General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Reviews

Updated 9 Jan 2021

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3.1
57%
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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems President Firat H. Gezen
Firat H. Gezen
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "nice work environment, 9/80 schedule(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good location and currently on 9/80 schedule(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good program"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Subcontracts Manager III in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time

    Pros

    Contract active for over 20 years. Very knowledgeable team.

    Cons

    No work life balance, expectation to work at least 50 hours/week.

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  2. "Good Benefits, Lacked Training and Stable Management"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great experience in the industry and exposure to government contracting. There is opportunity if you're a self-motivated and can handle dealing with a lot of unknowns.

    Cons

    There were a lot of changes in management and a lack of good training/trainers for those new to the industry. This seemed to cause a lot of anxiety and stress. However, it seemed this was starting to turnaround when I left.

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  3. "GD-OTS"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Program Control Analyst in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time

    Pros

    A great company to work

    Cons

    Need to be more flexible

  4. "Good place"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Schedule is nice with 3 days off per week

    Cons

    Heavy work load and management will ride a good horse in the dirt

  5. "This has been an awesome experiance."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Control I in Red Lion, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent starting wage, a lot of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Pretty disorganized. Sr management has little to no understanding of the job duties of their direct reports.

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  6. "Poor Management with a Culture Stuck in the 1980's"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Average Pay for the field Average 401k match Work a 9/9/9/9/4 schedule

    Cons

    Very poor onboarding process Tons of tribal knowledge Poor management Not Diverse Nepotism + Favoritism No Mentorship No Training opportunities Bad/Rude culture Senior employees won't teach or share workload Senior Leadership bullies employees HR advocates more for the bully than the victim

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  7. "Toxic culture, no work-life balance, not enough support"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One good thing that has happened is there is a new Director of Operations that has been hired on and he seems to be getting more involved in all aspects of the business. He can see the company with fresh eyes and make an honest assessment of where the company is falling short. They've also brought on a Continuous Improvement person who I found to be very knowledgeable in his field and could make some great changes if given the proper support. There are also a handful of people over there that have not been jaded by the environment and are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    In my time at this company I have never heard one person raise their hand and say, "That was my fault, I take responsibility." It's very cut-throat and you will be thrown under the bus. This applies to the leadership level and down to the production floor. This lead to animosity between team members and just a toxic environment where everyone was working just to cover their own tails. It was normal to be working 11, 12, 13, 14 hour days including weekends and if you did not work as hard, you were looked at as not being "engaged" or being a team-player. It's worse when you're salaried. What's the point of having a 9/80 work schedule if I have to work on my off-day? Boundaries need to be set and time off has to be respected. 80% of the staff there is burned-out and they do not even know it. Same mistakes are made each day with no lessons learned applied which leads to extra work for everyone to play "catch-up." The volume of work is high and there is not enough support which leads to everyone being overloaded.

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  8. "ok place too work"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Scranton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    a lot of work, future is bright

    Cons

    need more workers, current workers are over worked

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic abusive environment"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA

    I worked at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Only half the shop are lying backstabbers.

    Cons

    Your arms aren’t long enough to pull all the knives out of your back.

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  10. "Senior Manufacturing Engineer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Learning about the military and needs they have for manufacturing.

    Cons

    Too much overtime and late nights.

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