General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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3.6
66%
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82%
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General Dynamics Mission Systems President  Chris Brady
Chris Brady
39 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Some interesting work, lacking vision and direction"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of vision, hampering growth"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Newbridge, Wales
    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

    friendly and knowledgeable people to work with Have a positive and 'can do' attitude Flexible working arrangements can be made

    Cons

    management have set a strategy that no one can believe in and follow through Workforce de-motivated through lack of contracts little training or development management Year end appraisal has little to do with the actual pay & bonus awarded

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Still the same as the previous reviews"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    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

    Good engineers, decent facilities, half decent wage

    Cons

    As everyone to date has said - and it hasn't changed in the past 5 years - the senior management is awful, generally bullying the troops into producing documents to back up thier own thoughts rather than taking onboard evidence from skilled and experienced engineers and using it to progress the projects. Too many managers, too few engineers. Too much based on winning bids without plans to back them up, limited resources and total lack of engineering progression.

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  4. Helpful (3)

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

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Heroes and others"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    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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  6. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Work with cutting edge technology, great benefits, flexible 9/80 schedule

    Cons

    Can certainly find higher pay elsewhere

    General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

    August 5, 2020CCO

    Thank you for sharing your feedback from your first year with us. We agree - working with some of the most advanced technologies to solve the world's most critical problems is pretty amazing. We are also committed to continually evolving our benefit offerings to meet the needs of our team.

  7. "GDMS"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Very understanding of work/life balance

    Cons

    Management can be slow sometimes

    General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

    August 5, 2020CCO

    Thank you! We are continuously working to improve our culture for a more positive employee experience. Your feedback will be used to help us train management, improve communication, and drive change throughout the company.

  8. "GDMS"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer II in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting products. Your work helps keep the war fighter and fellow Americans safe from enemies abroad by boosting our national defences.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. You're only 3 positions away from the vice president. A hypocritical regarding what they say their goals are and whats important and what they push on a day to day basis. Pay is lower than average.

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    General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

    August 5, 2020CCO

    Believe it or not, we agree with you. When you’re an enormous organization – like we are - working on the most advanced technologies on the planet – like we do - change can take time. We promise that we’re committed to improving – for the better. New people, new ideas…they’re welcome here. We hope you’ll share some of your ideas about how we can make our career experience a better experience for everyone. Please reach out to TalentSupply@gd-ms.com. Thank you!

  9. "Amazing company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Instructional Designer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee benefits, loved the people in the Orlando office (and elsewhere).

    Cons

    None, honestly. I really loved working here.

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    General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

    August 5, 2020CCO

    Wow! Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to see you go but completely understand. If your circumstances happen to change, check out our Alumni page on the career website for more information on how to re-engage with our Talent Acquisition team.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic culture, clique mentality and racist"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent health benefits and 401k

    Cons

    - Stay away if you are a recent college grad - Working with outdated technology - Below average pay compared to competitors - Immature managers thinking they are still in college - Don't trust anyone in this company, they will throw you under the bus to save their job - Managers and co-workers always made racist and sexist remarks - Managers lack management experience. Expect a lot of micromanagement

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