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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated March 20, 2019
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  • "Difficult to progress career wise at remote locations (little to no opportunities)" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Really important work"

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    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.


  2. "First year"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lot of experience. Great first job and hands on.

    Cons

    Not a fast paced environment.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very Positive and professional work environment

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult, due to lack of transition of people


  4. "Good benefits, good pay"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-I in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-I in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health and dental insurance. Decent PTO. Above average pay.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy. It can help but often harms productivity.


  5. "Its a Job"

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    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It has benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Too much micromanaging and no direction


  6. "Company review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with.
    Supervisors are good to get a long with.
    Benefits is ok.
    There is a letting work/lift balance here. Mostly all over time is mandatory.
    Hardly to no stress in the field of work.
    GREAT PLACE TO WORK IF YOU HAVE A ENGINEERING DEGREE.

    Cons

    Work for 1yr, haven't really learned anything in that year.
    Everything is done by seniority.
    Not a place for a average worker that's trying to make a living.
    starting salary if no good for anything that lives on there on.
    Not a place for someone that is looking for a career job.
    Some people will not do as there told.
    Its way too laid back.
    More for people with engineering degrees not for a average Joe.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to treat all the employees the same way.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Mission, Great People"

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

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

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance and 9/80 schedule
    Great people
    We do important, meaningful work
    Stability and growth opportunities
    Work with latest and greatest
    Leadership listens
    Perks

    Cons

    Some (not all) of the upper level execs do not really understand the challenges we face in a very competitive market. That being said, the partnership is becoming stronger and an effort is being made to better understand so they can help assist more

    Advice to Management

    We have some really great people doing some really great things and that make me very proud to be a part of GDMS. I have learned so much from my manager and other hiring managers I have partnered with, it makes it much easier to love what you do when you really appreciate who you are doing it for! I would suggest executives continue to listen to employees and continue to learn and make improvements based on what they hear, not on monetary reasons alone. I look forward to many more years here

  8. "GD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Incredible company to work for

    Cons

    Corporate control can be trying


  9. "Operations specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GD has great benefits/compensation package. 401k match 6%

    Cons

    I don't have any cons at this time


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsfield, MA

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

    Pros

    Great team of people working towards a common goal of supporting the Navy

    Cons

    People move internally too frequently