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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Offers great work life balance compared to other companies (in 51 reviews)

  • Above-average pay, flexible work schedule, fairly quick advancement if you're worth anything (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management was aware of bickering and did not keep score (major plus) (in 38 reviews)

  • Poor project planning and with little to no structured effort between groups (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  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. Helpful (2)

    "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.


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  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company"

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is above average for the positions offered. Interns get exceptionally high pay. Actually interns are paid ridiculously well.

    Cons

    Nepotism in the higher ranks. Especially at the program manager level. Typically friends fro out side the company will get hired for chief engineer / deputy / program manager roles instead of the people that have been in the program for a while.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trouble Shooter in Lima, OH
    Former Employee - Trouble Shooter in Lima, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Plenty of overtime. Good retirement be nifty. Excellent insurance.

    Cons

    Lack of job security. Union seemed to help the lowest 5 % of workers instead of the people they should have been focusing on.

    Advice to Management

    Treat workers with respect. Almost as if you felt they were equals.


  8. "Chief of Aircraft Maintenance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Parent company is a solid entity- Mission Systems seems to be heading in the right direction. Sales seem strong for the next 4 years

    Cons

    No Loyalty to the employee. After working for them for 15 years, it seems they would rather pay someone less money and not give a good reason for letting a good employee go.


  9. "A great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dedham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dedham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great company with smart, innovative employees who work to keep our military, our civilians and our cyber space safe through our technology. We have strong benefit offerings and very competitive salaries. We have leadership that listens and, in fact, solicits feedback from employees.

    Cons

    I really can't think of anything that's a con.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep communications open and ongoing, This helps to ensure we follow the company ethos of Honesty, Transparency, Alignment and most of all Trust and ultimately helps makes this a super place to work.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Eh.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great supplemental benefits - short term disability, long term disability and life insurance. Good 401k vendor and returns.

    Cons

    Lack of career development. Very low annual reviews. When the federal government closes if you work at a customer site, you have to take paid time off.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "System Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Systems Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Systems Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair Lakes building location good
    Pond area nice to walk around to take a break
    Starbucks and Dunkin coffee good
    High quality huddle rooms, collaboration areas and conference rooms

    Cons

    Way too many levels of management
    Open door policy does not exist
    Pittsfield mafia is strangling the organization
    Asking for office supplies is like asking for a nuclear weapon
    Zero innovation and always waiting for the customer to tell the contractor what they want

    Advice to Management

    Flee like Lou did!
    Your inbred addiction to Pittsfield is dooming you to failure
    Get your BD people off their butts from preparing pursuit reviews and get them out into the field


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