General Dynamics Mission Systems - Just don't go there | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (8)

    "Just don't go there"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Pros

    Pays the bills. If you don't have the professional/technical ability or qualifications for a role, it will not prevent you getting in or getting ahead at this company. Recent change of Eng Dir has been positive. Pleasant enough canteen with cheap good coffee, although there is an over-reliance on chips and other unhealthy options.

    Cons

    There is little to no regard for professional and technical excellence or development. The organisation in Wales is led by schmoozers and aggressive types, who do not have the underpinning professional credibility for their roles. Many people have (or develop) coping strategies oriented around setting their more able colleagues up to fail, and stabbing in the back. The "lowerarchy" are frequently allocated roles...

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    Advice to Management

    Ensure staff get appropriate work. Allow them more say in what they are assigned. Stop advancing staff who are just not technically/professionally respected by the people they will lead. Mandate suitable academic qualifications for each role. Open recruitment internally to fair competition before going external. That may slow the exodus of folk who are not getting appropriate work. Introduce zero-tolerance...

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    General Dynamics Mission Systems2016-09-10
  1. "Great!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good career progression, diverse business.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to rotate between different branches of the business such as Land Systems/Mission Systems.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-02-28
  2. "Lack of progression, poorly managed"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer 

      I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

      Pros

      good friendly people. flexible working

      Cons

      very messy management, little incentive to stay

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-07-14

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