General Dynamics Reviews

Updated 26 Jun 2020

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3.5
60%
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General Dynamics CEO Phebe N. Novakovic
Phebe N. Novakovic
132 Ratings
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  1. "outstanding company"

    5.0
     

    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

  2. "Quality Employer with Excellent Benefits"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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

  3. "Accounts"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Construction Management 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company with really good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of organisation at times

  4. "gd"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    dedicated engineers, nice canteen food

    Cons

    too many layers of management

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  5. "Bad experience"

    2.0
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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

  6. "Good Employer"

    4.0
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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

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Apprentice Engineer"

    3.0
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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.

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  8. "Solid employer"

    4.0
     

    I worked at General Dynamics

    Pros

    Good management, solid benefits, trustworthy

    Cons

    Parts of company are very slow moving

  9. Helpful (2)

    "A Software Engineering Disaster"

    1.0
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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 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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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly work environment with dull work."

    3.0
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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.

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