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General Dynamics Mission Systems Manager Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2019

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. "Truly international company poised for growth"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of travel opportunities with new customers

    Cons

    Can be difficult to balance life style

    Advice to Management

    Celebrating success is a journey

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-07-08
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Just an OK place to work, pretty mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rank and file engineers are great to work with.

    Cons

    Many mid and upper managers are unqualified. You often find they are empty suits that can only talk a game and are offended when you ask for an explanation. Often willing to put profit over ethics, and it is not working. Look at the stock price.

    Advice to Management

    The new GDMS management is on the right track cleaning out some upper level hollow managers, but they need to go a level lower.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-03-26
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsfield, MA

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team of people working towards a common goal of supporting the Navy

    Cons

    People move internally too frequently

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-01-28
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company To Work For"

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      Current Employee - IT Manager in Fairfax, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      If you would like to support our military this is the company you want to work for.

      Cons

      Pay may be below average.

      Advice to Management

      Ensure locality pay is better than average. At the very least close to the average on the plus side.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2018-11-29
    • Helpful (1)

      "Project Manager Intern"

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      Current Employee - Project Manager Intern in Taunton, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      A lot of learning experiences, and a wide variety of projects to work on

      Cons

      Limited upward mobility in the Project Management Department

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2018-09-19
    • Helpful (5)

      "Management Lacking"

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      Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Worked with some of the best engineers and people. Front Line managers were good.

      Cons

      Mid and upper level management overburdened programs with unnecessary reviews making program overhead high.

      Advice to Management

      Trust your people to do the work.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2018-08-13
    • Helpful (5)

      "Horrible Place"

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      Current Employee - Process Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
      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

      Working at GD is not quite as bad as cleaning toilets in a truck stop beside an all-you-can-eat Sushi stand at a Flint Michigan gas station.

      Cons

      dont know what their doing what few benefits they offer are dwindling more and more. some mgrs engage in blatant discrimination and mgt don't seem to care some employees can be totally rude and jerks and management doesn't care.

      Advice to Management

      Your hopeless retire early and at least save the company stock.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2018-08-23
    • Helpful (2)

      "A company that looks to the future and is always trying to improve"

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      Current Employee - Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      I love working at GDMS as there are many opportunities to move both upwards and laterally. They are constantly looking for ways to get the employees more engaged and ensure that they are making positive movement from employee feedback. They also take care to ensure that they are not left behind from changes in technology and business and are always looking to adapt and be agile. I love that we help our war fighters maintain...

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      Cons

      Sometimes it seems that the only way to really increase compensation is to switch positions. While pay increase is somewhat steady, it doesn't seem like much sometimes when inflation takes its toll. There are pockets of bad managers who demoralize their employees, however, the majority are good (which is rare in companies this size)

      Advice to Management

      Continue to find the mangers that are not doing a good job, and weed them out.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2017-11-11
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