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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Offers great work life balance compared to other companies (in 51 reviews)

  • Above-average pay, flexible work schedule, fairly quick advancement if you're worth anything (in 49 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. Helpful (5)

    "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rewarding work; Strong Senior Leadership Team; Opportunities to grow and drive change.

    Cons

    Large company equals bureaucracy (but that's the same at every big company in this industry)

    Advice to Management

    Improve mid-level management


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Positive attitude and approach in a tough market"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager 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

    Important mission, relevant offerings, team spirit, and a track record of success.

    Cons

    Huge market headwinds, but positioned far better than most. This is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give up. You are on the right track. All businesses are cyclical.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great technology; great programs

    Cons

    Government contracting isn't great right now

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up; your communications to employees are great


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Committed to the soldier, advancing technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

    General Dynamics is a great company, GDC4S's work is in an interesting intersection between technology and defense. The company is getting through sequestration well.

    Cons

    The benefits are slightly less generous than what the federal government offers, but still decent.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Engaging people and challenging environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Cutting edge company and intelligent employee base

    Cons

    Large corporation and a lot of bureaucracy much like any large company

    Advice to Management

    Developing a long term strategy and sticking with it


  6. Helpful (3)

    "The company is doing a great job treading water in the current economic climate company to others in the industry."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent work force motivated to work with teams. Strong and friendly management rewards those based on performance not how hard you try.

    Cons

    The company is struggling to keep costs down considering the sequestration. A lot of unknowns in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Bring more youth into our aging plants to help energize the workforce and change the current culture.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The best 34 years of my life."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Document Control Coordinator in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Document Control Coordinator in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part about working at General Dynamics was the people that I worked with. It was also very close to my home. I loved the 9/80 schedule and the flexible hours. It was actually fun to go to work! It was my dream job.

    Cons

    The down side was our Corporate Office didn't seem to support our particular facility. We felt like since we didn't work on the east coast, we didn't matter.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to upper management would be to pay more attention to the people that work for you. Take time out of your day to show that you care about us and you appreciate the work we are doing for you.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "The best experience of my career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Support in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Support in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were beyond great. There was a bond that went well beyond the conference room. The compensation was at least a Birdie if not an Eagle (better than "par").

    Cons

    My experience ended in June of 2011, when the company was starting their cost savings effort, when I was laid off. The health of the company is directly coupled with the governments economic efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Do everything possible to stay a good family, beyond the money I was a contributor. I see that slipping away, and it makes me sad.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company I worked for GD-AIS before"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for - I worked their before

    Cons

    Nothing at this time - Thanks

    Advice to Management

    Please hire me


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company to work for !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Tech in Taunton, MA
    Former Employee - Test Tech in Taunton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work for loved it there !

    Cons

    Cuts after 12 years ! so sad

    Advice to Management

    Make every one part of the team !


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