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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  • upper management are blood thirsty to say the least (in 14 reviews)

  • Middle management sequestration in 2013 (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons to mention about the company

    Advice to Management

    recognize good employees to retain them


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best company's to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Advancement is great ,the company looks after its employees.Great work and home life balance.

    Cons

    The downside to this company is their referral program that helps them recruit employees into the company.

    Advice to Management

    Look for new talent within Senior Technicians

  3. "Anteon working for the employees as well as the customer."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    They respect and give incentive to each employee, the company vision is driven from corporate down to each employee. Anteon offers a wide variety of information technology and engineering services that help our customer do their jobs more efficiently and effectively, and from the corporate level on down the old adage of the "Customer is always right" helps define that through out our organization. The real philosophy impacts the employees because the corporate definition of customer also includes the internal ones, this fosters respect for your fellow coworkers. There is competition between business units but respect for each other is foremost.

    Cons

    Many locations so hard to make sure that each employee is performing to excellence or when they encounter a problem to assist in resolving the issue.

    Advice to Management

    Keep talking to employees and let the information flow.


  4. "General Dynamics IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    General Dynamics is an excellent company. Every aspect, here and on the East coast displays a company that genuinely cares about its greatest asset, people.

    Cons

    Since it is a contractor for a Government installation, it is possible for the company to lose the contract.

    Advice to Management

    Management of this company is very good, however I would like to see them offer the same hours and working schedules as the government. For example Alternative Schedules but most importantly, if a government installation closes, then GDIT employees should not have to use PTO to compensate.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work and Promote"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    General Dynamics has proven to be one of the best places I have ever worked. At a time when I felt I had gone as far as I could go, I was proven wrong with a merit promotion to the next level. There is also paid training for those seeking to advance their skills and make themselves more marketable by obtaining a degree or job related certification.

    Cons

    Any downsides I could list that are applicable to working at General Dynamics would also generally apply to working at any employer anywhere in the US. Some things are not specific to employers but are experienced more broadly by most everyone at one time or another who has been in the work force any length of time. There are however some in our organization that do not get the recognition that they deserve because their work, although vital to the mission is not as visible thereby leaving them to languish on the vine and seek other venues of employment. This is unfortunate for any company.

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees...even the quiet contributors. Recognize and know the value and level of contribution of employees even if they are employees who don't toot their own horns. Lack of improvement in this area, could potentially cost the company a good, loyal, hardworking employee. Having been with the company for as long as I have, I know that maintaining a quality work force is of great concern to the management team.


  6. "GD has been an excellent employer"

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

    Pros

    Support the defense of our country, focuses cost effective technology deployment, strives for success thrrough process optimization, supports work / life balance

    Cons

    Each business within GD acts indepentently, although ameanable to sharing when opportunities arise. business success dependent upon congress and the defense budget spending

    Advice to Management

    continue to drive excellence through cost effective solutions. assess market positions, and determine where emphasis on IRAD funding is required as well as potential mergers and acquisitions.


  7. "General Dynamics Satcom has given the opportunity to take care of my family."

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Newton, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Newton, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allows opportunity to balance work life with family obligations. Decent pay and benifits provided.

    Cons

    Understaffed at some levels which doesn't even out the work load.

  8. "Experience has been great"

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

    Pros

    Company has a great reputation. Very well organized and very good HR department.

    Cons

    Health Insurance benefits keep changing every year.


  9. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, stable, great people

    Cons

    Government contracts subject to Congress and the DoD funding lines


  10. "It has been a great job"

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The flexibility and time off have been a great help

    Cons

    Uncertainty of upcoming contracts with government

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about upcoming contracts being bid on.


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