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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated 9 October 2014
Updated 9 October 2014
161 Reviews
3.2
161 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • benefits, training, responsibility, great people to work with; team-oriented (in 10 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits were incredible (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • HR and upper management are completely unaware of the male supervisors flirting with the female CSRs (in 12 reviews)

  • There are a couple big time asses that somehow manage to stay in middle management despite their incredible ineptitude and lack of people skills (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    GD is a great company and has tremendous benefits. It is the 3rd largest Military Contractor in the USA.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Account Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Client Account Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The company has great health benefits and retirement savings matching. I took advantage of their tuition reimbursement plan to get a Master of Science degree. The management at GD was also very open and direct about the vision for the company. I loved working to support the armed services and making difference on the war on terror.

    Cons

    Business decisions were not always well thought out by senior leadership especially in GDC4S and as a result, a lot of money was wasted on projects that had weak business cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GDC4S needs a new vision and growth strategy that is competitive to the offerings from Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and BAE. Being the best integrator of other people's technology will limit GDC4S to being a marginal player and will not be sustainable in the long term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good work experience with room to grow professionally

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Exposure to lots of different technology, interesting projects, and employees have a decent ability to manage career, hard work is noticed and rewarded. Good benefits and opportunities available.

    Cons

    Defence budget is constantly being cut. Impossible deadlines are continually being set and therefore always delivering late (common to most large software projects).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult designers for project estimates and consider shelving legacy products and starting new.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    GREAT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adminiatrative Support in Chantilly, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Adminiatrative Support in Chantilly, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Vacation, promotion are some of the most greatest things to work for GD.

    Cons

    I love the company values, also give you the opportunity to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    my experience at general dynamics was amazing.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operation Specialist in Tallahassee, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Operation Specialist in Tallahassee, FL (US)

    I worked at General Dynamics as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I like the my shift that i work and i like moving around to to learn different position.

    Cons

    I wish my contract job could have lasted longer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they need more entry level positon

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fair

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Good to work around and in a good environment. Company was very professionally ran, and they have good benefits overall.

    Cons

    Little upward mobility. While the overall mission was made clear, you never felt like you were contributing overall.

  7.  

    Good Employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Technician in Goodfellow AFB, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Technician in Goodfellow AFB, TX (US)

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great People
    - Focus on providing the best service to their customers
    - Good benefits package

    Cons

    - Salaries were on the low side when I was there (2009-2010)
    - Poor performance evaluation policies (Company scale was 1-5; everyone at my site was rated between 3 (worst employees) to 3.9 (best employees) because site lead didn't want to justify higher/lower ratings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kind of kills morale when you are telling your people the best they can be is "satisfactory".

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Career at EB

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in New London, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in New London, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Innovative. Contribute to national security. People stay a long time and sometimes multi-generational.

    Cons

    Parking, span of control, vacation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    8 Years so far

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are in the right division.
    Great PTO
    Good benefits
    Some good work spaces
    There's some good managers

    Cons

    AIS is currently struggling in the Scottsdale facility so it's a very stressful place.
    Old boys club mentality.
    The lowest tech company that claims to be high tech
    Open concept work spaces are terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to employees. They really do have good ideas.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great experience gained in my customer service career

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the pay was reasonable..experience great for resume...overall was quite a great experience for anyone seeking to expand their horizons .

    Cons

    training wasn't the most informative. i felt as if all the time in training was a complete waste..you don't actually learn what the job encompasses until you're actually on the floor.

    Recommends
  11.  

    It's an okay place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have long running programs. They still win mods which means plenty of work.

    Cons

    Not cutting edge stuff. Can be a bit boring.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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