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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Offers great work life balance compared to other companies (in 52 reviews)

  • Above-average pay, flexible work schedule, fairly quick advancement if you're worth anything (in 48 reviews)

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

  • Poor project planning and with little to no structured effort between groups (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Overall, a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people working here are top notch and are vested in the work that we do for our country.

    The company is working extremely hard to change its brand and identity within the organization. It has rolled out numerous "people excellence" programs to further promote a healthy workplace.

    The benefits are solid and respectable. The work schedules are flexible.

    Business outlook is looking up for the forseeable future.

    Cons

    Communication from management is not great (although this seems to be improving as of late).

    Managers are reluctant to let employees rotate into other jobs within the company as they don't want to "lose" good people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking a vested interest in what your employees are telling you. Make the rounds to get to know your employees on a more personal level as it makes them feel valued and not forgotten.

    Some sort of profit sharing or bonus structure would go a long way to make the employees feel like we are part of a team and working towards something together.

    Managers need to allow their employees greater flexibility in trying new things and looking for new opportunities for growth within the company. If an employee wants to try something new, help them get there! If you don't, they are going to look outside the company to fulfill those desires.


  2. "Program Finance Rotational - Great start for career"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good community
    Great job security
    Rotation program allows access to lots of different parts of the business

    Cons

    Lower pay
    Few benefits outside of healthcare

  3. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Pittsfield, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse set of products and services.
    Focus on DOD and IC products, company moving away from services/support work.
    5/4 work schedule available enabling every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Not integrated across all business units. Still often stovepiped organizations based on acquisitions in legacy AIS and C4S forms

    Advice to Management

    More transparency to employees as to business needs and issues. No need to hide bad news from employees, such as contract losses.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Solid Company Across the Board"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Director in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good balance of business necessities and concern for employees
    Extremely interesting work
    Variety of work
    Opportunities for growth for those who excel
    Good work life balance
    Good people that care about the job and each other

    Cons

    Vestiges of bureaucracy in some areas
    Not a flashy company, doesn't have a strong brand image among the general population


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Leading International Security Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Complex, diverse, and rewarding jobs.
    Stable, mature, growing company.
    Respectful workplace.
    Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Not as aggressively innovative as a pure technology company by virtue of the industry

    Advice to Management

    Continue to pursue top talent while addressing those who don't fit or perform at the level of the rest of the team.


  6. "Large corporation"

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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

    Excellent benefits and great support

    Cons

    Watch out when layoffs come...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented, open door policy. Excellent Management staff.
    State of the art technology

    Cons

    Limited training opportunity outside of organization in order to advance professionally

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Long Term Employee Perspective"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    High tech projects that sustain the United States as a dominant force in the world and/or maintain our safety at home. Intelligent and motivated team members. Competitive pay and benefits. Opportunities to lead. Opportunities to mentor, or be mentored.

    Cons

    Somewhat traditional and conservative engineering environment tied to/limited by government acquisition policies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the push to apply commercial agility to government contracting.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Visionary, technical Company that provides defense for our nation and the world. Cutting edge technology in C4ISR, Space and Ground Systems Technology. Great Leadership, Great Knowledgeable Employees, Excellent Culture

    Cons

    If you are a slacker, don't come here - you will be discovered quickly. These are talented, dedicated, very intelligent employees and management that don't tolerate under performers. If you contribute you will be rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work on culture development, leadership training and development and innovation! Sharon Dunbar, the HR of VP, is doing a great job leading a cultural revolution. Keep up the values and traditions that has made General Dynamics a trusted company for so many years.


  10. "Great company!"

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

    Pros

    Good hours and good people to work with.
    Good pay and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Management could be out of touch at times

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to be truly close to the people working for you. This could make a big difference!


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