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General Dynamics Mission Systems Senior Systems Engineer Reviews

Updated May 23, 2019

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  1. "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
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Only gig in town"

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    Current Employee - Senior Advanced Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly large employer for such a small town

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't seem to notice that the economy has recovered. Salaries have stayed stagnant and talent is leaving for opportunities in other locales.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2018-10-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

      I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems

      Pros

      Flexible, decent benefits, lateral movement is possible to explore what you are interested in. If you show you are interested, they will see it and you will be given opportunities.

      Cons

      I don’t see many cons. Benefits could be a little better. Really it’s a great company. Will be interesting to see how it looks once the rollover of military defense comes.

      Advice to Management

      None

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2018-03-06
    • Helpful (2)

      "Excellent DoD Contractor to work for"

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      Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Vandenberg AFB, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Friendly and easy to work with co-workers Good Benefits Virtual Desktop Infrastructure allowed for BYOD Access to continued learning Excellent HR staff

      Cons

      Difficult to progress career wise at remote locations (little to no opportunities)

      Advice to Management

      Ensure that remote employees are rated equally among core work location employees for advancement and management opportunities.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2017-04-07
    • "The new GDMS"

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      Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, MA

      I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      No lack for work, lots of technical expertise required and great group of engineers to work for.

      Cons

      Large company with minimal upward growth. Difficult to get a good mentor that will get you what you need to do your job efficiently.

      Advice to Management

      Managers are more concerned about having heads in the department than actually benefiting a person's career. It would be nice to see more movement between departments and salaries on par with other companies.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2016-08-01
    • Helpful (4)

      "Pittsfield Mass LCS Program"

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      Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems

      Pros

      A lot of room to find your niche

      Cons

      Given that the culture here was so in chaos, there was a lot of room for a person to deviate from original tasking (self created) and to find one’s area of expertise. The management was so disconnected from its workforce managing crisis management modes all the time, little was done to prepare me for success as a new hire (well, at 4 months a plan was actually formulated). Furthermore, the workforce on the LCS program...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop trying to manage crisis, and become proactive in your problem solving approach to a riddled program amass of technical challenges. Listen to your engineering team, go for the long game and not the short term fix.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2016-07-12
    • "Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Herndon, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Different contract options and decent salary

      Cons

      Difficult to work up in to management

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2016-01-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Senior Systems Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Interesting work. Great people. Good benefits

      Cons

      Management too focused on getting contracts and not on execution. Career development is employee's responsibility. Slow to adopt new tools and processes. Unless you are deemed a required specialist, you are viewed as replaceable even with a good work record and strong skills.

      Advice to Management

      Much more commitment to people development and retention.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2015-07-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Review"

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      Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems

      Pros

      Excellent opportunities to do important work. With the right manager and the right attitude, there are opportunities for growth and learning in the direction of your interests. The key is to be proactive. Professional development is not a primary focus of the company, but the opportunities do exist if you seek them out.

      Cons

      Salary is not as competitive as it could be. Fair raises and promotion salary increases are hard faught. Without a struggle, they don't pay attention to compensation. 3% maximum, often less.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2015-07-11
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      "Great People, flexible work hours, no compensation incentives"

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      Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Needham, MA
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Great talented people, good work; can have work schedule that allows every other Friday off

      Cons

      pay does not necessarily correlate to ability, continuous hard work bears no rewards (bonuses) or appropriate raise;

      Advice to Management

      keep valuable employees by balancing individual professional growth needs with company needs

      General Dynamics Mission Systems2015-07-08
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