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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated February 18, 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Good employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    Great compensation. Wonderful co-workers. Very challenging.

    Cons

    Benefits being taken away. Unprofessional HR.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Very rewarding."

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

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

    Pros

    Work is very interesting and quite unique.

    Cons

    Benefits are ok, could be better.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "My Home"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Hardware Engineer in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Hardware Engineer in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, been here 32 years. Lots of interesting programs to work on. Great pay and benefits. Family Atmosphere. Happy customers that keep coming back, even when there are problems. Great technology.

    Cons

    The company is suffering from the current decrease in defense spending. Hopefully that will turn around soon.

    Advice to Management

    Provide employees with a rotation program so they can experience more of what C4S has to offer. More group and one-on-one communication with management.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "It has been a great place to work"

    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, great people and work environment, flexible work schedule, challenging and interesting work, nice health center, business rebounding

    Cons

    Our primary customer, government, has had budget issues creating business challenges and fierce competition. IT rules too restrictive and antiquated

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on long term objectives while continuing to make positive strides tackling near term challenges. Continue to promote from within and grow internal talent.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "There were many opportunities working at General Dynamics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were many opportunities to streamline processes, process improvement, consolidate workload, and cross train. Pay was good for those that had many years of service. I enjoyed the diversity of the company.

    Cons

    The state of the business did not allow for the company to keep all employees. Downsizing was necessary, but often looked as unfair.


  7. "Great Company all around"

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

    Pros

    The company personnel are generally very professional.

    Cons

    One has to like snow to work there in the winter months
    ELP program is fine, however, over hiring in this category leads to excessive middle management in the long run.
    Some senior ELPs could use leadership sensitivity training

    Advice to Management

    Maintain your knowledge base to the maximum extent possible. The customer might not always serve the best interest of the company when negotiating future contracts.


  8. "It was a great place to learn."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The job was very interesting. I learned a lot about technology that most people completely dismiss on a day to day basis.

    Cons

    This company is a great place to work. But, I just had to leave. After 13 years I just didn't get the same fulfillment anymore. If the top pay was better I could probably put up with a few more years.

    Advice to Management

    Get on track with other pay scales from other companies. If you've got a good employee, try to keep him or her happy. If he or she is not a good employee... Get rid of them. Dead weight really hurts the bottom line. Which in turn hurts a good employees top pay.


  9. "Awesome!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work for.

    Cons

    HR rushes to much. Give people a chance.

    Advice to Management

    Give perspective employees a chance to get back to you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    The company has excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Travel is expected for long periods.


  11. "Great place to work and learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Management Specialist in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Business Management Specialist in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GD-AIS provides great benefits including access to many online educational programs. Their lower level management team looks out for their employees and treats them as family.

    Cons

    Upper management too often only looks at the bottom line figure. They cut employee benefits and then treat themselves to lavish management off-sites at luxury hotels. Additionally, there is no type of mentor program for employees or young managers.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a mentor program and live by the same rules as you give employees.



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