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Reviews for GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.31
Support from management
3.22
Teamwork
3.52
Freedom to work independently
3.44
Internal Communication
3.10
Office / Work Environment
3.48
Environmental Friendliness
3.50
Work-Life Balance
3.39
Challenging Work
3.36
Inclusive / Diverse
3.29

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.55
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.54
Career Development
3.24
Overall compensation for your work
3.50
Company Image
3.50
Job Security
3.12
Handicapped Accessibility
3.68
Workplace Safety
3.79
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 72 of 213 reviews Parking in 103 of 213 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 21 of 213 reviews Stock or equity options in 36 of 213 reviews 401(k) in 129 of 213 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 1 of 213 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 4 of 213 reviews Ability to work remotely in 27 of 213 reviews Desirable office location in 37 of 213 reviews Tuition assistance in 69 of 213 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 26 of 213 reviews 401(k) Match in 94 of 213 reviews Flexible spending account in 60 of 213 reviews Paid time off in 93 of 213 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 108 of 213 reviews Relocation allowance in 8 of 213 reviews Life insurance in 99 of 213 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 89 of 213 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 5 of 213 reviews Health and wellness programs in 82 of 213 reviews Employee discounts in 110 of 213 reviews Vehicle allowance in 2 of 213 reviews Employee events in 57 of 213 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 213 reviews Fitness center on site in 35 of 213 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 20 of 213 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • On site daycare and fitness club would be nice.

What I like about the company

My work is challenging and rewarding. I am well compensated and encouraged to succeed and grow in the company. Employees are treated fairly regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, etc. Teamwork as well as independent efforts are rewarded and management is supportive and mentoring. The workplace is safe, professional and friendly.

What I dislike about the company

I can't say that I disapprove of anything.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Motorola/General Dynamics C4 Systems
  • City
    Scottsdale
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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  • 24.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • To remain competitive in the industry and attractive as an employer, Gulfstream might consider hosting a focus group with some of its younger employees to better understand some of the cultural challenges that could deter young employees from choosing Gulfstream in the future.

What I like about the company

For the most part, the people at Gulfstream are genuine and want their teams to succeed. People are happy to help you if you ask.

What I dislike about the company

Gulfstream would be an even better place to work if it provided better growth opportunities within the company and took a more modern approach to sharing information. While there is certainly a need to protect some data (e.g., patents, preliminary engineering designs), it can be very challenging to get meaningful work done because frequently, people do not have access to the information they need in order to do their jobs to the best of their ability.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    GENERAL DYNAMICS - Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
  • City
    Savannah
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 20.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • They could create an advancement track for employees who want to remain in engineering applications rather than move into management.

What I like about the company

The work is interesting and challenging. This company (or at least this division) seems to be very ethical.

What I dislike about the company

Management sometimes thinks that enigineering would be happy to work longer hours in exchange for a few donuts. At least one manager frowned on employees talking to each other and from taking their breaks at their desk is they didn't *look* like they were actively working.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    General Dynamics
  • City
    Taunton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Design

Suggestions for improvement

  • The company strives to improve employee working conditions and opportunities.

What I like about the company

The company supports diversity, a safe and friendly work environment, personal training and growth for all employees. Advancement, teamwork and initiative are encouraged. Benefits and compensation are fair. The work is challenging, highly rewarding and enjoyable.

What I dislike about the company

There isn't anything of which I disapprove. Employees are treated fairly.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Motorola/General Dynamics C4 Systems
  • City
    Scottsdale
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 13.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

It started nice years ago, now everyone is so hurried, worried, and stressed every day

Support from management

None, they just throw you into the project without support.

Teamwork

Same thing with teamwork as communication, was good, now everyone has to worry about their job.

Freedom to work independently

Was able to do this, but I had to field 4 status phone calls f et on my manager every day.

Internal Communication

Communication was ok, support was not

Gender Equality

This was good

Attitude towards older colleagues

They are pushed out, I was one

Career Development

It's all about them

Overall compensation for your work

I was paid decently. Did get small raises - they say money is tight, while at quarterly company meetings, we were told how great the company is doing.

Office / Work Environment

Cubes with low walls, you look eye to eye with your coworker

Environmental Friendliness

Coworkers were friendly

Work-Life Balance

Gotta get project done, regardless of hours it takes

Company Image

Do not really know

Job Security

None whatsoever, I was pushed out as lower wage workers were in the meeting room learning my project.

Handicapped Accessibility

This was great.

Workplace Safety

Fine

Challenging Work

Plenty of work

Inclusive / Diverse

No comment

Suggestions for improvement

  • Training, communication, better work areas. Create a healthy work environment.

What I like about the company

Coworkers

What I dislike about the company

Management, environment, work load. Training.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely 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
    Baltimore
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • The insurance plan having a lower deductible would be great. Additionally, more options for parking and more options for coffee. perhaps a company sponsored coffee program.

What I like about the company

The employees at the company are very helpful to newcomers and very welcoming. The benefits package is on par with the industry, does include a high deductible plan. 401K matching is solid.

What I dislike about the company

The company culture isn't super welcoming of women, I know engineering is male dominated but more should be done to outreach to women engineers. If I'm 1 of 3 in a department of 68, that's not good. Additionally, the culture does not embrace going out to lunch or celebrating when people move on to higher positions.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • City
    New London
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • There are many workers that are close to retirement; however, workers get a pizza party and a small gift. After 40 or more years workers should get more recognition. Retirement should mean something

What I like about the company

The company provided pay increases for completing masters degree; however, 5ey no longer do that

What I dislike about the company

Allows the unions too much freedom to control the work. At times the union does not support the goals of the company. They put the union before the company and not as a part of the company

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • City
    Groton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Less overhead, fewer departments. It’s impossible to get one department to do the right thing when asked or told but a VP of another division. Nobody plays well with others and everyone is always on the defensive and nothing ever gets done.

What I like about the company

Like where I work. Best job I have ever had. If we communicated better and listened to the issues rather than worrying if we might hurt someone’s feelings. This could be the greatest company ever!

What I dislike about the company

Lack of management engagement with the workers. To truly understand how workers do there job and to also know how they do there jobs.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    General dynamics
  • City
    Bath
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would provide better feedback from management and higher to lower level employees to explain how the individual worker's goals and responsibilities help the overall goal of the company.

What I like about the company

The company provides good benefits and is overall a good company to work for.

What I dislike about the company

The way promotions are given out is mainly based on seniority not on actual value to the company. They also have a parking problem that they don't care that they inconvenience hundreds of employees everyday.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • City
    Groton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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