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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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General Dynamics CEO Phebe N. Novakovic
Phebe N. Novakovic
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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.  

    Good work experience with room to grow professionally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BD and Marketing in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - BD and Marketing in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    Great people, entering new markets, good technology, treat employees with respect, provide good tools and facilities to get the job done

    Cons

    Senior management out of touch and seem to not know how to grow the business. The old ways will not work anymore. The business model is broken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The old ways can't keep the company a float. You need to expand your strategy to new markets and new products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bureaucratic Nightmare

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics

    Pros

    There were lots of things there to learn

    Cons

    Everything needed to be done yesterday. Poor management

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  5.  

    Mediocrity rules at what used to be a great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Dynamics (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some extremely talented people in the industry have worked there at one time or another.

    Cons

    The extremely talented people have left, either voluntarily or not. Mediocrity ensures that you will have a long life at GD. Weak middle management continues to foster that environment. Social ties trump merit. The HR department protects itself. Belt-tightening efforts have cut muscle and bone, rather than fat. What it is left is complete inertia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Elevate employees who have proven themselves, rather than those who have marked time at the company. Put people in place who can actually implement the corporate vision, not micromanage to death what is already working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very friendly and relaxed environment and a lot of team and individual work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Interesting work with room to advance in the company

    Cons

    When things are slow, it can get boring

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in London, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in London, ON

    I have been working at General Dynamics

    Pros

    location with respect to housing price

    Cons

    poor advancement possibilities based on seniority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat senior employees with respect

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    What a mess, but good place to wait for retirement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Contractor in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Job Security, Free Fridays, relaxed environment

    Cons

    What a mess... Professional level is very low, no decision makers, a lot of idiots around....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your management system. Two-tier management clearly doesn't work...

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    my experience at general dynamics was amazing.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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