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General Dynamics Land Systems Reviews

Updated 19 Jul 2019

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General Dynamics Land Systems CEO Gary L. Whited
Gary L. Whited
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 work schedule, knowledgeable staff, interesting product line(in 45 reviews)

  • "9/80 work schedule gives you every other Friday off(in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not enough diversity in upper management(in 18 reviews)

  • "A bit of workplace politics (alot of people are scared of their job security) and nepotism was present(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing, Flexible company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, exciting environment, friendly people

    Cons

    As its a new company there is currently a lot of change going on

    General Dynamics Land Systems2019-01-24
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great potential and some fantastic people but senior management are jeopardising it all."

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    Former Employee - Technical Coordinator in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits Interesting Work Excellent People Great Location

    Cons

    Morale at an all time low Management have ego issues! Promote ineffective staff that just kissed the managers feet. Senior managers really don't know what they're doing (to the point they cause chaos and blame it on the sucker that's kissing their feet) No internal succession if manager/snr manager wants to keep you without promoting Salary poor in comparison to similar roles in similar companies Sending staff home in...

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    Advice to Management

    Look at the amount of good people that have left. Snr Managers need to give their staff respect. You work with intelligent people allow them to speak, as a Snr Mgr you don't have to know every detail of everyones role, this is why you have SME's! Use them. There were some really good people due for a promotion and could have made a genuine difference as a whole. Doesn't matter what department, EIISS/production/PMO or...

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    General Dynamics Land Systems2019-07-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Land Systems

    Pros

    The pay is really good, but that’s all for pros.

    Cons

    Centralised control leaves little room for real decision making. Slow moving. Poor process discipline: everything in each department is a fire fight when it doesn’t need to be be.

    General Dynamics Land Systems2019-07-17
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Company is Good but the Management is Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Land Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    > Good benefits > Good work offices > Great people to work alongside, interesting and diverse set of individuals > Project is fascinating

    Cons

    > Management don't listen and play games with peoples careers > It's all fixed, don't be surprised to see an unqualified inexperienced individual get a job they can't do because they bend over backwards to say yes to the "boss" even when yes can't be done in reality. > Nepotism is rampant throughout the whole establishment > Everyone has an angle it would be naïve to say otherwise but most people would...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, treat them with dignity and respect and you'll get the best out of them. Almost everyone I've worked with just want a bit of credit for their efforts instead of blame for when it didn't work out. Stop promoting the people that rely on others to do their work and just make bad managers feel important because they are willing to kiss their feet and say how amazing their ideas are instead of investigating...

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    General Dynamics Land Systems2019-03-28
  5. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Oversees assignment allows for greater flexibility

    Cons

    Old company stuck in its ways

    General Dynamics Land Systems2018-04-23
  6. "GENERAL DYNAMICS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Telford, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Understanding and helpful. Give training to employees. They are good employers, look after staff. Job is rewarding.

    Cons

    Very hard work you come home tired most days. HGV type work. Management could do with showing a bit more helpfulness when confronted with technical problems.

    Advice to Management

    Don't listen to team leaders they can be biased.

    General Dynamics Land Systems2015-12-31
  7. "Experience"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the time I worked there

    Cons

    Dependent on government contracts

    General Dynamics Land Systems2019-07-19
  8. "GDLS-C on the decline"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in London, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with overall. Interesting product to work with. Vacation time, flex time, and benefits are good for the salary employees. For years this place was a good place to work, with job satisfaction and supportive management, but things started to fall apart around 2016.

    Cons

    Too many bureaucratic processes to work through. No acknowledgement from management levels that you even exist, let alone did a good or bad job. Once you are in a position, almost impossible to move around. Bad staff development & training. Too many make work projects are added onto to the normally busy workloads. Poor morale in the past few years, and getting worse. Have been losing customers and major contracts...

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest with the staff, the suppliers, and the community and admit how bad things really are and when the expected closure date is. If GDLS-C is being cut back to a small operation to only support the CDN fielded fleet, and most people are going to be let go, say so early so people can plan out their futures.

    General Dynamics Land Systems2019-07-03
  9. Helpful (1)

    "general dynamics pros and cons"

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    Former Employee - Fabricator in Anniston, AL

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

    Pros

    working with different military systems, interesting work

    Cons

    company has frequent layoffs very poor job security

    Advice to Management

    employee's need basic stability

    General Dynamics Land Systems2019-05-09
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair salary. Good benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities in Canada.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employee involvement in decision making.

    General Dynamics Land Systems2019-04-26
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