General Dynamics Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
152 Reviews

2.9
152 Reviews
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General Dynamics CEO Phebe N. Novakovic
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • benefits, training, responsibility, great people to work with; team-oriented (in 9 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 10 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.  

    8 Years so far

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    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
  2.  

    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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    It's an okay place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time for more than a 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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  5.  

    Good at integration of engineering design and manufacturing.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics

    Pros

    There is a niche for your expertise.

    Cons

    Unions and there work rules. As a engineer, you could not.move.a.part from one area to another without a Union member pushing the cart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  6.  

    Experience at GD

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Buffalo, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Buffalo, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Diverse jobs to work on. Good lower and mid-level management. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Not knowing if we'll have work tomorrow. Lack of appreciation for extraordinary efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro-managing and appreciate your subordinates better.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    You get what you put into it.

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    Former Employee - Accounting  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Accounting in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment, good team and training, office culture was demanding but fair. Opportunities to move up were there if you worked hard. Work life balance was great.

    Cons

    Personal growth was a little hard since they would tend to stigmatize you into 1 role and look down on anyone trying to move into another area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time rewarding those who seek to better themselves and not hold it against someone who tries to move into another department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Completely Reliant on Department of Defense Contracts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people, for the most part. Change needs to occur, but nobody is willing to take the first step. Extremely risk averse.

    Cons

    Everyone is running scared. Staff has been reduced from 10,000 to under 2,000 in a very short period of time. More reductions in force are scheduled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect. Don't respond to them as though they are ignorant. You hired them for their intelligence. Be honest with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Pay was very good. competitive

    Cons

    Layoffs. Upper management stinks. they protect theirselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Like working for the union

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    Large company, business processes; ability to learn how the big guys do business.

    Cons

    Even though its a large company, in a day to day context, it's a small world. and it's all about who you know in terms of how successful professionally an individual will be. sometimes they forget, it's the employees, particularly the ones on contract that are making it possible for the executives, and the shareholders to make money. Obviously, corporate management matters, but sometimes the decisions needs to be made that benefit the employee, so that you can make them want to come back to work every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see above.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Chester, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chester, VA (US)

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was always ready and happy to help people

    Cons

    The management was very horrible and unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's ok for you to ask questions too

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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