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Updated July 14, 2018
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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. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are ok just got new computers

    Cons

    Irate consumers and lunch should be 1 hour

  3. "It was a job, pay was decent and hours were ok."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, KY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If your performance was good, you could choose your own schedule out of a select few. Also there were sometimes bonuses for coming in if the weather was bad, or if your team did well, etc.

    Cons

    Some of the callers are difficult, they don't want you to do anything but review scripts in your down time, sometimes the calls are back to back like any call center.

    Advice to Management

    This can be an incredibly frustrating job and sometimes we don't see the end result of helping someone, so efforts go unnoticed. The employees should get some type of recognition for resolving issues and working hard. Maybe a team potluck once a month, or something to keep It interesting.


  4. "Love this company, but it could use some work."

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    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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Offer a program to pay for your Master's degree, as long as the manager approves of it and is similar to your working field.
    -Option to contribute percentage of pay to Roth and 401k.
    -Lots of training opportunities, but this depends on your manager and how flexible they are with funding you.
    -Flexible time! This is one of my favorites because I don't need to take time off of work to take appointments. You work 9 hours a day to have every other Friday off.
    -80 hours of Sick time (or however you wish to use it), 3 floating holidays (to use however you wish), and 7 or 8 company holiday. Depending on how long you've been in the company, you receive 2-6 weeks vacation days a year. Can bank up to 250 hours of vacation.
    -Availability of more interesting projects is on the rise due to change in company outlook. They're always changing (attempting for the better).
    -Offer pet, dental, eye, and health insurance.
    -People are very nice and helpful, but there are some older folks who still have the mentality of "my job is my job security, so I'm not going to be much help."

    Cons

    -Large company and can be hit or miss depending on which manager you have directing your spending.
    -They have a high turnover rate of young employees (age 30 and below).
    -Health insurance could be better. HSA makes it more manageable.
    -Interning is on the boring side. You spend most time learning about the company, and can be slightly misleading for when/if you accept a full-time position. (Again, this depends on your manager)
    -Feels like half of the company is retiring. This can be beneficial because you learn a lot about the company and how things work from experts, or people who have been at GD for 10+ years.

    Advice to Management

    I have loved working here, and I'm not sure of what I would have to offer to management.


  5. "Medical record reviewer"

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    Former Employee - Medical Record Review in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Medical Record Review in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home remote employee

    Cons

    Department was sold to another vendor

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Unsafe"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits on the first day

    Cons

    Unsafe working environment in the factory, poor air quality


  7. "Quality inspector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, easy, not a lot of hard work, opportunities to advance if you are in the right department, they cater to employees as far as making sure we are safe and have everything we need. 2 weeks off during the year for shut down.

    Cons

    Not climate controlled, extremely hard to get raises, stuck in time warp, just like any other job, favoritism is shown to certain employees until the employee makes someone in management upset and then they will do whatever they can to make you want to quit

    Advice to Management

    Review employee raise policy. It should not be in the hands of the supervisor but based off of skills learned within the company

  8. "Program Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, interesting work, challenging

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons at the moment.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Business Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    - Working with very smart people
    - Important work
    - Challenging project

    Cons

    - Some politics at the top
    - East coast management not connected to AZ culture

    Advice to Management

    Listen to local employees


  10. "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.


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