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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Offers great work life balance compared to other companies (in 50 reviews)

  • Above-average pay, flexible work schedule, fairly quick advancement if you're worth anything (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management was aware of bickering and did not keep score (major plus) (in 38 reviews)

  • There is little to no regard for professional and technical excellence or development (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Working at GD"

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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 Mission Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    GD offers great programs with steep learning curves. Having the ability to be flexible with my hours is an added plus. GD is consistently growing and demanding more from their employees while pushing you for success.

    Cons

    Salaries at the starting level tend to be more on the low side in comparison to other defense contracted companies.


  2. "Great Company to work for."

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting and consequential work opportunities.

    Cons

    Many ambiguous and conflicting policies.


  3. "It's a job."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable business. Decent benefits. Good culture at this location. Some opportunities to advance. Lots of potential to learn new things.

    Cons

    Large corporation. Small close knit culture is slowly going away. Processes have created new challenges. Matrix can be confusing. What else?


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  5. "Contracts Manager"

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    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with incredibly competent leadership at the highest levels. The Contracts team based out of Scottsdale, AZ is also ran incredibly well. They had my back and valued my input. Overall the company is a good place to be, particularly if you support our military and want to work on programs that protect our country.

    Cons

    The satellite office I worked at was under constant transition. Though we had direction from "up-top", it seemed like office management did their best to turn non-issues into big customer problems because of lack of trust between departments. Upper management was aware of bickering and did not keep score (major plus).


  6. "Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Taunton, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Taunton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Having every other Friday off 9/80 schedule
    Laid Back Environment
    Being able to work on army projects
    Travel across the US to various locations

    Cons

    Climbing the ladder takes too long
    Travel can sometimes be back to back trips
    recognition from work goes noticed
    pay is not competitive compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Pay a competitive salary
    Give employees recognition for hard work and room for advancement


  7. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very solid technical skills. Overall led by technically trained staff versus marketing/finance

    Cons

    More visibility about strategic changes


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Slow, boring, and stagnant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    plenty of job security when the defense industry is doing well

    Cons

    tedious process, boring work, many lifers just trying to defend their cubicle


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Changes are being made, but..."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good as compared to the employment in the area.
    Develop products that directly impact our military.

    Cons

    Very poor engineering management! Will take advantage of engineers treating them like indentured servants. The cost of good pay is tolerating the unprofessional and retaliatory nature of management.

    Advice to Management

    GDMS has a bright future but needs to purge the middle management who continues to abuse engineers.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Out after 9 years."

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good people to work with. Benefits are good. PTO is good as well.

    Cons

    No possibility for promotion unless you smooch the right rears. Upper management is a joke. This location is inconvenient. It is everyone for themselves mentality. This place is the worse.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Let the next gens have a shot. Quit ousting good employees so that you can save your self. This place should be shut down.


  11. "Many better options in area"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent software team working with cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Management sucks. There are no fun perks of working here. Employees are frustrated and under payed for the type of work in the area. Management is horrible with providing training and does not want to invest in its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to the area. Treat employees with respect



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