General Dynamics NASSCO Reviews

Updated 21 Aug 2020

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  • "Pay is a little low for the San diego area(in 6 reviews)

  • "Instability, lots of watching over shoulder for lay offs(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Demanding job, Unfair compensation."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marine Electrician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics NASSCO full-time

    Pros

    -On the job training -Decent healthcare options -Full time

    Cons

    -Lots of promises, no follow through -Lack of common sense in dangerous environments -Tool theft

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  2. "Building ships"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at General Dynamics NASSCO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Building ships can be rewarding.

    Cons

    Rigid corporate structure. Not a meritocracy in engineering.


  3. "More good than bad days"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Business 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and steady business

    Cons

    Managers who do not have skills and abilities for the roles they are in.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "No life"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Area Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics NASSCO full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Frequent Overtime makes up for historically low salaries

    Cons

    Low opportunity for upward mobility. Very hostile work environment

  5. "Very good work environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journeyman Rigger in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and 401k plan

    Cons

    Not enough parking spaces for employees

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  6. "Outfitting"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Engineer II 

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

    Pros

    Nassco is a great place to work

    Cons

    Parking lots get full fast

  7. "Good job and easy interview"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Shipfitter in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They train you for 8 weeks and certify you as a welder or shipfitter or whatever student position you apply for that requires certification and its free!

    Cons

    Low salary during training but gets better after.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid NASSCO Material Analyst position if you've never been in the manufacturing or defense industries!"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    • The NASSCO people are very nice and welcoming. • There is lot of interdepartmental team building and cross-departmental training which is really great. • The benefits are good. The benefits administrator is stellar. • The Mission Valley facilities are very nice, and conveniently located. • The work hours are 7 am to 3:30 pm. There’s no traffic in the morning but learn the back-roads for the afternoon commute. • Every retail store and restaurant you’d ever need exists in Mission Valley, which makes it extremely convenient for lunches, or running errands on the way home. • There appears to be room to move around within the company, so if you can survive long enough, you could likely move up if you are so inclined.

    Cons

    • There is a lot of turnover in the department because of the low pay and toxic work environment. • People are forever in “CYA Mode,” so backstabbing is rampant. • The arcane MRP system is tremendously difficult to master with no formal training available. • Be prepared to take the NASSCO shuttle to the shipyard regularly (which inevitably eats into the time needed to complete a heavy workload). Driving your own car to the yard is impractical because there is limited parking. • Overtime pay was not permitted. • If you have never been in the manufacturing or defense industries, just skip it. You will not get the foundational training and support that you need to be successful from this particular department.

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  9. "I have work in repair"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marine Electrician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the fact there's training involve, classes.

    Cons

    You have to study on your on time.

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  10. "Repair"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics NASSCO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Fast pace. Challenging work. Safety, schedule, budget, and quality orientated.

    Cons

    The early hours. Be environmentally health precautious.

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