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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2019

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14 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Heroes and others"

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    Current Employee - 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...

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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...

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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
  2. "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
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work, sometimes coworkers contracts abruptly end because of money issues."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On a team with engineers around my age and share similar interests

    Cons

    Coworkers contracts end abruptly then everybody gets put on a team with a large amount of money, hard to keep work. Apparently a lot of companies mismanage money frequently.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-06-24
  4. "With almost 22yrs. with this company it gets worse every year."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Pros

    All my coworkers are top of the line willing to help out at any time. We are a Union shop.

    Cons

    The pay is not that good for the work we do. The company is having a hard time finding qualified people to fill the positions they have open because of the low pay scale.

    Advice to Management

    Start for once and listen to the people out on the floor that make all this possible. If it weren’t for all of us there would not be a General Dynamics in the first place.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-07-06
  5. "Good place to start."

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    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GDMS is a great place to start your career.

    Cons

    A person can move up only to a point. Do not plan on working up to a manager or leadership position because if you are good at your job they will not promote a person up.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people into technical manager positions that have not done the job that they are going to be in charge of.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-07-03
  6. "very poor work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the mission, very bright people

    Cons

    poor work life balance no appreciation for work done before working at GDMS

    Advice to Management

    the skills needed to be an outstanding engineer are completely different from those necessary to be even an adequate manager

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-06-29
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great tech, better culture"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on truly cutting edge technology in defense of the nation, good ideas rise to the top, comparatively low internal corporate bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Still more bureaucratic than purely commercial endeavors, workforce diversity (age, gender, and race) is improving but needs to be better.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing new... hire young, hungry engineers, deliberately find/create unclassified programs for them to work while waiting for security clearance approval.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-06-05
  8. "Typical of large companies"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Technician in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work , good pay

    Cons

    Too many people in support positions( IT. Facilities, security)that have no clue what they are doing and are promoted while those that work hard are never promoted

    Advice to Management

    Support department need to have more oversight so that you can see how little some people actually give to the company

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-06-21
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is competitive and the benefits are great

    Cons

    Being a remote site, you tend to be forgotten.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and continually communicate with employees.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-06-01
  10. "Base engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and very competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Regulations regarding some of the projects.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-05-25
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