General Dynamics Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2021

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3.5
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General Dynamics CEO Phebe N. Novakovic
Phebe N. Novakovic
142 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good company with really good benefits(in 25 reviews)

  • "Great work Balance, and Great people(in 24 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper Management promoted by the " Hey Buddy Club"(in 20 reviews)

  • "Middle management incompetency with people skills(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      outstanding company

      Sep 25, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working environment, flexible work hours relaxed atmosphere to work in.

      Cons

      A lot of travel and the contract came to an end

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Toxic waste dump

      Mar 23, 2021 - Engineering in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Compressed Friday, decent work-life balance

      Cons

      Quality personnel have looked down the line, seen no future business on the horizon and left the company for more fertile pastures. Land Systems have promoted what's left and what's left is conniving, lying, bullying, craven underachievers in over their heads. Meetings called 'All Hands' reveal nothing in the way of strategy or forward thinking. Some of them have personality issues, none of them have the nous or weight of experience necessary for the post. People they don't like have a habit of suddenly and mysteriously disappearing. People who are being asked to lie to the US are leaving before they're pushed and because they object to the affront to their integrity

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Gotta be the worst employer I have had the misfortune to work for

      Mar 29, 2021 - Engineer in Newport, Newport, Wales, Wales
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      Pros

      9 day working fortnight and decent package for South Wales

      Cons

      Toxic working environment Weak management No leadership Never do lessons learned Yearly appraisal never done properly and only ever a box ticking exercise Retention rates very poor Communication very poor Never had a realistic plan If you tell the truth and raise issues you will be made to leave Unrealistic expectations of what can be achieved by so few people No strategy No stakeholder management Culture of fear created by toxic people

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Quality Employer with Excellent Benefits

      Feb 23, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Health and Retirement plan are very good in today's market place

      Cons

      Merging of companies tends to change things sometimes but the industry changing demands leave Corporate no choice

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Accounts

      Feb 2, 2020 - Construction Management 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company with really good benefits.

      Cons

      Lack of organisation at times

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Bad experience

      Jan 28, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good pay not much more i can say

      Cons

      Miss a day and they will find an excuse to get you out

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      A Software Engineering Disaster

      Feb 18, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Blackwood, Wales, Wales
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      Pros

      Good salary (for the area) and a decent pension. There’s no pressure to do more hours than you are paid for. This is a common thing in software, many companies will ask you to stay on to get something done (with no additional pay.

      Cons

      Software Engineering practices don’t exist – no one care’s about design patterns, standards, principles and system design. Cobbling something together is encouraged and fixing bugs is a low-priority. Dominated by contractors who are given the most exciting work to do, which makes them indispensable. So as a permanent employee you feel ripped off. No scope for self-improvement – this is a software engineer's bread and butter and keeping your skills up-to-date and sharp in a fast moving industry is vital. Graduates are seen as cheap labour - join as a Graduate Software Engineer and you will be promised the earth, but in reality you more than likely won’t be developing, but instead testing.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good if you like challenging technical work

      Jan 11, 2015 - Technical Associate in Chippenham, South West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent engineering team. Very technical across the company.

      Cons

      Decisions not delegated. Some team members are difficult to work with and that is know within the company.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Employer

      Dec 15, 2017 - Systems Engineer in Hastings, England, England
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      Pros

      Good employer with nice people. Interesting.

      Cons

      Bit out dated and slow to change

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      An excellent working environment

      Oct 16, 2012 - Systems Engineering Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Very professional and strong team culture

      Cons

      Coherence across business to be improved

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