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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated February 26, 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)

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  1. "Gdms review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time and 9/80 schedule plus lots of new employees bringing new ideas to the company. The culture is nice here.

    Cons

    Large corporation feel with emphasis on bottom line over all other things. More competitive benefits needed and fair salary between current employees.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more flexible since not everything fits into the same mold. Focus on helping the employees get what they need.


  2. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Multimedia Designer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Multimedia Designer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, decent benefits, good environment

    Cons

    raise potential, benefits package, communication


  3. "Pros and cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsfield, MA

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

    Pros

    Flex time is the biggest perk. It is especially useful when competing for resources.

    Cons

    Don't expect much in the way of promotions or raises. Getting promoted means changing jobs either within the company or changing companies. At the rate that promotions are given you could spend at least 20 years as an entry level engineer.

    Advice to Management

    If you want loyal employees then reward them. Currently, the self promoting job hoppers are the ones promoted and given raises.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer in Taunton, Ma"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Taunton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy commute.
    Very flexing on working hours.
    Good facilities.
    Decent pay.

    Cons

    Bonus is selective and not advertised it all within the company.

    This is mostly an integration company. Not a good fit for SW engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Management is totally out of touch with the people that actually do the work. In this case, engineers.


  6. "Software Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Allowed to work 9/80 work weeks (Got every other Friday off).

    Cons

    Moved office out of California to Virginia. Many people affected.

    Advice to Management

    Move jobs back to California.


  7. "Mostly great people, but watch your back..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    The employees and supervisors are great people with lots of knowledge and experience which they will gladly share. The upper management routinely shows their appreciation and respect for the employees with company sponsored lunches and awesome team building events.

    Cons

    The large corporation influence over the policies and practices at smaller offices seemed to permit, and in some cases encourage, certain employees to abuse other employees by unethical means in attempts to seize power and make them self look better before middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Just because an employee routinely comes to your office to blame and complain about others does not necessarily mean that they are the faultless victim. There is always more than one side to a story -- Be open to asking and listening to the opinions and concerns of all your employees.


  8. "Superior workforce, powerhouse company, terrible management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well established, huge range of projects, good business model, unparalleled quality of field technicians.

    Cons

    Middle (regional management and below) not communicative, not supportive of field employees, field employees asked to go the extra mile; efforts not reciprocated by middle management, disorganized, limited to no incentives, no pay raises or promotions for 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should place quality leadership at all levels, encourage middle management to support team members, company should reward employees rather than expect them to continue "making sacrifices" to meet bottom lines. Environment of very loyal employees but not much loyalty to employees. Field workers are the most skilled technicians in the market; they work hard to protect the company's reputation and are given very little in return.


  9. "Intern"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and culture environment

    Cons

    A lot of busy work

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "5 Star Company!"

    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

    Treats employees extremely well, much flexibility, room for growth.

    Cons

    Insurance benefits could be better.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    GD has good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and no longer loyal to employees



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