss of qualified, cleared individuals who already are in the GD system & are part of its corporate culture & is an asset loss.

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      It is like watching chickens running around with their heads cut off.

      May 21, 2014 - Customer Service Representative in Sandy, UT
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      Pros

      Benefits and pay were decent for a call center. Insurance coverage along with 401k options was a plus over companies in the area.

      Cons

      Lack of knowledgeable leadership. Upper management could be heard screaming at supervisors. Supervisors lacked on floor experience and still expected to supervise! ? Job training was a joke, last minute tool training before hitting the floor, trainers had no practical knowledge of processes during phone calls, and once you hit the floor all training had to be thrown out the window. Internal help desk even for a contracted new project were near useless and would give bad advice or even disconnect. Flip flopped on policies that it took about 8 months for leadership to agree on. Bi - lingual skilled employees were mistreated by denial of shift changes, shift swapping, and taking the majority of calls that did not require a second language. Site basically changed their advertised hours and shifts. Reason why many people chose to work at the site was for Mon - Friday only. They changed the to a 24 / 7 site and during shift bid forced employees to take weekend shifts that they never agreed to.

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