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General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated 19 Jul 2019

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14 Ratings
  1. 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
  2. "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
  3. "Se. Program Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

      Pros

      Good environment, encourages innovation and listens to other opinions.

      Cons

      Salary on low side and some managers lacking understanding of U.S. military, not having served themselves.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-05-14
    • "Good start"

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      Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good benefits and secure job

      Cons

      Boring with no real engineering work

      Advice to Management

      Listen to people more

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-05-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "Some projects are great, but most are dull"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Startup culture, flexible hours, great people

      Cons

      Dull work a lot of times

      Advice to Management

      Bring in better projects

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-05-19
    • Helpful (1)

      "Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

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

      Pros

      Have a Good working environment

      Cons

      No management in this company

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-05-01
    • "Good place to work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems

        Pros

        The mission is very important

        Cons

        Political dynamics of a large company

        Advice to Management

        Hold people accountable for commitments

        General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-04-23
      • Helpful (3)

        "Forever grateful for my time at GDMS Viz"

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        Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        I really can't imagine a better place to start out my career and was with the Viz office for almost 11 years. I was surrounded by incredibly talented and friendly people who were more than happy to share their knowledge with me. On top of that I was faced with complex problems that challenged me, got to work with some of the latest web technologies and distributed systems before they were common place, and was provided...

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        Cons

        GDMS is a defense contractor, and with that comes some annoyances that are just part of government contracts. That said office management does an excellent job of shielding their employees from as much of that as they can. Also, over the years salary compensation has fallen a little behind other top notch jobs in Pittsburgh, but I know office management is working hard to change that and I suspect they will be back ahead...

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        General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-04-07
      • "Depends Entirely on the Federal Program on Which You Are Working"

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        Current Employee - Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Good big company benefits, PTO accrual is standard for the industry, reasonably flexible working hours accommodating to individual circumstances. Technically, the work is entirely dependent on the program/project you're working on. Could be cutting edge, could be maintaining legacy code.

        Cons

        This is a big defense contractor and the wheels turn slowly. Although GDMS often touts Agile there is still quite a bit of top-down, waterfall methodology around. Sometimes the culture is very risk averse and stodgy. Although I would not dissuade a recent college grad from working here, keep in mind the development environment is very process oriented, lots of overhead. (These are complex systems for the military and...

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        Advice to Management

        Loosen up with the R&D, shake up middle managers with some Agile training, let the engineers talk to the customers (Agile!) and buy some more modern office furniture.

        General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-04-11
      • "Not a bad company to work for."

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          Current Employee - Advanced Systems Engineer 

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

          Pros

          Decent benefits, good start out pay

          Cons

          Raises not great, no bonus

          General Dynamics Mission Systems2019-04-07
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