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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated June 21, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Business Development
    Current Employee - Business Development
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedules, supportive management, focus on professional development (especially for young employees), lots of access to senior leadership

    Cons

    promotion/raise structure is not publicised/ communicated

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more about the important things


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    GDMS is a dynamic place with plenty of opportunities for advancement. Strong hire/promote from within culture and excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Pay may lag to the market average in big metropolitan areas.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to match or best the market

  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    my time, 401k, health insurance isn't bad

    Cons

    recruiting is a struggle, have to get people in the door


  4. "GD"

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

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good benefits, interesting work, unique opportunities to develop your skills

    Cons

    project-based company so it may not suit someone who is uncomfortable with change


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great programs. Good processes and support. Good facilities. Great area (Scottsdale).

    Cons

    Restructurings are difficult. Difficult to stay agile.

    Advice to Management

    Continue pushing the envelope in terms of innovative products and buisness arrangements to maximize customer's investments.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Getting better"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Constantly looking to improve. Access to management. Competitive pay when coming Ingo the company.

    Cons

    Promotion ladder is tight. Although this is a con it shows the loyalty the company creates for its employees. If your willing to move options open up.

    Advice to Management

    Have a career path available for more than engineering. The current changes are in the right direction.


  7. "its government"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    i like my team
    decent amount of provided lunches
    nice site
    hours are grueling
    980 schedules

    Cons

    repetitive work
    mainly government contracting
    hard to be creative with problem solving

  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The amount of paid time off is pretty great

    Cons

    IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO GET ADEQUATE RAISES

    Advice to Management

    Turnover costs more than just giving your employees decent raises. I have seen people leaving that were great assets to the company and had been here 10 plus years, all because they were not getting fair market compensation. GD wouldn’t budge with raises.


  9. "Senior Equipment Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Equipment Engineer in McClellan, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Equipment Engineer in McClellan, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The every other Friday off was a great benefit.

    Cons

    Their medical and health coverages are probably below average. Their raises are yearly and usually didn’t keep up with medical increases.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit how they run the McClellan office.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conover, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conover, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, "my time", never had to work a weekend

    Cons

    No room for growth without a degree regardless of your ability
    Rather low compensation
    Poor attitude regarding change and better practices (seems to be typical of government work)


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