General Dynamics Reviews

Updated 29 April 2015
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General Dynamics CEO Phebe N. Novakovic
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Pros
  • benefits, training, responsibility, great people to work with; team-oriented (in 11 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits were incredible (in 6 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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  1. Shipfitter I

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Focus on employee relations is a priority

    Cons

    Transparency is not like private sector companies. One must accept this as its the nature of a defense contractor.

  2. Program Lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Flexibility
    work/life balance
    great benefits
    competitive pay
    great work force - lots of stability if contracts are awarded

    Cons

    a lot of politics
    every department is different - dependent on management style
    lots of bureaucracy

  3. Great place to learn!

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with a great team, supporting a great cause! Compensation was very competitive and coworkers were helpful and willing to take time during the learning curve.

    Cons

    My only complain was that I was injured on the job and had to use my own vacation time while I was out of work. Was not eligible for workers compensation for some reason, which I didnt really understand.

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  5. System Engineer (Consultant)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Some interesting engineering challenges and some good engineers

    Cons

    Too much Program Management control on engineering issues and too many little in-house kingdoms restrict innovation and productivity

  6. Customer Service Representative

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative (Customer Service Representative) in London, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative (Customer Service Representative) in London, KY (US)

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people; managers always willing to help in anyway... enjoyed my time there and learned so much.

    Cons

    Unorganized at times and lots of changes at the last minute.

  7. Mantech is a great company has wonderful benefits and they try to accommodate the employees

    Current Contractor - Financial Service Representative in Fort Rucker, AL (US)
    Current Contractor - Financial Service Representative in Fort Rucker, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    I am able to work 40 hours and often we are given an opportunity to go TDY to different other locations

    Cons

    It is a contract job, working on contract there really is no job security

  8. Retired

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Diversified position with many challenges

    Cons

    Stress levels in this job are extremely high.

  9. GD is chocked full of very competent engineers.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My experience with GD was that GD is interested in engineering success. I found this company to be very interested in meeting goals and, conversely, not so involved in internal politics as is common with other companies. This company was a breath of fresh air where everyone worked to make things work, as opposed to other companies where engineers work to build and maintain empires.

    Cons

    I only worked for GD for 2 years. I would have to concoct a "CON" here. I guess the only CON is that I don't work for them now.

    Advice to Management

    ...no advice.

  10. Systems engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taunton, MA (US)

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Management doesn't expect much from employee.... Country club environment

    Cons

    Poor Management, Lack of leadership. Extremely poor benefits package, worst wage/merit compensation....

    Advice to Management

    Wake up

  11. Just sign this so we can keep these parts moving.

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    Former Employee - Principal Quality Engineer in Lincoln, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Quality Engineer in Lincoln, NE (US)

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a decent group of people, and I enjoyed being around most of them. Compensation was fine for the Midwest.

    Cons

    The culture is entirely about keeping parts moving toward shipping. The normal response to a defect is to keep processing while the customer documents their acceptance of the failure. The entire company seems to have skipped school the day they talked about "continuous improvement." Management does not tolerate questions or any challenge of decisions. It's a very 1960's organization and culture. They mention the word "team" but being a team player means only that you do what you're told - what management wants. It's a demoralizing, stifling culture that drains the life out if anyone who wants to contribute to making the place better.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up. You're not smarter than the people working for you. And just because you talked your way into jobs you weren't qualified for doesn't make you right. And try to remember there are facts, and when you don't know something, those other thoughts you have are called "opinions" - and they aren't the same thing. Just because you're thinking something doesn't make it right.

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