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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Flex time and 9/80 schedule plus lots of new employees bringing new ideas to the company (in 60 reviews)

  • Offers great work life balance compared to other companies (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management was aware of bickering and did not keep score (major plus) (in 39 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer I
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair compensation, flexible hours (depending on department), not micro-managed (also depends on department).

    Cons

    Most of the people in the company are much older.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed working there and networking with employees within the company. Great visibility of top leaderships.

    Cons

    nothing negative to say about General Dynamics

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Hard work, dedication and talent don't go unnoticed."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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 environment with great people at all levels. Salary is decent. Benefits are competitive. Company invests in employees education and training. 401k matching.

    Cons

    As with almost all defense contractors, the business cycle are determined by forces other than market conditions. Layoffs sometimes happen as contracts end, markets dry up and business units consolidate. Contractual requirements can seem burdensome.

    Advice to Management

    The merger is an excellent opportunity to make amends with your employees who were upset by the last round of belt-tightening. It seems that we have turned a corner and better times are ahead of us, but people are still not convinced. My advice is to put your employees doubts to rest.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Management improving employee experience"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Kilgore, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Kilgore, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The merger between AIS and C4S has put forward a great executive leadership team that is working to find the best of both organizations and move forward with that. They have performed surveys and focus groups in order to bring employees together and find out what employees need the most.
    I have had the pleasure of working with the executive leadership and heard how passionate they are about regaining the trust of the employees, investing in them, and making GD MS a better place to work as well as a more profitable company.
    If you are willing to work hard and take control of projects, it is noticed. Management has gone out of their way to increase recognition for going above and beyond.
    Lastly, if you have an issue, they are willing to work with you to solve the problem and if you are a hard worker they will do what they need to to keep you happy.

    Cons

    Obviously with some 13,000 people it is easy to feel lost in the organization. The on-boarding process needs some work but there are already teams assigned to improving that and developing a mentoring program.
    There are tons of employee resources available, almost too many to sort through. From education assistance to classes and certifications. Sorting your way through all of that can be difficult.
    Doing the basics of your role will not get you promoted. Do I see this as a con? No. Go above and beyond if you want to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going! A culture change is not easy and it has to come down from the top and it is actually starting to do so. Actually listening to employee input and making changes is great. And thank you for reinstating free coffee everyone knows engineers run on caffeine and sugar.


  5. "GDIT"

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    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in Burke, VA
    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in Burke, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse work environment and career opportunities

    Cons

    Not much exposure to customer


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Principle Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Look at their Website for open positions

    Cons

    Look at Funded positions, since they also have unfunded positions


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Security Lead - ISSO"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plumas Lake, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plumas Lake, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment. Loved working with knowledgable/professional people. Pay was low to begin but with time I was able to raise it to a level I was satisfied with. Good benefits with 401K.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for promotion. Pretty much had to wait for someone to move on and then compete. In fairness the work was at a customer site with a government customer and this limited the opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    On the whole management was good and looked after their folks, there is always room for improvement but on the whole I had a good experience.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Freehold, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to grow, everyone is friendly and willing to help.

    politics are at a minimum(happens more at the executive level towards competing companies)

    Cons

    couches are too comfortable makes you not want to leave the lounge

    Advice to Management

    donuts


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Was Formally GDAIS"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work. Professional leadership, inclusive of employee impute and life work balance.

    Cons

    During my time with the company I found none

    Advice to Management

    Keep it the good work and culture


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for.
    Very good 401K plan
    Many beneficial programs for employees
    Makes employees feel part of a great team that will do great things

    Cons

    Nothing to report for cons.
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    Advice to Management

    None.


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