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General Dynamics Mission Systems Engineer Reviews

Updated 21 Jul 2019

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9 Ratings
  1. "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
  2. "A nice place to work, meaningful projects"

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    Former Employee - Principal RF Systems Engineer in Chippenham, South West England, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly, honest, committed to ethical business practices and quality

    Cons

    Being a defence company, not optimum for fast moving commercial technologies.

    Advice to Management

    One size doesn't fit all.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-07-01
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of vision, hampering growth"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Newbridge, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    friendly and knowledgeable people to work with Have a positive and 'can do' attitude Flexible working arrangements can be made

    Cons

    management have set a strategy that no one can believe in and follow through Workforce de-motivated through lack of contracts little training or development management Year end appraisal has little to do with the actual pay & bonus awarded

    Advice to Management

    Define a positive, diverse strategy

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2013-07-12
  4. Helpful (3)

    "If you have talent then not for you, lower intellect can do better"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Hastings, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Pros

    large company and if you have no talent then you can join it and get to retirement

    Cons

    The package is has mandatory salary scarifies that you will have not agreed to when you start and there attitude is you should have not taken it. the company creams the pension rather then propping it up. they have dubious dealing including paying back handlers to customer friends to help wining contracts but cant even get it right to work. Some of the staff are really good but most are bums on seats and talent-less...

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    Advice to Management

    build something that works rather then been so afraid of failure and risk.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2010-09-04
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Heroes and others"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Hastings, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Pros

    If you don’t have much talent or even knowledge of you specialist area this is a place you can be part of a head count. It pays well but benefits are salary scarified so it might turn out that it does not pay as well as you agreed to also not that relocation has habit of being reduced back after 6months. You will not be work too hard, unless you are actually useful. You can go to coffee when ever you want, in-fact...

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    Cons

    Do not rely on honesty or integrity, senor management scarified that years ago to get where they are. All that maters is the EBIT figure to retain there position. Other lower down the chain are frightened to stick the head out even when they see wrong been done. Some of your pears will be virtually unemployable anywhere else particularly in administration, HR, quality. If you want to do interesting work and work hard...

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    Advice to Management

    Tighten up the ship break down the fear culture by sacking those that say wait a minute or disagree with you, lean what you business is. Reword handwork rather then those that suck up best

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2010-06-01
  6. "Interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work with cool technology Good Salary Good PTO

    Cons

    Poor employee investment Work life culture

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-07-22
  7. "really bad"

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    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    commute, clean air, 1-2 nice people.

    Cons

    managers are idiots, everybody is related.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-07-19
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work, sometimes coworkers contracts abruptly end because of money issues."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    On a team with engineers around my age and share similar interests

    Cons

    Coworkers contracts end abruptly then everybody gets put on a team with a large amount of money, hard to keep work. Apparently a lot of companies mismanage money frequently.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-06-24
  9. "Good place to start."

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    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GDMS is a great place to start your career.

    Cons

    A person can move up only to a point. Do not plan on working up to a manager or leadership position because if you are good at your job they will not promote a person up.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people into technical manager positions that have not done the job that they are going to be in charge of.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-07-03
  10. "very poor work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the mission, very bright people

    Cons

    poor work life balance no appreciation for work done before working at GDMS

    Advice to Management

    the skills needed to be an outstanding engineer are completely different from those necessary to be even an adequate manager

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-06-29
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