General Dynamics Mission Systems Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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3.6
66%
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General Dynamics Mission Systems President  Chris Brady
Chris Brady
39 Ratings
  1. "True Coroporation with no excuses is how to build team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This environment has a wonderful balance of work and life at times when it is slower. And with the deep pockets one can learn and grow here. There is a lot of great areas to work.

    Cons

    Things are constantly held up for long hours because of employees who lack understanding of their job afraid to sign and stamp something that is clearly ready to go to the next level. Their QA manufacturing people are not helpful they stop hardware because someone may have wrote something wrong clerical errors not hardware which they know how to fix but they send stuff back for paper dependencies and you have to go to your project leader and say nothing got done today and fix the paper work. No one owns up and even tries to move stuff along efficiency so it can kind difficult and you have to convince people and beg them to cooperate on normal tasks. I would not call them patriots. I guess somehow things go through but you have to go through so much of the egos & burnout personalities and work around it. It is hard to explain as this is not the case in real world outside government.

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Place could do great things"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Congressional Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work on fascinating Space Electronics

    Cons

    Be prepared to deal with people who have been doing the same thing for decades, right or wrong. do not expect management to provide anything resembling leadership as most of them are only there because of "time served" and they needed a body.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall as a company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I believe this is a great place to work

    Cons

    could improve on management on certain programs

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Struggling with Strategy"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great individuals and teams trying hard to deliver for their customers.

    Cons

    Unfocused leadership struggling to build new business. The BD functions are in disarray without focused, innovative leadership. They lose bids because they cannot effectively formulate a strategy and express it. They rely on existing contracts and embedded business and lack the new business funding to effectively compete. Very poor at attracting and maintaining talented people. The HR organization, particularly recruiting, is

  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Advanced Senior Specialist 

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

    Pros

    Large company - chances to advance. Benefits and time off are good.

    Cons

    Long hours required of the job.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Marion, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really do value honest workers who are looking to make a difference

    Cons

    Not everyone there is very knowledgeable about their particular job

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  7. "Warning"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder in Kilgore, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Heaters, fans and coffee, clean restrooms

    Cons

    Poorly skilled managers, team work, information management, trust, Micro management.

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  8. "Poor Management recycled from GPS Source"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it's a job. lots of better companies in Colorado Springs.

    Cons

    Long Hours Recycle same old code Management plugs along, third rate

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  9. "Good Place - Room for Improvement"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 is a nice benefit with flexibility when needed (would be a 5 if benefits went back to what they were a few years ago and Seedy Office Politics were quashed).

    Cons

    New health benefits are not desirable and favoritism coupled with office politics makes it impossible to move/advance fairly. Supervisor/Lower Management is grossly under qualified, but is allowed to continue due to personal connections.

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  10. "Good Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked a GDMS for 2 years

    Cons

    Time off, PTO and mytime are only 96 hours a year. Mytime is your sick leave

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