General Dynamics Mission Systems Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 2 Oct 2018

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General Dynamics Mission Systems President  Chris Brady
Chris Brady
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Still the same as the previous reviews"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Only gig in town"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Going downhill"

    1.0
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    Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Pros

    9/80 Schedule Used to have talented engineers but forced them to leave due to poor senior management On-site gym but they are moving soon Nice coworkers

    Cons

    Poor senior management Promotes and keeps workers based on hours worked instead of productivity Lays off top talent in favor of mediocre workers Hires mediocre workers only because they have a security clearance Low raises (less than 1%) Promotions based on seniority and not merit All SCIF cubes do not have access to the internet Slow to update software tools and technologies Very little automated software tests Uses Excel for software review tool Does not recognize and reward top talent No formal training

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  4. "Change - for the worse"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work supports the warfighter & homeland defense Established policies and procedures. 9/80 flex schedule

    Cons

    Location based transition conflict of processes and culture with C4S division. Negative career growth outlook for employees not located in Arizona and Virginia. Open lack of respect and integrity from new Senior management.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Don't Recommend It"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits aren't bad but that's about all that's good.

    Cons

    Senior management micro-manages and lacks a coherent business strategy. Innovation is stifled. Far too many VP's for the size of the business.

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  6. "GDAIS is a supportive stable company where talented professional can build experience and flourish!"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Pittsfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for an excellent manager with a terrific support staff. Common Processes were helpful. Living in the Berkshires of Massachusetts was beautiful and not very stressful.

    Cons

    Selection of personnel for senior management opportunities was sometimes bias based on personal relationships. Pay was somewhat stagnant even when performance results were high.

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  7. Helpful (12)

    "Should have never taken the job."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Pros

    They pay was good and department management tried their best.

    Cons

    Morale was horrendous, they are not about their employees at all. Layoffs were rampant and business was sinking, mostly due to incompetent and callous senior management.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great work/family balance and flexibility. Work barriers not dealt with by middle management."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GD has great work life balance and is very respectful of employee responsibilities to family. Work is interesting. Management encourages and invests in employee training. Company is very disciplined with quality focus. For the most part, the people are great to work with and take pride in the quality of their work. Cutting edge technology and disciplined processes. Lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    Cuts to benefits in recent years; especially to personal time off (PTO). Significant PTO cuts were given to long term employees with increases given to new employees. It is obvious senior management does not value employees who have made long term commitments to the success of this organization. There is no compelling reason for employees to stay here long term anymore. Middle management does not address work barriers. They allow some employees to continuously put roadblocks up for others who are just trying to be successful. Work environment in recent years was downright toxic.

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Good While it Lasted"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, interesting and rewarding work supporting our troops, flexible hours, friendly environment among the rank and file.

    Cons

    Generally poor management, from the project level up to the department and executive levels. Quiet folks are often out of luck, even if they excel at their jobs. Folks that buddy up to senior management seem to prosper, whether they contribute much to successful outcomes or not.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sad to witness the decline of the business due to mismanagement."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with some very good people with great technical expertise that are committed to doing a good job.

    Cons

    Poor senior management. Some bad acquisitions put the company in trouble. Managers whose business declined under their watch are protected and others pushed out the door. Senior management did not know how to protect and grow the business and got run over by the competition.

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    General Dynamics Mission Systems Response

    June 6, 2014HR Operations

    Thank you for more than ten years! As a long-term employee, I’m sure you’ll understand the defense industry ebbs and flows. Over the past few years, management has made a concerted effort to ensure long-term, steady success, in fact our latest report reflects a strong start for the company this year and we’re very excited about the new opportunities in public safety that are being pursued in addition to other programs. We are working hard to improve communication between staff and senior management. As part of this process, we will be sure to share your advice with our senior management so that they may better inform our employees of their various efforts to keep the company going strong. Thank you again for your review.

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