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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Still the same as the previous reviews"

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    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...

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    Advice to Management

    Just quit and give some of the half decent engineers a chance to do the work you pay them for.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2013-01-24
  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 (5)

    "Going downhill"

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    Former Employee - 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...

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    Advice to Management

    Fix the cons list

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2016-07-25
  4. "Change - for the worse"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate if the old boy network at C4S will ultimately help grow the business or only help them line their buddies up for executive positions and bonuses while implementing further cost-cutting at non-Arizona sites.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2015-07-12
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Don't Recommend It"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    Get the VP's out of day-to-day operation.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2015-05-12
  6. "GDAIS is a supportive stable company where talented professional can build experience and flourish!"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to 360 reviews. Have more "one-over" management reviews of job selections and performance reviews. Allow more managers into the incentive pool. Provide pay increases based on contract performance.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2015-03-20
  7. Helpful (12)

    "Should have never taken the job."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2015-03-13
  8. Helpful (5)

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

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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. ...

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    Advice to Management

    Value your tenured people who have worked hard and made many sacrifices over the years to make GD what it is. Cutting tenured employee PTO benefits and handing it to new employees walking in the door places value on short term employee commitments. Take appropriate action towards employees who put up roadblocks for others.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2014-06-19
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good While it Lasted"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the folks you are supposed to be managing. Take an interest in their work. Offer advice and criticism as needed. Act like you care about their career path. Don't let the only substantive conversation you have with them be in HR on their way out.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2014-04-24
  10. Helpful (2)

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

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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.

    Advice to Management

    GD Corp should replace the C4S senior managment.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems2014-04-11

    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 ...

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