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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated 19 Jun 2019

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General Dynamics CEO Phebe N. Novakovic
Phebe N. Novakovic
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Pros
  • "great work great people and sorts(in 23 reviews)

  • "Good pay and working environment for the area(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "outstanding company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at General Dynamics

      Pros

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

      Cons

      A lot of travel and the contract came to an end

      General Dynamics2016-09-25
    • "Bad experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at General Dynamics part-time

      Pros

      Good pay not much more i can say

      Cons

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

      General Dynamics2019-01-28
    • "Good Employer"

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      Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Hastings, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good employer with nice people. Interesting.

      Cons

      Bit out dated and slow to change

      Advice to Management

      Try implementing modern work pratices quicker

      General Dynamics2017-12-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "Apprentice Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Apprentice Engineer in Blackwood, Wales
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at General Dynamics full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Meaningful work. The 9-day fortnights are really nice. The quarterly "thank you" drinks/BBQ and Christmas/New Year parties are good fun.

      Cons

      Constantly working to make up lost ground due to poor planning. Programmes are poorly run.

      Advice to Management

      Invest more in training (not just Pluralsight licenses) and listen to staff.

      General Dynamics2017-08-25
    • "Solid employer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at General Dynamics

        Pros

        Good management, solid benefits, trustworthy

        Cons

        Parts of company are very slow moving

        General Dynamics2017-08-06
      • Helpful (2)

        "A Software Engineering Disaster"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blackwood, Wales
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at General Dynamics full-time

        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...

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        Advice to Management

        The person calling the shots needs a sound understanding of Software Engineering as well as managerial skills. Developing software is not the same as running a supermarket.

        General Dynamics2016-02-18
      • Helpful (1)

        "Friendly work environment with dull work."

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        Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport, Newport, Wales
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        GD offer good benefits and share scheme, the work isn't very difficult and people are generally very friendly. Lab work can be good fun (but not always ).

        Cons

        Work can be tedious and there isn't always confidence that you have career progrrssion available if you are on a low key project. The appraisal process is very long winded.

        Advice to Management

        Be more open about open people can progress

        General Dynamics2015-11-13
      • "good company that need refocusing"

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        Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Cardiff, Wales
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        good company in the early days

        Cons

        high expectations with no promotion opportunities

        Advice to Management

        recognise talent and ensure career development opportunities exist

        General Dynamics2015-09-11
      • "Graduate Engineer"

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        Former Employee - Graduate Engineer 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Role gave experience in several positions over the 2 year graduate scheme, which is great to find what aspects of Engineering your interested in.

        Cons

        Defence is slow business and highly political, which makes it difficult to have much influence on development of the project.

        General Dynamics2015-02-26
      • "Good if you like challenging technical work"

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        Former Employee - Technical Associate in Chippenham, South West England, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at General Dynamics

        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.

        Advice to Management

        Takes employee feedback seriously

        General Dynamics2015-01-12
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