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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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  • "Difficult to progress career wise at remote locations (little to no opportunities)" (in 20 reviews)

  • "People don't know where their job stands when they fire upper management or relocate them" (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Mechanical Engineering Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work! You learn how to do real engineering design and analysis. People are super friendly, kind, and helpful with all sorts of questions you may have.

    Cons

    There aren't enough General Dynamics locations in the Southern USA.


  2. "Project Manager Intern"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager Intern in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager Intern in Taunton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of learning experiences, and a wide variety of projects to work on

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility in the Project Management Department

  3. "Eight years with GDMS, most of them remote"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Motivated and talented colleagues
    Interesting and challenging projects
    Benefits
    MyTime, vacation days are good as years accrue
    Schedule flexibility depending on which group you're in

    Cons

    A lot of churn depending on contracts
    Frequent management changes
    Remote employees are now persona non grata
    Groups are silo'd to the point of inefficiency

    Advice to Management

    Communication could be better. Encourage use of growing development techniques and tools.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, competitive pay, career growth opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    PTO accrual not the best when first starting


  5. "Really important work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Taunton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A committed, patriotic workforce.
    Lots of locations and varied projects, if you’re inclined to roam.
    Adopting Agile on most new projects.
    9/80 schedule.
    100% 401k match.

    Cons

    Not much to speak of other than it’s a large defense contractor with a lot of rules such as timekeeping.

    Advice to Management

    Try to flatten out the management structure a bit. Too many layers drives too many meetings and wasted time.


  6. "Don't work here"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k match of 6% at 200% is nice.

    Cons

    You can easily get laid-off when between projects.


  7. "Stable, boring work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Pros

    Nice facility and easy interview process.

    Cons

    Low respect for employees. Little intellectually-challenging work. Contracts often lost. High turnover for younger employees.

    Advice to Management

    Actively engage younger employees.

  8. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    General Dynamics is a great company

    Cons

    I have no cons to list at this time

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management at this time


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, decent benefits, different projects

    Cons

    PTO is lacking, on 96 hours / year

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. "Good place to work, flexible schedule, dame problems that most large companies deal with."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work life balance allows active lifestyle outside of the office.

    Cons

    Slow movement up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive in helping employees map out growth.


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