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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated April 13, 2018
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General Dynamics CEO Phebe N. Novakovic
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  • Upper management is still very conservative and not as open to adapting to current trends (in 16 reviews)

  • Some middle management needs to be removed (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Advanced Project Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    Great manager and co-workers. Enjoyed my job duties and all the knowledge I learned while working there.

    Cons

    Got laid off after two years on the job due to head count reduction.

    Advice to Management

    I had a great manager and would gladly work for him again.


  2. "Mostly Good People, but not all"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Marion, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Marion, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    good pay and benefits. Challenging work. Mostly very good people to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management (esp operations and proposals) at the facility (Marion, VA) were inept regarding composites and leadership skills. The work balance between employees was very skewed. Definite favoritism and politics vs. getting customer work done.

    Advice to Management

    to corporate mgt, audit local mgt. Recent encounter with still current employee at an airport indicates the facility has changed which part of GD they fall under, but local upper mgt hasn't changed. Perhaps productivity problems are at that level.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging and great work fir akk

    Cons

    Outdated management techniques slow down development times

    Advice to Management

    Let innovation flow, do not block projects behind red tape


  4. "Inspection"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    Easy interview process, fun to work at

    Cons

    There's not much con, overall good


  5. "Good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Keep you busy 9/80 is great

    Cons

    None yet very secure environment

    Advice to Management

    Equality is good


  6. "Working at NASSCO"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Buyer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture and manangement are team-oriented and very supportive of employees.

    Cons

    The salary is not worth the amount of work you are involved in on a day-to-day basis.

    Advice to Management

    Review employee salaries.


  7. "good job"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, god pay, good travel

    Cons

    have to travel a lot

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New London, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New London, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Important work. Well financed. Able to work on challenging technical projects.
    Fairly flexible hours and work practices. Company has operations in many areas of the country for possible transfer.

    Cons

    In the area I worked in there was at times lower attention paid to innovation. Many of the contracts were government based. Resulting on a rather rigid focus on project scope.

    Advice to Management

    Create areas of innovation within the organization that focus on particular technologies that would move the company forward. Even if the focus areas are slightly off from short term business focus.


  9. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People, growth options, development opportunities

    Cons

    HR is slow and process takes a while


  10. "Competitive Salary not much else"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bath, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bath, ME

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

    Pros

    Salary is higher than most local places

    Cons

    No promotion opportunity, high deductible health plan, very little time off the first 10 years, no flex time


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