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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated 8 Nov 2019

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3.6
68%
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80%
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General Dynamics Mission Systems CEO Chris Brady
Chris Brady
26 Ratings
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  • "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"

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    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

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-08-21
  2. "Challenging but exciting role"

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    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

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-11-08
  3. "outgoing review"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    invest more in staff and technology

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-10-05
  4. Helpful (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
  5. "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
  6. "Great!"

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    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.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-02-28
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting, sometimes"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Plan better for future wotk and don't leave it until the end of th eyear to work out what to do next.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-02-27
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Just don't go there"

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    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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    Advice to Management

    Ensure staff get appropriate work. Allow them more say in what they are assigned. Stop advancing staff who are just not technically/professionally respected by the people they will lead. Mandate suitable academic qualifications for each role. Open recruitment internally to fair competition before going external. That may slow the exodus of folk who are not getting appropriate work. Introduce... zero-tolerance for aggressive or bullying behaviours, and enforce it effectively. Ditch the concept of promotion because this is used to build teams of "yes-men", and because it is utterly incompatible with the idea of all roles being fairly advertised.

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    General Dynamics Mission Systems2016-09-10
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Lacked coherence!"

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    Former Employee - Business Development 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good overall compensation package, with strong industry leading salaries, pension and sharesave schemes. Modern buildings with reasonable facilities and the benefit of working for a big name in the defence arena.

    Cons

    Too much Gov't lobbying - not enough real world solutions. There was a lack of leadership, direction and focus with an innate ability to turn good profitable business into inefficient, uncompetitive and isolated units. Strategic decisions were made very slowly and were often poor. A series of redundancies left the organisation without the requisite skills base to function effectively and morale was very poor for... several years. Hopefully the situation has now improved.

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    Advice to Management

    Work more closely with your teams....understand the customer requirements...strive for excellence!

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2014-07-23
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Some interesting work, lacking vision and direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and cutting edge projects for a time but these were deemed too risky as the focus turned towards system integration and larger projects. There is currently a large re-organisation underway which is what is needed to address the problems but it could mean that the smaller sites are at risk of being closed.

    Cons

    Mismanaged recently departed management team, inconsistent and incoherent strategies. Short sighted decisions have left the company with very little product to build on.

    Advice to Management

    Make the technology and engineering the focus of the company and give the staff the freedom and support to shape the direction of the company in partnership with BD.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2014-04-16
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