General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated 8 Sep 2020

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3.7
67%
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85%
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General Dynamics Mission Systems President  Chris Brady
Chris Brady
47 Ratings
Pros
  • "Some of the administrative functions get a 9/80 schedule which is nice for work life balance(in 78 reviews)

  • "Very understanding of work/life balance(in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • "People don't know where their job stands when they fire upper management or relocate them(in 40 reviews)

  • "Senior management doesn't seem to notice that the economy has recovered(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Good work life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and flex working

    Cons

    Coffee machines increased to 20p

  2. "Listened to the needs, but poor salary"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible working hours with compressed working.

    Cons

    Poor salary, not competitive. Would not pay enough so had to leave. they could not be competitive on salary, and relying too much on contractors.

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    General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

    CCO

    Thank you for you feedback. Paying competitive salaries – not to mention offering competitive benefits – is critical for any organization. Rest assured, we are listening and we annually review our compensation and benefits compared to everyone – not just in our industry but in every industry. We are committed to making sure our people are compensated for being the very best.


  3. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Blackwood, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting projects, good fun

    Cons

    Very hard to get pay rise

    General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

    CCO

    We completely agree. Our employees are some of the best and brightest in the industry, working together to deliver groundbreaking solutions. That’s why we are committed to making sure our people are compensated for being the very best. This means, reviewing annually our compensation and benefits packages in order to ensure we continue attracting top talent.

  4. "Challenging but exciting role"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Blackwood, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, competitive salary and bonus package. Extensive pension structure

    Cons

    Remote location, higher management very male dominated and stuck in the past in terms of mindset

  5. "outgoing review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Systems Administrator 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional and friendly staff, flexible work hours

    Cons

    behind on using up to date technologies and software, but security was good

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of progression, poorly managed"

    3.0
    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

  7. "A nice place to work, meaningful projects"

    3.0
    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.

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  8. "Great!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, good career progression, diverse business.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to rotate between different branches of the business such as Land Systems/Mission Systems.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting, sometimes"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Pros

    Work variety, pleasant atmosphere, flexi working time and hours. Pleasant colleagues. Generally feel part of a team.

    Cons

    Future planning seems to be none existant at times, leaving some doubt as to whether the job will still exist the following year.

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  10. Helpful (9)

    "Just don't go there"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Pros

    Pays the bills. If you don't have the professional/technical ability or qualifications for a role, it will not prevent you getting in or getting ahead at this company. Recent change of Eng Dir has been positive. Pleasant enough canteen with cheap good coffee, although there is an over-reliance on chips and other unhealthy options.

    Cons

    There is little to no regard for professional and technical excellence or development. The organisation in Wales is led by schmoozers and aggressive types, who do not have the underpinning professional credibility for their roles. Many people have (or develop) coping strategies oriented around setting their more able colleagues up to fail, and stabbing in the back. The "lowerarchy" are frequently allocated roles because they are breathing and unoccupied, or good buddies with someone influential, rather than because they are ideally qualified and interested. Desks are small and cramped together, so illness spreads fast, and it's always extremely noisy which makes it hard to concentrate. Pedestals are tiny. Partitions are too low.

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