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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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Pros
  • Work-life balance here is great, the 9/80 schedule is definitely a plus (in 67 reviews)

  • Good focus on work life balance (in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • Most employees I know have little to no motivation to work (in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management was aware of bickering and did not keep score (major plus) (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A company that looks to the future and is always trying to improve"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working at GDMS as there are many opportunities to move both upwards and laterally. They are constantly looking for ways to get the employees more engaged and ensure that they are making positive movement from employee feedback. They also take care to ensure that they are not left behind from changes in technology and business and are always looking to adapt and be agile. I love that we help our war fighters maintain a competitive advantage over their adversaries, and that our work can help keep them safe. They recently introduced a job rotation program which allows us to try out a new position if that's something that interests us. They also allow many positions opportunities to work from home which is very handy at times.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems that the only way to really increase compensation is to switch positions. While pay increase is somewhat steady, it doesn't seem like much sometimes when inflation takes its toll. There are pockets of bad managers who demoralize their employees, however, the majority are good (which is rare in companies this size)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find the mangers that are not doing a good job, and weed them out.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager - San Jose"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, challenging and engaging work. The work we do saves people’s lives.

    Cons

    Need to proactively seek new opportunities and define your own growth path

    Advice to Management

    Help employees to map their growth but otherwise keep up the great work!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advanced Project Associate in Kilgore, TX
    Former Employee - Advanced Project Associate in Kilgore, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with great people. No micro management their and your ideas and input is important to them.

    Cons

    Laid off from company during reduction in headcount.

    Advice to Management

    Pleasing customers to the extent that they abuse your generosity costs employees jobs. Completed product needs to be shipped to customers immediately or they need to be charged to have it stored for them until they are ready for it to be shipped.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Principle Field Support Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    I get to work with a great bunch of guys and really enjoy the technical nature of the job.

    Cons

    Travel has gotten to be too much and the trips are too long.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Network Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pays well for cost of living in area. Free coffee. Every other Friday off.

    Cons

    No technical career track. People are forced into non-technical management roles for promotion.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Information Technology/Software Developer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun things like drone races, boat races, etc. open door policy, can IM top execs, very people first, laid back, incredible work life balance

    Cons

    slow to get projects done, poor communication in some forms


  7. Helpful (1)

    "More Challenging and Potential Work Elsewhere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with my colleagues and developing software that keeps our country safe.

    Cons

    I felt like career growth was not possible at General Dynamics. My merit increases were only keeping with inflation even though my performance reviews were higher than average and I live in an area where engineers are only raising their wages dramatically. Benefits are reduced every couple of years.

  8. "Interesting work, not much upward movement."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work was interesting and rewarding.

    Cons

    There did not appear to be a leadership development program even for top performers.


  9. "Test Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is very aggressive at getting new business

    Cons

    Company is very disorganized and totally does not know what they are doing.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company / Come Check It Out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work / Great People / Great Mission

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet. Although there are some long term employees that don't realize what a great company this place really is. They keep talking about the "old Motorola days". Get over it! This is a new company, with new goals, new people and new ideas. It is a great place to work. The company pays well, has great benefits, great flexible schedules and the hours are not long. Leadership is very good. People just don't know how good they have it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


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