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General Dynamics Mission Systems Manager Reviews

Updated Dec 7, 2019

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4.1
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General Dynamics Mission Systems President  Chris Brady
Chris Brady
2 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

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

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    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 but sustain a position my cut throat means. which tends to mean if you have talent you will not last long unless you hide it. They do not win by latent but by crossing palms

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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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    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 it is encourage. You can get a long easily by just being nice and that will be enough to keep your job as you will not be a threat to other that wish to move on up. Remember there are some excellent staff there too, but they are out numbered

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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 then you will be the one working weekend and into the night as its not there culture to break a sweat. However when it come to crunch time they will kick and scream like 2 children.

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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. "GD Mission Systems"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary was fair Good mgmt visibility

    Cons

    Heavy workload and long hours Incentive pay not tied strictly to personal performance

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-12-08
  4. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Taunton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with! Best benefit package I've ever had.

    Cons

    None really. What's not to like? Ok, maybe the cafeteria is a little pricey.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-11-03
  5. "Solid company, great people, lots of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to try new roles and learn new things. Solid company with great job security.

    Cons

    No down sides worth mentioning

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-10-17
  6. "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
  7. "Good Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager 

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

    Pros

    Talented colleagues and varied challenges

    Cons

    Large company that occasionally struggles with change

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-07-19
  8. 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
  9. "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
  10. 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
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