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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated 9 September, 2014
Updated 9 September, 2014
154 Reviews
3.0
154 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 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.  

    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

  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 for 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 for 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. 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
  7. 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
  8.  

    Good Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Technician  in  Goodfellow AFB, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Technician in Goodfellow AFB, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    - Great People
    - Focus on providing the best service to their customers
    - Good benefits package

    Cons

    - Salaries were on the low side when I was there (2009-2010)
    - Poor performance evaluation policies (Company scale was 1-5; everyone at my site was rated between 3 (worst employees) to 3.9 (best employees) because site lead didn't want to justify higher/lower ratings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kind of kills morale when you are telling your people the best they can be is "satisfactory".

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Career at EB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  New London, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in New London, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Innovative. Contribute to national security. People stay a long time and sometimes multi-generational.

    Cons

    Parking, span of control, vacation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great experience gained in my customer service career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    8 Years so far

    • 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 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

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