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General Dynamics Information Technology Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 18 Nov 2019

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Amy Gilliland
244 Ratings
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  • "Sometimes it takes longer for upper management to address employee concerns(in 54 reviews)

  • "No Cons really, but more paid Holidays would be nice(in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Great Team, Support and Office"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Higher compensation

    General Dynamics Information Technology2019-05-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent learning experiences, but better ones exist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers and direct management. Proud of the specific project and mission that we are a part of.

    Cons

    Upper management pretty disconnected. Salary is okay but below the market rate. Benefits are pretty garbage. HR claims that they want to recruit and retain young workers, but the education and commuting benefits do not convey the same goal. The job is fine for getting into DC and the contracting market, but can get your foot in the door working on similar projects, but making more money, elsewhere.

    General Dynamics Information Technology2019-11-18
  3. "GDIT is a decent company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Information Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    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.

    General Dynamics Information Technology2019-09-04
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of career opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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

    General Dynamics Information Technology2019-06-26
  5. "Poor Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Acquisition Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Money, Good Hours, Desk work

    Cons

    Horrible Training and Support from upper management

    General Dynamics Information Technology2018-09-09
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
     in Sandy, UT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at General Dynamics Information Technology

    Pros

    -Easy work -Nice co-workers -Clean break-room, restrooms, and call center -Safe and secure location -Decent incentive bonus during open enrollment

    Cons

    -There is little to no efficient communication. They will preach "chain of command" (in other words, don't bother upper management, go to your supervisor) but my dudes- the chain is WEAK! -You can laugh at that fact as you pass the posters saying all of the GDIT teams work together. -Hope you get a supervisor that is there to work. Otherwise, you and your team will suffer with misinformation, forgotten or... misplaced info, and your stats could go south if your sup isn't in the know of how to sub your time/segments. -Very gossipy and unprofessional sups and upper management. I even had one of the "floorwalkers" - "the smartest guy in the call center" personally tell me that I shouldn't make any complaints to HR because it would bring down morale. -Their SWP (team that schedules your shifts/time off/segments) is an overpaid joke. They spend their time pushing in segment that will eventually be deleted and in the mean time place unprecedented no call no shows on your record. You can complain to your sup, you can complain to management, it wont help. -Good luck changing your schedule, even with a class schedule doc, they will not accommodate, they will probably ignore you and just never get back to you. -Regular pay raises, what pay raises? You may get one if it's company wide or if you move to another team, but other than that, nope. -There is no paid vacation time accrued. You can BUY yourself unpaid hours during open enrollment. Otherwise, you rely on sick time, and that is accrued very slowly.

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    Advice to Management

    For sups: Do your work, stay at your desk, know your job. For managers: We won't come knocking and breaking the aluminum chain if the above wasn't an issue.

    General Dynamics Information Technology2018-08-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on your manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I haven't personally experienced this but I assume working at such a large company there are many opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    Absolutely no collaboration or interest in change. Pretty much a parent/child dynamic with upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Actually believe that best idea wins and treat your employees like they are your most valuable asset.

    General Dynamics Information Technology2018-08-22
  8. "Decent place to intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere is relaxed for interns - not a lot of pressure or high expectations. Managers recognize that contracts administration is boring - willing to send interns to visit other GDIT sites to increase the allure of the job. Employees delegate meaningful tasks to interns after they've proven a certain level of competency, but also provide guidance and support as needed.

    Cons

    Stale work culture with high turnover. Some employees audibly dissatisfied with upper management.

    General Dynamics Information Technology2018-05-30
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Research Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job, looks good on resume, good pay for first time job, decent benefits

    Cons

    Little to no upward mobility, upper management unhelpful, lower level employees starting making less after raises were put in place and management would not tell us why, low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut your employees paychecks, more opportunity for learning and upward mobility

    General Dynamics Information Technology2018-04-26
  10. Helpful (12)

    "Con-artist company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Background Investigator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beneifts, PTO, work life balance

    Cons

    This company is the absolute worst. It is the most stressful and poor management that I have ever encountered. Upper management doesn't respond to your inquiries unless another superior above them contacts them for you. Managers doesn't respond to emails or phone calls, you have to continuously call (at least 5 or 6 times to get an answer) and forward emails (at least 3 or 4 times) hoping that you get a response.... When you do, its normally after a deadline has passed and you have been penalized for not meeting the metric requirements, and of course if you don't, you don't get a pay raise. Imagine that, doing all of the field work and not getting a pay raise because your managers lack of communication. The manager is never penalized for their lack of communication or lack of professionalism but sends out weekly emails out for individuals to meet the metric requirements, what sense does that make? For this job as a background investigator, they tell that you they will reimburse you for mileage since you drive your personal car and that they will give you a credit card for job related expenses (parking, obtaining records etc etc). BI's are told that they would drive in any direction up to 40 miles (this was reasonable since we are driving our personal vehicles), this has dramatically changed to 100+ miles in any direction, truth is drive wherever as long as you don't end up in another state. And the reimbursement for mileage is a lie. When you put in your for mileage reimbursement, they subtract that from the job related expenses that you had to use the credit card for, like parking or obtaining records. For example, say you drove 90 miles, the total reimbursement for that would be $45.00 and you used the credit card to pay for gas to drive those 90 miles, say that equals $35.00 and then you pay $10.00 for parking, so your overall total is $45.00, yeah you guessed it, you don't any reimbursement for using your personal vehicle, it all goes to the company card that you had to use to do the job. The background investigator gets NOTHING. And when you talk to the manager, they tell to you drive even further. This company is going downhill, it is always being bought out by another company (3x times since I've been here). It sucks and they take advantage of their employees. The job stress is high because of the lack of communication and constant reminders of metrics that you can never meet because your manager, and yes, you get days off and great benefits but at the cost of constantly being stressed? No thanks.

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    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees.

    General Dynamics Information Technology2018-04-11
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