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  • 6 employees say

    Excellent (5)
    Good (0)
    Satisfactory (1)
    Subpar (0)
  • 1 applicant says

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Company summary


General Dynamics Mission Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics, the global aerospace and defense company. We are a leading provider of mission critical C4ISR systems across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. We have an established global presence in secure communications and networking, command and control systems, imagery sensors and cyber.

In January 2015, General Dynamics Mission Systems began a new chapter, combining the resources and capabilities of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems provided mission-related systems development, integration and operations support. General Dynamics C4 Systems was a leading integrator of secure communications, information systems and technology.




Company info

Who we are

Products, services

We are stronger together. Our new company brings together the diverse talents, histories and capabilities of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems. Our drive to innovate and deliver value to our customers combined with the talent and expertise of our people is our strategic difference.


Our vast portfolio of mission critical systems includes:
  • On-the-move networking for soldiers
  • Mission systems and afloat networks for sailors
  • Highest level network and data encryption and cyber operations support
  • Deep space antennas peering into the farthest reaches of the universe
  • Payloads for satellites and airborne systems
Our capabilities include:
  • Networking and platform integration
  • Radio and satellite communications
  • Cyber security, defense products, and operational support
  • Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors, systems and space electronics
  • Mission planning and management systems, weapon control systems and platform computing systems
  • Open architecture information systems

More than 13,000 dedicated employees along with a network of 2,000 suppliers power General Dynamics Mission Systems. Our headquarters is located in Fairfax, Virginia, but we have over 150 locations worldwide.

Company outlook


General Dynamics Mission Systems brings together diverse talents, histories and capabilities that resonate across our business. Today, our company has an established global presence in secure communications systems, command and control systems, imagery sensors and cyber products.

Our Vision: Reinvent the bounds of innovation to advance our customers’ missions.

Our Mission: Discover new ways to rapidly deliver a full spectrum of mission critical solutions by partnering with our customers, teammates, suppliers and communities.

Our Ethos: General Dynamics’ ethos is our distinguishing moral nature. Our employees are a community of people dedicated to this ethos. Each of us has an obligation to behave according to our values. In that way, we can ensure that we continue to be good stewards of the investments in us by our shareholders, customers, employees and communities, now and in the future. Our ethos is rooted in five values:

We tell the truth to ourselves and to others. Honesty breeds transparency. 

We trust each other to do the right thing. 

We are compassionate and empathetic. We respect the dignity, rights and autonomy of others. 

We are united in our commitment to our values. 

Value Creation
We create value by doing the right thing for our shareholders, our customers, our employees and our communities. 


Health & Wellness
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (health care, dependent care)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Various health and weight management initiatives
Retirement / Income Protection
  • 401k Match
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Coverage
Work/Life Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Holiday Leave
  • Paid Time Off
Additional Rewards
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development
Voluntary Insurance
  • Auto/Home Insurance
  • Legal Services Plan
  • Pet Insurance
Discount Programs

  • Car Discounts
  • Computer Discounts
  • Commuter Benefit
  • Retail Discounts
  • Travel Discounts
  • Wireless Discounts

For applicants


Careers at General Dynamics Mission Systems
Introducing General Dynamics Mission Systems

What we offer

What is special about working for us?


At General Dynamics Mission Systems, employees share a common mission to be a trusted partner to the U.S. defense, intelligence and homeland security communities. 

Whether you're working on the internal systems of a new ship strategic to the U.S. Navy's role in keeping sea lanes open, developing a camera system for the U.S. Army to protect our forces or helping the Department of Homeland Security coordinate defense against and response to cyber attacks, you'll share a sense of duty and patriotism common to all General Dynamics employees. 

When you join General Dynamics, you'll become part of a culture that nurtures innovation. We encourage our professionals to challenge the conventional way of doing things. And we motivate our employees to solve tough customer problems by promoting and sharing new ideas. 

Join a team that's dedicated to what matters most. Build your career at General Dynamics today. 

General Dynamics Mission Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., General Dynamics employs approximately 91,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

How would we describe the company culture?

Our colleagues join and stay with General Dynamics Mission Systems because they’re inspired by the innovative, highly technical national security and scientific missions we support in addition to the many career development opportunities we offer. But don’t take our word for it, listen to what our employees have to say about the company.



What else should applicants know about us?

A Culture Of Giving Back

General Dynamics Mission Systems supports programs that provide long-term solutions, engage our employees and leverage their expertise and provide opportunities to collaborate with others. We provide both financial and volunteer support to non-profit organizations, which work toward improving the quality of life through their programs and social contributions. 


We design our products and systems to protect and connect service personnel in the field but we also support their work through various charitable organizations. General Dynamics Mission Systems is a proud Support of the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation. Sentinels of Freedom assists severely wounded, post-9/11 Veterans in their efforts to be productive self-sufficient members of the community.

General Dynamics Mission Systems greatly values the communities where we work. Our employees and community partners contribute to provide a meaningful impact in our communities. General Dynamics Mission Systems also believes in encouraging the innovators of tomorrow through improving the quality and accessibility of math, science, technology of engineering instruction to today’s youth. The FIRST organization was established in 1989 to encourage young adults to pursue careers in science and technology.

Through these contributions, General Dynamics has built strategic partnerships that support our business objectives as well as enrich the quality of life for all of us. We are proud of our tradition of caring.


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When you join General Dynamics Mission Systems, you’ll become part of a world class team that inspires innovation!

With over 60 years in the defense, aerospace and imagery industries, General Dynamics is an established leader and trusted advisor in solving our nation’s toughest challenges. Our strengths include:

  • Competitive benefits and flexible work schedule options for employees
  • 43% of our employees are tenured over 10 years
  • 64% of employees hold a security clearance
  • 30 years providing cybersecurity expertise to government agencies
  • More than 150 locations worldwide
  • Employees include veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • A Fortune 100 company, General Dynamics has received top 50 Employer Awards from:

When you join our team, you’ll work with leading edge technology and the best in the industry to solve tough customer problems while keeping our nation safe. 

Reviews for General Dynamics Mission Systems

Reviews - What employees say

4.32 Employees say
5.00 Applicants say
  • 26.Jul 2017
  • Employee

Company culture


Support from Management



99% - there is always one lagging behind

Level of Autonomy




Gender Equality


Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes Yes

Overall Compensation for your work


Office/Work Environment




Work-Life Balance

Yes, Yes, Yes

Company Image


Job security


Handicap Accessibility


Workplace Safety


Challenging Work

Yes Yes

  • 05.Jul 2017
  • Employee


Monthly all hands meetings are held informing employees of important news.

  • 20.Jun 2017
  • Employee

What I dislike about the company

That all of the departments are very segmented and there are many systems used instead of 1 or 2 all encompassing ERP systems

Review averages

  • 6 employees say

    Excellent (5)
    Good (0)
    Satisfactory (1)
    Subpar (0)
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    Good (0)
    Satisfactory (0)
    Subpar (0)

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