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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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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. Featured Review

    "Really important work"

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    • 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.


  2. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Great people, pay, and benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons to working here

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management

  3. "software engineer review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    teamwork, close knit, good environment, well paid, easy to learn, great experience

    Cons

    sometimes unclear what they wanted from us, not enough oversight from full time employees, sometimes neglected, not enough mentors

    Advice to Management

    make sure there are more mentors


  4. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Buyer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Salary, care about employee wellbeing

    Cons

    The benefits package could use some work


  5. "Corporate Job but Still Feel Important"

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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

    Pros

    Great benefits and Important work

    Cons

    Corporate position makes advancement take a little longer


  6. "good"

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

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Pros

    room to move around to other positions

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Large confused company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regular pay, average benefits, decentralized management, some freedom of action

    Cons

    Few promotion opportunities, high attrition of young people, too many older engineers without ambition, frequent reorganizations as top management try to find meaning. This is in Cyber Electronic Warfare Systems (CEWS)

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be something you are not. Figure out what you are and just do it well. Attempt to identify and reward top performers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - IT Manager 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

    If you would like to support our military this is the company you want to work for.

    Cons

    Pay may be below average.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure locality pay is better than average. At the very least close to the average on the plus side.


  9. "Typical internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    exposure to defense contract work

    Cons

    you feel like “the intern” working here


  10. "PM"

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

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Pros

    Tough to leave the people you work with behind, great people.

    Cons

    Working additional hours consistently over a multi-year period