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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. "Engineering Liaison"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work-Managers were very knowledgeable. Interesting work life.

    Cons

    No cons- had to relocate out of state


  2. Helpful (1)

    "gd"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it is a decent place to work, good pay but lots of hard work. Lots of working under pressure to satisfy the army.

    Cons

    bosses are unappreciative of hard work. Not all tools that are needed they do not provide to get the job done

    Advice to Management

    reward workers for the hard work. help members advance in their careers to advance

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    9/80 Work Week. Ok Benefits although reduced more and more each year. No micro managing and decent facilities which were consistently being upgraded

    Cons

    Lots of Favoritism.Culture of work place bullying and hostility. Lots of layoffs and done in small batches rather than large numbers so not to have to report to public as they are publicly traded. insulting pay raises 1-3 percent yearly and in some cases none. No accountability and management just wants to hear everything is OK even when it is not. Insulting incentives and rewards like a cheap Chetah pin when someone saves the company tens of thousands of dollars. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees well when you win large contracts and the company is doing well. Issue pay raises that keep up with cost of living.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at General Dynamics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. There's plenty chance's for growth. The benefits are great.

    Cons

    Some of the other CSR was very unprofessional


  5. "Accounts Payable Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the job it was in my field of education

    Cons

    Lay-offs. Must follow the company to find out when it ends.

    Advice to Management

    Let people know when contracts ending


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Project Manager/Systems Analyst in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Systems Analyst in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits, can obtain work all over the US with the government and/or aerospace (92,000 employees). Security clearances are needed depending on position and good to have. 401K match on day one.

    Cons

    Government contract work, so if contract is not renewed one is out of work and I'm unsure at this point if management deems to keep employees on and helps them look for additional opportunities prior to contract end or not. TBD

    Advice to Management

    Please add Pension back in addition to 401K match


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Logistics Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Sterling, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Annual raises have been about 2%.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities for promotion or lateral transfers to other positions. Not willing to make the necessary changes to make the company competitive in a changing environment.

    Advice to Management

    Layoffs are handled badly and difficult to move up the ladder

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Work for a couple years here then leave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Calibration Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Calibration Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    At the time - a pension, no more pensions. Flex time - when they let you use it. Decent pay.

    Cons

    I had 40 years service when I was laid off while they were hiring younger employees. Management thinks experience is over rated and if you have a "procedure" a monkey can do any job. Nepotism is rampant. Quality and Ethics are just posters on the wall.

    Advice to Management

    Management thinks experience is over rated and if you have a "procedure" a monkey can do any job. Well that may work with "Senior Staff", but laying off experienced "teachers" to hire young inexperienced workers and not properly training them is going to kill this company.


  9. "General Dynamics Contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Projects in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Projects in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diverse, friendly and cooperative work environment. Competitive contractor compensation. Great location in the middle the silicon Valley. Healthy food choices in the cafeteria.

    Cons

    Dated facility and some older stark style


  10. "Systems Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many contract positions available worldwide. Travel is required for may and deployment is always a possibility

    Cons

    The length of time that positions usually last depend on contract award. Some awards are pending and may not even be won

    Advice to Management

    Was satisfied with management


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