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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated March 21, 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. "Customer service specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Place to work. Great Training

    Cons

    Site closed. 600 people laid off


  2. "No complaints"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Team oriented. Good training. Available time off. Holiday pay.

    Cons

    Shift bids. Seating arrangements. Short breaks.


  3. "Accounts Payable Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Logistics Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Work for a couple years here then leave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "General Dynamics Contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "DO NOT APPLY AND DO NOT EXPECT ANYTHING BUT MISERY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Currently Customer Service Representative After Test Score Analyst in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Currently Customer Service Representative After Test Score Analyst in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay and benefits

    Cons

    This is a company of WAY too many egos in one building. Tell you that you are not allowed to go to the bathroom, and the leadership and trainers set you up for failure and promote self doubt rather than build confidence.

    Advice to Management

    Please monitor the supervisors more closely and the trainers as well. This site will close if their is not a major restructuring of the way employees are treated. They are set up for failure and their confidence is crushed and the site will suffer due to this. Without each person, the numbers are not there, if the numbers are not there, then the leadership looks like a failure and the site will be shut down and a new location will be opened with the hopes of better success. So many fresh, new employees start their first training day with the glow of acheivement and the optimism of learning quickly in order to move up to a leadership role one day. They lose that glow and optimism by day three after being told too many times that they are just a number, and "I couldn't care less how you do when you take the test and hit the floor. If you fail, I'll be giving you the parade wave as you are escorted out of the building, Bye,:" Then there are no two supervisors with the same answer for any question that is asked of them. The whole site needs a major restructuring of the leadership pyramid and new processes need to be utilized to ensure that the employees are treated with respect so that they enjoy their jobs. This will make them strive harder for success. Their confidence and optimism should be encouraged and maintained. A confident and optimistic worker is a hard and dedicated worker. This will make their numbers look good, thus the sites numbers look good.


  10. "Information Security Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Security Officer in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Information Security Officer in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. It is a large company that has a small company feel if you work for a smaller business unit. Lots of support from management.

    Cons

    Very rigid work environment. Not a lot of room for creativity. This is by design so it is not for everyone.


  11. "Safe job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipfitter in Bath, ME
    Current Employee - Shipfitter in Bath, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good Benifits good people

    Cons

    Too much Drama , hard work

    Advice to Management

    Get out of our way



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