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Review averages

  • 213 employees say

    Excellent (88)
    41.31455399061%
    Good (60)
    28.169014084507%
    Satisfactory (28)
    13.145539906103%
    Subpar (37)
    17.370892018779%
    3.42
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.00

Reviews for GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION

Reviews - What employees say

3.42 Employees say
4.00 Applicants say

Support from management

No matter what problem you are having the only thing they are worried about is making money for the company..

Teamwork

No team work you either do it right or out the door. I got no help when put on phones to help consumers purchase way to expensive health and dental coverage

Freedom to work independently

No freedom when being monitored. They know your every move because you record where you are throughout the day with the phone AUX. In, out and lunch, breaks

Internal Communication

Internal support is rude and moody.

Gender Equality

Mostly guys and family members. Treated unfairly.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Attitudes suck. Ugly rude individuals

Career Development

Only for certain people

Overall compensation for your work

Unfair for all the lies we have to tell the consumers about their expensive insurance coverage based on income status..

Office / Work Environment

The upper staff is not even trained to over see what we are doing yet we are judged and monitored by them, go figure.

Environmental Friendliness

Worst experience of my life with a job.. Verbally attached so many times that i actually cried at work several times because my supervisors were so ugly and rude.

Work-Life Balance

Balancing work and life is easy. i just people knew more about handling their own.

Company Image

Worst company i worked for. I have worked for Kmart for 12 years and after six months working here i was done.

Job Security

NONE IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILY

Handicapped Accessibility

Not enough parking spaces for the handicap

Workplace Safety

Got cornered several times and my spare tire got stolen from under my truck that has been there for over eight years.

Challenging Work

Easy work rude rude people.

Inclusive / Diverse

Most white people do not fit in. People make it about race and i could careless about color. I am about personality and the managers and supervisors are the rudest people i have encountered here in Florida. No one cares in this state, not from here.. Rude ugly people.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hire new business people. I have a Bachelor in Business Administration and i will never work for this company again.

What I like about the company

Worst work experience ever.

What I dislike about the company

Rude personalities

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    General Dynamics
  • City
    Fairfax
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Purchasing
  • 03.May 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

The culture changes on a quarterly basis when, after outrageous earnings projections cannot be met, management musical chairs is played.

Support from management

Management makes its efforts and tools are available. However, your knowledge of the existence of tools, your manager's ability to support your, and management commitment are subject to many factors that are out of your control. Low profit margin contracts, off-site work locations, distracted, disengaged, unqualified managers all can result in a complete lack of support.

Teamwork

At the engineering level, as long as you are part of a team that is run by someone who is qualified, there is a good sense of teamwork. However, it is increasingly uncommon to see teams run by people who either have had no management training and are poor managers or who technologically are out of their element.

Freedom to work independently

There is no corporate cultural dictate regarding this. One's freedom to work independently depends on the contract and the manager mostly.

Internal Communication

While corporate communiques occur frequently, they are made by people who have no history with the company and typically contain errors. They also present facts in a misleading way.

Gender Equality

While at the engineering project level projects typically are composed of teams that exhibit gender equality, at the management level, there appears to be less diversity. The majority of managers, particularly executive managers, come from the same demographic - late middle aged, Caucasian men.

Attitude towards older colleagues

With managers in an engineering firm having slowly switched from being engineers to sales people, an erroneous approach to senior staff, born of ignorance, has been propagating. Why pay a $150K / year to a senior engineer when you can get twice as much out of 2 fresh out of college grads at $75K / year each? This is causing a loss of experienced staff who are capable of solving the toughest problems who have the knowledge and history of long standing projects. It is also creating a glut of inexperienced staff who are not properly supervised and mentored who are left to flounder and feel ill at ease and out of their element.

Career Development

The company makes a very small investment in an Engineering Leadership Program. It is not well advertised. Mostly, career development is a function of the employee taking responsibility for it.

Overall compensation for your work

The company participates in subscription corporate salary surveys and works to make sure that people are paid salaries that are inline with the companies they view as competing in the same industry.

Office / Work Environment

This is completely dependent on the work assignment. Some company facilities have adopted the giant bullpen approach which many people find noisy and distracting and some people find collaborative. Some company offices have traditional offices. Offsite work, that has become the norm, is often in substandard buildings that use cubicles where office hours are dictated by the customer who usually closes on holidays the company does not offer and during periods of inclimate weather both of which force employees to use their valuable leave.

Environmental Friendliness

The company follows green standards.

Work-Life Balance

This is completely dependent on the contract you support and the job you have. The company does support flexible hours and 9/80 work week. However, your job posting may preclude benefiting from any of it.

Company Image

This is a big company that produces large, expensive, defense related products, like ships and submarines. What could be better than the image of a big defense related company?

Job Security

As a government contracting company, your job is as secure as your contract. The company has become increasingly less likely to permit people to sit on the bench for any length of time while attempting to find other employment within the company. The company makes gestures that suggest they are trying to retain current employees who are at risk of losing their jobs with things like a list of names of available staff that is distributed to hiring managers. However, the company has no policies or procedures in place that require or even coerce a hiring manager to favor an existing employee over an off the street applicant. Few hiring managers use the list, it is mostly up to the at risk employee to seek out job opportunities and apply for them. Commonly, applying for an internal job as an at risk employee feels exactly like applying for the job as an off the street applicant. There is no system in place that favors existing employees.

Handicapped Accessibility

With the ADA, it would be hard for a government contractor not to provide proper handicap access.

Workplace Safety

The company even provides training to help ensure workplace safety.

Challenging Work

The company, by virtue of underbidding contracts as well as by virtue of the nature of defense contracting, has a wealth of challenging engineering problems to solve. An advantage of working for a company like this is that your resume will evolve in a manner that will pay off for you in the long run.

Inclusive / Diverse

While at the engineering project level projects typically are composed of teams the makeup of which depicts the diversity of America, at the management level, there is little diversity. The majority of managers, particularly executive managers, come from the same demographic - late middle aged, Caucasian men.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management is constantly reorganizing and changing. They appear to be reactionary rather than actually following a long-term business plan. There are few people in management who have come up through the ranks. There is little corporate history so people who have been around see the company cycle through changes that are presented as new ideas that have been done in the past. The company should makes is business goals clear and state how it plans to achieve them so that the employees have a sense of being on a path rather than flying by the seat or our pants. Jobs should be advertised so that people will know there is something worth applying for. Efforts should be made to entice hiring managers to favor existing staff.

What I like about the company

At the engineering project level, the company has managed to hire many personable, qualified people from whom one can learn while enjoying the work.

What I dislike about the company

Management seems disconnected from the employees and customers. This leads to decisions that negatively impact long-term contracts resulting in job instability and unrest.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    General Dynamics
  • City
    Fairfax
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

They engage in racial discrimination, whites get all the good paying jobs and the minority gets the low wage jobs.

Support from management

i brought up my concerns of discrimination to management, human resources and no one did anything about it

Teamwork

there is a lot of division and low moral because of the politics that managements plays with peoples lives, people get promoted to management and then resign soon after

Freedom to work independently

they micro managed everything we did

Internal Communication

i brought up my concerns of discrimination to management, human resources and no one did anything about it

Gender Equality

They engage in racial discrimination, whites get all the good paying jobs and the minority gets the low wage jobs.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They engage in racial discrimination, whites get all the good paying jobs and the minority gets the low wage jobs.

Career Development

They engage in racial discrimination, whites get all the good paying jobs and the minority gets the low wage jobs.

Overall compensation for your work

They engage in racial discrimination, whites get all the good paying jobs and the minority gets the low wage jobs.

Office / Work Environment

They engage in racial discrimination, whites get all the good paying jobs and the minority gets the low wage jobs.

Environmental Friendliness

They engage in racial discrimination, whites get all the good paying jobs and the minority gets the low wage jobs.

Work-Life Balance

i spent all my time at work and not given a chance to rest

Company Image

They engage in racial discrimination, whites get all the good paying jobs and the minority gets the low wage jobs.

Job Security

They engage in racial discrimination, whites get all the good paying jobs and the minority gets the low wage jobs.

Handicapped Accessibility

They engage in racial discrimination, whites get all the good paying jobs and the minority gets the low wage jobs.

Workplace Safety

They engage in racial discrimination, whites get all the good paying jobs and the minority gets the low wage jobs.

Challenging Work

They engage in racial discrimination, whites get all the good paying jobs and the minority gets the low wage jobs.

Inclusive / Diverse

They engage in racial discrimination, whites get all the good paying jobs and the minority gets the low wage jobs.

Suggestions for improvement

  • do not recommend anyone to work there, they do not care for their employees

What I like about the company

benefits

What I dislike about the company

low wages, long hours, discrimination, I filed a discrimination charge against them with the EEOC in Phoenix, they did nothing

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    General Dynamics
  • City
    Phoenix
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Production

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Review averages

  • 213 employees say

    Excellent (88)
    41.31455399061%
    Good (60)
    28.169014084507%
    Satisfactory (28)
    13.145539906103%
    Subpar (37)
    17.370892018779%
    3.42
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.00

kununu score comparisons

GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION
3.43
214 reviews

Industry average (Internet/Media)
3.84
44,633 reviews

kununu average
3.32
2,730,000 reviews