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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated December 1, 2017
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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 59 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)

    "Great place to build a career"

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    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to build a career, lots of opportunities for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Not many down sides, you are really able to direct your career the way you want it to go.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Need a change"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Adv Specialist - Planning & Material Control in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Adv Specialist - Planning & Material Control in Pittsfield, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GD-MS is a good place to work. I got to meet a lot of good people in my time here.

    Cons

    I am just looking for a change of pace. I have been doing the same job here for more or less than 10 years.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good for after college"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Good benefits
    * Great for out of college prospects
    * Bright coworkers
    * Flexible hours

    Cons

    * Upper management is non-existent
    * Not able to work from home
    * Overworked


  4. "Good company but you'll need to plan your own retirement."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Field Support Representative in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Field Support Representative in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, PTO, Work Schedule are all very competitive.

    Cons

    Retirement funding is insignificant enough to be worthless.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Advanced Engineering Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Advanced Engineering Support Specialist in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineering Support Specialist in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My position, each day provides me with new challenges.
    I enjoy the people I work with.
    The position provides for upward mobility

    Cons

    The corporate structure of General Dynamics does not lend itself well to smaller sister entities. The bidding process as a result is compromised.

    Advice to Management

    Structure smaller entities with systems and procedural requirements that are tailored to the culture of these smaller entities.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Logistical Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Pros

    Easy going friendly work environment

    Cons

    Changed work location a couple times because of lack of space


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Software engineering internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting work and a wide range of projects to work on. Actually work on important things, even as an intern. Paid well. Good focus on work life balance.

    Cons

    Honestly not to much to complain about as an intern

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Would have liked to retire..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Trainer Associate II in Fort Gordon, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Trainer Associate II in Fort Gordon, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package; mission oriented; opportunities to excel; educational benefits; Sr. Management is involved.

    Cons

    Para-military mindset; middle management can seem less than professional; opportunities for advancement are restricted; location matters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Keep an eye open for hidden talent and skills at remote locations. It's too bad that Congress changed the qualifications on the contract.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Flexible time and interest in change"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Variety of projects
    Challenging work
    Great coworkers
    Senior leadership team
    Interest to adapting work environment for younger workforce

    Cons

    Can take a while to move projects through certain processes
    Departments could do better to communicate with each other
    There needs to be more transparency between all levels of tenure

    Advice to Management

    I see a big improvement with management. Please continue to be more transparent through various levels from executives to individuals contributors and seek to inspire employees rather than just manage them.


  10. "Okay place, but there's better out there"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry standard medical benefits
    Frequent information exchange from managers
    Company has a culture of giving back to the community.
    Flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    No relocation offered for hires with less than 20yrs experience.
    10 holidays while competitors offer 12
    Low PTO offerings. History of taking away PTO
    Dumpy facilities, many lights don't work in the hallways. Sort of like working in a cave
    Aggressive hiring tactics

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times and update your benefit offerings. New parent leave, more holidays, more PTO are all offered by other DoD contractors. Your market research may tell you otherwise but I speak from experience. Update the work environment, its dingy and dark.


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