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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated 8 Nov 2019

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3.6
68%
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80%
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General Dynamics Mission Systems CEO Chris Brady
Chris Brady
26 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "With almost 22yrs. with this company it gets worse every year."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Pros

    All my coworkers are top of the line willing to help out at any time. We are a Union shop.

    Cons

    The pay is not that good for the work we do. The company is having a hard time finding qualified people to fill the positions they have open because of the low pay scale.

    Advice to Management

    Start for once and listen to the people out on the floor that make all this possible. If it weren’t for all of us there would not be a General Dynamics in the first place.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-07-06
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start."

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    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    GDMS is a great place to start your career.

    Cons

    A person can move up only to a point. Do not plan on working up to a manager or leadership position because if you are good at your job they will not promote a person up.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people into technical manager positions that have not done the job that they are going to be in charge of.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-07-03
  3. "A nice place to work, meaningful projects"

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    Former Employee - Principal RF Systems Engineer in Chippenham, South West England, England

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly, honest, committed to ethical business practices and quality

    Cons

    Being a defence company, not optimum for fast moving commercial technologies.

    Advice to Management

    One size doesn't fit all.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-07-01
  4. "very poor work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the mission, very bright people

    Cons

    poor work life balance no appreciation for work done before working at GDMS

    Advice to Management

    the skills needed to be an outstanding engineer are completely different from those necessary to be even an adequate manager

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-06-29
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Typical of large companies"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Technician in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Easy work , good pay

    Cons

    Too many people in support positions( IT. Facilities, security)that have no clue what they are doing and are promoted while those that work hard are never promoted

    Advice to Management

    Support department need to have more oversight so that you can see how little some people actually give to the company

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-06-21
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great tech, better culture"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work on truly cutting edge technology in defense of the nation, good ideas rise to the top, comparatively low internal corporate bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Still more bureaucratic than purely commercial endeavors, workforce diversity (age, gender, and race) is improving but needs to be better.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing new... hire young, hungry engineers, deliberately find/create unclassified programs for them to work while waiting for security clearance approval.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-06-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary is competitive and the benefits are great

    Cons

    Being a remote site, you tend to be forgotten.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and continually communicate with employees.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-06-01
  8. "Base engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and very competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Regulations regarding some of the projects.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-05-25
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good start"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and secure job

    Cons

    Boring with no real engineering work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people more

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-05-24
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Some projects are great, but most are dull"

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    Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Startup culture, flexible hours, great people

    Cons

    Dull work a lot of times

    Advice to Management

    Bring in better projects

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-05-19
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