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General Dynamics Land Systems Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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General Dynamics Land Systems President Gary L. Whited
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  • "Pay and benefits are exceptional" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Gvery good pay, lots of travel and experience with cutting edge technology" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really starting to invest in its work force. They have great benefits and opportunities. A lot of exposure.

    Cons

    Can be a slow moving industry.


  2. "Great Company Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, flexibility in work assignments and projects

    Cons

    May need to work overtime and weekends when needed

  3. "Promotion based on who you have lunch with not work performance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are exceptional.

    Cons

    Managment and supervisors are yes men with less knowledge than employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "General Dynamics early career review"

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

    I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people, opportunity to move job roles (if you ask!), relatively flexible schedule (department/boss depending), fairly stress-free

    Cons

    not a ton of training opportunities


  5. "Great employer in London, Ontario"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time

    Pros

    General Dynamics Land Systems is a great employer, they provide a lot of opportunity to develop your skills and learn. The work is exciting and dynamic.

    Cons

    Defense business is contract dependent and layoffs are commons.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with employees during downturns.


  6. "Highly NOT recommended"

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    Former Employee - Stryker Maintenance Mechanic in Fort Lewis, WA
    Former Employee - Stryker Maintenance Mechanic in Fort Lewis, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have a good job security as long as you don't stab someone's back at the bar.

    Cons

    Everything you possibly can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Please stay home after you expired from the military


  7. Helpful (7)

    "It's not WHAT you know, it's WHO is in your corner .."

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people to work with, every other Friday off (9/40 work weeks), some people have worked their whole lives in the company - long term is possible.

    Cons

    Communication isn't always by official channels. Lots of things through the rumor mill long before leadership admits it. WHO you know and who can vouch for you matters more than your actual skills. Still some remnants of "old boy" network although that may be changing.

    Advice to Management

    More open communication, please. People facing layoffs don't want to hear rumors of them months ahead of time. You'll lose your best talent to those rumors because they don't want to take the risk of staying around to survive the storm.

  8. "Great for those who like travel"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic II in Fort Lewis, WA
    Former Employee - Mechanic II in Fort Lewis, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gvery good pay, lots of travel and experience with cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Hours can be long and working environments can be extreme and hazardous.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Supply technician"

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    Current Employee - Supply Technician in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Supply Technician in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a pay check

    Cons

    Good old boys club. They promote their friends and then tell you we don’t They tell you one thing and do the exact opposite. They don’t care about the employee until the union comes around then it’s all about the employee

    Advice to Management

    You people need to buy a clue. The employee looks to you for guidance and they act accordingly if you want to be the work place of choice then start act like the leaders you think you are and not the leaders you have shown to be


  10. "Grueling"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting projects, plenty of hands-on opportunities as an engineer if you're interested.

    Cons

    Innovation constrained by an old-school manufacturing mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Programs of Record require different BD and IRAD commitments than new development. Stop resting on your laurels.