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General Dynamics Land Systems Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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General Dynamics Land Systems President Gary L. Whited
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Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule, knowledgeable staff, interesting product line (in 43 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule gives you every other Friday off (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Not enough diversity in upper management (in 17 reviews)

  • Business is 100% dependent on government contracts, which is affected by the whims of politicians and Army leaders in Warren (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere and progressive; also innovative

    Cons

    I have Nothing negative to share


  2. "Reliability Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Reliability Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Reliability Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable Growing company due to diversification into both defense and commercial markets. Diversity in hiring practives as well.

    Cons

    Push to hard on expanding size of government contracts rather than focusing on producing maximum customer value in minimum time.

    Advice to Management

    To drive up Customer Acceptance rate of completed development projects, add value to your metrics, along with budget, time-schedule and scope. Rapid innovation improves value.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "NET Trainer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - NET Trainer in Fort Lewis, WA
    Former Employee - NET Trainer in Fort Lewis, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    (I worked here BEFORE 2013, but that was the earliest option for last employed years)
    Pay is good, but the guys you work with are great! General Dynamics takes care of its people when they are on the road by providing decent accommodations and/or hotels to make sure you are comfortable. Management is willing to work with you and make sure that you are taken care of. I had a great time working for GD, and would again if given the chance.

    Cons

    Travel to different job sites for around 10 months at a time. If you are married it is a long time away from the family. Corporate management is always looking over the shoulders of site management.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part, I think that the site management is doing a great job. Find a way that the employees do not need to spend so much time away from their families.


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  5. "Work life"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work Life Balance 9/80 schedule
    Excellent employee association with many activities for employees

    Cons

    Training, recognition and promotions are scarce

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and recognize the hardworking staff


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Old Boy Network All The Way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Logistics Engineering Specialist in Saint Clair Shores, MI
    Former Employee - Logistics Engineering Specialist in Saint Clair Shores, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional co-workers committed to do a great job with little supervision. Challenging work assignments. Fitness center and employee discounts.

    Cons

    Poor management, unethical directions and outright fraud. Clueless H.R. department unresponsive to employee concerns. Layoffs of senior team members due to pay grades, no mentoring. Incompetent managers.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate ethical lapses. Clean the H.R. house of incompetent managers. STOP CHEATING THE GOVERNMENT!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Working for General Dynamics"

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    Former Employee - Systems Design Integration Engineer-Physical Architect in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Design Integration Engineer-Physical Architect in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work when available. This is nothing more that a giant contract house, with o/t and ability to work weekends is a plus.

    Cons

    Don't take this position unless you need the work , once the project is finished they begin to get rid of everyone, including directs.


  8. "While it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working environment and pay were fair. Met a lot of good people.

    Cons

    Gov contract dependent jobs fluctuate rapidly. The first thing the company will do to show better profits is shed personnel. No one is immune.


  9. "Supply Technician"

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    Current Employee - Supply Technician in Sumner, WA
    Current Employee - Supply Technician in Sumner, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging Work and ability to work without micro management

    Cons

    Work load is not steady. Feast & Famine.

    Advice to Management

    Need to automate. Technology is way behind other companies


  10. "Excellent Company To Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Project Manager and Senior Engineer Specialist in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager and Senior Engineer Specialist in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for General Dynamics Land Systems for many years. The management and peers were wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything negative to say. This was a wonderful company to work for.


  11. "Former employee of defense contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling Heights, MI

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Serving the US Armed Forces

    Cons

    It had a stifling culture.


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