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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance encouraged from most managers (in 48 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Very poor upper management support for employees (in 36 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great company, but compared to other tech companies, it's below average."

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

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

    Pros

    - Lots of PTO
    - Flexible schedule
    - Lots of projects (aka work)

    Cons

    - Average medical/dental/vision insurance
    - Below average salaries
    - No moral (Not even a little)

    Advice to Management

    Offer more compelling salaries.


  2. "Changing culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very high job security
    - Good compensation

    Cons

    - Reduced morale with company merger and reorganizations
    - Non-hackers are promoted and reassigned

    Advice to Management

    The company is growing, but people aren't resourced to operate like a large company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Finance and Billing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At that time, good benefits (I cannot speak to any changes since then).
    Decent wages for position held.

    Cons

    Standard with any large gov't contractor - reorg/downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk in areas of Ethics and Compliance and evaluate internal departments regularly.


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  5. "You better be comfortable in a fireman's suit because all you do is put out fires."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Program Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to some extremely important facets of defense contracting.

    Cons

    Depending on the program you work on, fixing issues ad-hoc is the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about implementing a mentor/knowledge transfer program and start doing it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities due to the size of the company. They compensate very well.

    Cons

    There is an overall lack of flexibility for remote employees. There is no true bonus structure in place. Negotiate when you start!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Working for GD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, you feel very good that your doing something for our troops

    Cons

    A lot of politics with some of the administration


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible and always changing atmosphere.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are few and far between

    Advice to Management

    Hire internally for management positions and engineering positions before outsourcing


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Huge problems on the horizon"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good capabilities and programs. Customer loyalty is what is keeping the company afloat. Customers will be the key component for success.

    Cons

    Company in big trouble pending DOD IG investigation. Likely debarment as a result. Problem is in CEWS and involves clear violation of procurement rules.

    Advice to Management

    Implement better ethics training.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to coast to retirement"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - 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 a year)

    Pros

    - Mostly 40 hour weeks
    - Easy work
    - Great place to work if you want to coast to retirement. There are several decade old projects that stick with the same technology they started with, so you won't need to worry about keeping your skills up to date

    Cons

    - Mediocre to average pay except for those in high positions
    - No bonuses
    - Your skills will die here if you get stuck on one of their aforementioned decade old projects, so it's not a good idea to stick around for too long if you're not at the tail end of your career


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer I"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is doing well and growing at many locations. There are diverse opportunities available in different specialties. Benefits are improving on a yearly basis.

    Cons

    Pay rate is consistent with the average in the area.



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