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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Reviews

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems CEO Firat H. Gezen
Firat H. Gezen
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  • "Gestion un peu vieille et peu permissive(in 2 reviews)

  • "Style de mangement traditionnel(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems

      Pros

      Great benefits and you get all holidays off paid

      Cons

      Getting up early in the morning

    • "Think before you apply"

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      Current Employee - Engineer in Camden, AR
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      great people very hard working

      Cons

      isolated location. poor organizational health, long days, no compensation for overtime, very little training

      Advice to Management

      empower and support your team

    • "Boom and Bust"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Healdsburg, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      A lot of interesting work at first. There used to be several of the best engineers I've ever worked with.

      Cons

      Runs on a constant boom and bust cycle. During the boom, they hire like crazy and make a lot of promises about future promotions and opportunities. During the bust, they lay off massive numbers of employees without remorse. I saw this cycle happen 3 times in the 4.5 years I worked there. The last bust was so bad that they almost completely gutted the engineering department. In the process, they dumped a lot of long -term...

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      Advice to Management

      Learn to value the employees that make your successes possible. Stop treating them as if they are expendable and replaceable.

    • "Good company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time

      Pros

      Because they're lean they're able to avoid frequent layoffs.

      Cons

      Culture is out of the 1970s. They're improving this.

    • "Test tech 2"

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      Current Employee - Test Technician in San Diego, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Company has ups and downs but steady work

      Cons

      During rewire time company comes down to cheap

      Advice to Management

      Wish that management spend more time with floor personnel that meetings on the office

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      "Dysfunctional Management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time

      Pros

      There are no Pros to working at this facility and company.

      Cons

      If you are applying for a management position beware. If you like to work in a political environment with a lot of back stabbing, lying and unethical situations going on then this is the place for you. If leadership does not like a decision you made then they will just fire you without a logical reason. You get no support from leadership to do your job. Leadership tells you to be an independent manager but they do not...

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      Advice to Management

      Lying and being unethical will get you no where. Stop ignoring problems and issues and deal with them instead of acting as if that organization is the greatest place to work. Support the employees who work hard and try to make that disaster of a place a better place to work by pointing out the problems and wanting to fix them. Stop praising and promoting employees who do nothing. Hold these people accountable.

    • "Cronyism - It's who you know, not what you know."

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      Former Employee - Engineer in Healdsburg, CA
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Most non management are capable and hard working.

      Cons

      Cronyism, unprofessionalism, (management) old boys' club mentality, immaturity.

      Advice to Management

      Healdsburg management needs an overhaul.

    • "Sr Assistant-Finance"

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      Current Employee - Payroll Administrator and AP Specialist in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      nice work environment, 9/80 schedule

      Cons

      limited mobility, constant company restructures.

      Advice to Management

      inconsistent rate structure

    • Helpful (1)

      "Decent for Non-Degreed Engineers, New to Aerospace or About to Retire."

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      Former Employee - Engineer in Bothell, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      This division was originally part of Rocket Research in Redmond. Basically they split most of it off into Aerojet (which is still there) and this division which handles one specialty. As a result, you may be exposed to some interesting contracts involving defense and the space industry. These look good on a resume and you can use your stop here before moving on to a better company in the defense or space industry....

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      Cons

      All of the managers and leaders have been here forever and were part of the original company. Most of the leaders here are awkward, anti-social engineers. Despite being a small work environment (50 people or less), some people will not even acknowledge (no nodding or smiling or hi) despite walking by them everyday for years. I think they've decided they are simply too intelligent to talk to you. If they worked in...

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      Advice to Management

      None (you guys already know it all).

    • Helpful (2)

      "Bad Management"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA

      I have been working at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time

      Pros

      This company has good pay and benefits.

      Cons

      Safety is not important here. Production is number 1.

      Advice to Management

      Stop blaming employees for management issues.

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