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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance here is great, the 9/80 schedule is definitely a plus (in 64 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 (2)

    "Incredibly Important Work!"

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    • 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

    Terrific employees who serve heroes. We connect and protect warfighters and first responders.

    Cons

    All businesses have down cycles in their markets, and C4 Systems continues to weather theirs as the U.S. Army rests following two wars which have taken a tremendous toll.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of your immediate opportunity with Mission Systems to form an even better company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "GD-AIS is definately the company I have worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I have learned a lot and enjoy the co-workers

    Cons

    There really aren't any that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. Helpful (2)

    "I had a great experience and learned so much while being challenged in my day to day duties."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun work in the mechanical group, smart people, everyone availanle to ask for help, work is always growing/changing, every other Friday off is awesome

    Cons

    Overtime not regularly approved / compensated

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with the engineers, not just the leads


  4. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for

    Cons

    Leaner benefits than some other major defense contractors


  5. "Too many time i have taken this review enough is enough"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good people working there working as robots

    Cons

    everyone is working scared and there for working as robots


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great to work for!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great leadership within the office.

    Cons

    Beltway traffic for those who live west of the office.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Inspector I"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector I in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector I in Taunton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Contractor General Dynamics Mission Systems is the prime contractor for the U.S Army tactical communication networks. I received excellent reviews of my work ethics fro the Director of Quality and my immediate Supervisor

    Cons

    My contract ended due to slowdown of Incoming Material to Inspect

    Advice to Management

    To retain Contract hires to enable chances to become Full Time GDMS employees

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great Fellow Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are top notch, working schedule is 9/80 so you get every other Friday off, which allows more work/life balance.

    Cons

    Working under contract can get ridiculous and iffy. Advancement means moving from current location depending on the size of the team you have.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your door open to your workers and mingle as much as time permits.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to work coming out of school!"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. The people are what make it awesome place to work. Everyone is welcoming and inviting. The company culture is also super awesome.

    Cons

    I don't believe there is anything bad about it. I have enjoyed working there every day and am thankful for all the experience I have gained working there.

    Advice to Management

    Hire talented people and the company will keep on growing. Keep pursuing business that keep the company growing.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Principle Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good salary.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to rise if not specifically working within the Corporate structure.


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