General Dynamics Land Systems Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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General Dynamics Land Systems President Danny Deep
Danny Deep
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Pros
  • "9/80 work schedule, flexibility in work assignments and projects(in 49 reviews)

  • "Health Benefits and 9/80 work schedule(in 33 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not enough diversity in upper management(in 18 reviews)

  • "Because of the nature of the work (government contracts), layoffs are inevitable(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years
      Featured Review

      Dedicated Company

      Sep 25, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Sterling Heights, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      GDLS truly cares about the warfighter

      Cons

      Slow to change processes and tools

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Mechanical Engineer

      Apr 14, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great company with great products

      Cons

      fast paced and lots of work

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Corporation on Welfare

      Jan 20, 2021 - Engineering Specialist in Sterling Heights, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Low stress, easy to maintain a good life-work balance. GDLS is a placed you go to collect a good paycheck and raise a family.

      Cons

      I worked there for 10+ years and left to acquire new skills and continue my professional growth. The company culture is improving but still pretty down. Department heads focus on empire building and push bloat into contract bids to maintain them. Nepotism is rampant, they only hire management from within and all managers are afraid to shake the boat. Their engineering design practices and processes, especially for Abrams is really behind. At the time I left 40% of their manhours were funded by Abrams Sustainment and they've been handed this chunk of money for 25+ years; it is a fine example of corporate welfare in the defense industry. At this point they are probably too large to fail, but I really hope other competitors (Oshkosh, Rheinmetall, etc) contain to take business away.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Self motivated, self managed individual with integrity apply within

      Jan 12, 2021 - Field Service Representative in Fort Bragg, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits are great. Plenty of paid holidays, vacation, health insurance premiums are good. Some potential for travel and TDY sometimes from 1 to 4 weeks per year depending on unit training calendar. The work is not hard but since you are the only one there to do it all the responsibility of starting and completing it falls on you and only you. If anything goes wrong or right its because of you so the role requires much responsibility, independence, maturity and time management.

      Cons

      The position continues to evolve and more documentation is required to justify the position which is important yet tedious. If you spend 20 min trying to install something and you are sifting through a bolt bin and ultimately install and torque a bolt, it needs to be documented. You are responsible for making time at the end of the day to do all your documentation for every job performed that day.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      not bad but not great

      Apr 13, 2021 - Financial Analyst in Sterling Heights, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      important company working in defense industry

      Cons

      unorganized and outdated. Working with the government isn't great either

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Work comes and go; get to work with some great people

      Apr 2, 2021 - Manufacturing Engineer in Anniston, AL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Has a Great working environment

      Cons

      Waves of work because of contracts

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      It is what it is

      Apr 28, 2021 - Operations Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a laid back job.

      Cons

      Management is bad and no transparency

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Challenging Environment

      Feb 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Sterling Heights, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Every other Friday off, challenging work, good experience, good people you work with.

      Cons

      Pay, HR doesn't take into consideration any prior experience unless its 5+ years. Promotions run very slow, very political, not much room for advancement, HR controls everything.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent Employer

      Feb 12, 2021 - Quality Engineer in Anniston, AL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, decent management, and goals I can get behind.

      Cons

      Can be layoffs due to the nature and volatility of the defense world and its budgets. All Anniston, Alabama locations are considered to be a "low budget facilities". Not the best pay for engineering, but decent for the area.

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Current leadership in absolute turmoil

      Nov 13, 2020 - Software Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job stability. You'll literally never get fired no matter how bad you are unless you are actively attacking upper management. It's a joke how some people can continue to maintain jobs when they consistently perform so poorly.

      Cons

      New leadership does not understand schedules or how to pace the software development. God forbid the customer should indicate the slightest frustration with the timetable of the project you are on - you'll be expected to work OT for the foreseeable future (which is a flat $25/hour for an extra kick to the teeth). Also extremely petty (they remove reviews here they don't like). Impossible to get a pay raise outside of HR's fixed brackets - which are the same regardless of whether you are the reason the project worked at all, or the guy who can't code a Fizz Bizz. The software "solutions" we are supposed to implement are just kludges. Software has no ability to innovate apart from what Systems tells them to do, and they haven't the slightest idea how the software works.

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