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General Dynamics Mission Systems Mechanical Engineer Reviews

Updated 30 Jul 2017

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  1. "Mechanical Engineer 1"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems for less than a year

    Pros

    Incredible benefits. Endless opportunities. Big company so there is always work.

    Cons

    A bit of a closed off to the world type feeling. There are no windows to the outside. Everything seems to always be on a time constraint with a limited amount of people able to contribute so there is a heavy burden on the few that are on the project. Can be difficult at times to maneuver through work when everything is micro managed in order to meet the budget.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to get windows.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2017-07-30
  2. "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer II 

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

      Pros

      Good PTO and Healthcare benefits

      Cons

      Location is not the greatest

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2016-07-14
    • Helpful (2)

      "Pro vs Con"

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      Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Great Engineers and I really enjoy the location and work schedule.

      Cons

      I have not worked here long enough to find any cons.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2016-03-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Engineering"

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      Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      GD offers good benefits. The quality of the workers hired is good. The work is challenging for an Engineer. There are flexible work options available.

      Cons

      Employee development is discussed in general but not taken as serious by managers to ensure this happens. Work load can get overwhelming at times.

      Advice to Management

      Put more emphasis on employee development through course work and training.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2015-09-08
    • Helpful (2)

      "I had a great experience and learned so much while being challenged in my day to day duties."

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      Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Fun work in the mechanical group, smart people, everyone availanle to ask for help, work is always growing/changing, every other Friday off is awesome

      Cons

      Overtime not regularly approved / compensated

      Advice to Management

      Get more involved with the engineers, not just the leads

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2014-12-23
    • Helpful (5)

      "Large company, both good and not-so-great."

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      Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      My peers have been fantastic to work with. There are plenty of people who enjoy solving engineering problems and do so for the right reasons. My direct bosses and managers have been excellent as well. Salary seems very competitive.

      Cons

      The management structure can feel top heavy at times, and the building doesn't have much natural lighting.

      Advice to Management

      The drab tan/gray cubicles could use some updating.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2014-05-16
    • Helpful (5)

      "Worked a Project Mechanical Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Staff Mechanical Engineer 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 10 years

      Pros

      good pay and good people

      Cons

      continuous layoffs and no interest in long term planning

      Advice to Management

      stop bleeding the company dry to make bonuses at the expense of people

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2013-08-29
    • Helpful (2)

      "Mechanical engineer"

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      Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 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 10 years

      Pros

      Good salaries, really smart coworkers

      Cons

      Lack of new projects, work and life balance can be really difficult, so many recent layoffs over the last 2 years that morale is low. Some dead weight was removed, but also some very productive engineers.

      Advice to Management

      Utilize your staff more evenly instead of piling all the work on a few individuals. Stop making desperate decisions just to win contracts. Think long term

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2013-07-08
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great company to work for"

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      Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Many advancement opportunities, many learning opportunities. Flexible schedule and decent benefits. Great people to work with and you will make many friends. The work is fun but also challenging. Performance reviews can be utilized for your own personal career growth.

      Cons

      Layoffs / work forecast directly affected by yearly Federal defense budget. If there are delays in the budget being passed, the company doesn't receive anticipated work and may be forced to lay off people, there seems to be this threat every year.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2013-05-17
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