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Good compensation but brutal work pace.
Program Manager (Former Employee), Fort Wayne, INSeptember 28, 2014
Pros: good salary and benefits
Cons: company does not care about employees.
Great compensation and benefits. Satisfying work. Great middle to first line managers. Very poor upper management. Human resources may as well be led by Catbert.
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Great experience
Instructor II (Former Employee), Killeen, TXSeptember 25, 2014
Pros: benefits, pay, personnel
Cons: travel time
I was a 2nd level instructor for three and a half years. The travel is extensive but the experience and friendships were great. Per diem is pocketed if you don't use all of it and the benefits are great. The company matches dollar for dollar up to 4% and you get paid time off as well as all holidays. 3 month travel trips to instruct troops and then – more... you are home until the next trip. This can be two weeks or two months depending on the schedule. Hard work but well worth the experience for a Cisco environment. – less
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GDC4S, a great company to work for
Field Support Manager (Current Employee), South KoreaSeptember 21, 2014
Pros: ability to advance professionally at your pace, with oppurtunities to excel.
Cons: sometimes, long hours were required.
Provide daily technical support at customer premise locations, provide technical and management oversight of co-workers during regular work hours. The hardest part of this job involved the geographic separation of locations in South Korea. The best part of this job was working with the customers and my co-workers.
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Software Engineer II (Former Employee), Fort Wayne, INAugust 11, 2014
A lot of the work seemed lather, rinse, repeat-ish. From time to time there were managers yelling at one another in the halls.
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Defense Contractor
Field Service Engineer Rescue 21 program (Current Employee), NationwideJuly 16, 2014
Pros: benfits, pay
Cons: poor communications, poor advancement opportunity
I would say the company is wonderful, and benefits and pay are as well. Management varies since it is a large company but as a whole they are pretty good at what they do. The company is very compartmentalized and micromanaged so getting results is somewhat troublesome. Advancement is somewhat difficult or impossible for anyone that is not at a Headquarters – more... facility. – less
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Fun, collaborative, challenging, and educational environment
Software Engineer III (Current Employee), Pittsburgh, PAJuly 11, 2014
Pros: casual office, flex hours, surrounded by smart friendly people
Cons: corporate process can be slow
This has been a great environment for me to hone my skills, learn from incredibly smart people, and advance within the company. It encourages cross discipline interaction, and gets everyone involved from requirements and design, all the way through development and testing, and in this office follows a more agile process. The problems we solve are deeply – more... technical, challenging, and generally a lot of fun, and have the added bonus of being rewarding in knowing they products are used and make a difference.

While there has been some downsizing with some of the sequestration, management did everything in their ability to keep people on as long as possible and gave as much advanced notice as they legally could. Since then GDC4S has turned a corner, is back on the rise, and can't hire fast enough. My only real complaint would be that getting things approved in the larger GDC4S company can be a slow process.

Overall, this has been an amazing place to work and I don't think I could have had a better environment to start my career. – less
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Was good company 2002-2008
Officer/Lobby Support Staff (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZJuly 7, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: same management for over twenty years +
As a proprietary officer, it was good pay and good benefits; it was somewhat difficult to progress within the department or transfer out but compensation made it workable.
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Different style of Management
Material Manager (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZApril 30, 2014
General Dynamics a totally type of Government Industry. General Dynamics was more of an Engineering house.
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Good place for engineers & great compensation
Program Manager (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZApril 4, 2014
Had a great opportunity to be involved with new technologies.
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Awesome Company
Field Engineer II (Current Employee), Fort Lewis, WAApril 1, 2014
There is not a company around that meets the standards that General Dynamics C4 Systems sets for itself and it customers.
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Good job when there is work
Principal Staff Engineer (Current Employee), Scottsdale, AZMarch 28, 2014
Pros: good pay, great health benefits
This is a government contractor. If the contracts are available, then the work is good and fast paced. When the contracts are not available, the culture becomes more difficult.
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Travel intensive sales position with great customer interaction.
Director of Latin American and Canadian Sales (Current Employee), Nashville, TNMarch 27, 2014
Pros: travel, independence
Cons: limited chance for advancement; corporate direction
As Director of Sales for Latin America I get to spend a great deal of time traveling to exciting places and meeting with a variety of customers. I work closely with many types of customers through relationships developed with strategic in-country partners. These interactions are invaluable learning experiences that have refined and shaped my customer – more... service and partner management skills. The most enjoyable part of this job is traveling and meeting such a wide variety of people and absorbing different customs and cultures. – less
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Previously Forward Looking now Sequestered To Death
System Engineer, Technical Staff (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZMarch 18, 2014
Pros: in the 2004 to 2006 time frame things were done correctly and progress was made
Cons: became sweatshop culture lacking any product quality focus
The emphasis on large subcontracts led to the hiring of hundreds of useless employees, who were then put in project management positions to increase the contract costs and income. This led to paralysis and then delivery of incomplete and late products.

Prior to 2006 the company had plenty of projects and reasonable people capable of building working – more... systems. Emphasis on large projects, schedule and cost over product led to customer dissatisfaction and the inevitable decision to give the development work to smaller contractors. – less
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Great place to work
Senior Administrator (Current Employee), Fort Gordon, GAFebruary 17, 2014
This is a great place to work. The people and environment is very laid back but professional.
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Rewarding, excellent work environment when defense spending is strong
Lead Integration and Test Engineer (Current Employee), Scottsdale, AZFebruary 13, 2014
Pros: learned a lot, great people and great management.
Cons: poor job security due to declining defense spending
Wanted to work for GD until I retire but with defense budget cuts over the past few years job security has been declining. Good pay, average advancements, great learning experience and decent benefits.
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Unstable Environment
Staff Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZFebruary 12, 2014
Pros: lasting relationships, hard working people, ability to learn and be part of exciting projects that directly bring value to the company
Cons: layoffs for the past 3 years, low moral, no bonus or merit increases, no incentives to build moral
The best part of the job was being able to interact with many employees, managers and staff from different cross functional team on a daily basis. Being able to collaborate through research and analysis to capture key business information in order to provide key information needed to communicate, create, test, implement and support all types of projects – more... and business processes that would enhance and provide efficiency to the Organization.

The hardest part of the job would be lack of resources to support major and key project initiatives that would unfortunately result in scope creep and potentially impact project/program schedules. Lack of budgets from Upper Management in order to execute key initiatives and not being able to be provide feasible achievable schedules due to the environment as of late. Very difficult to work in a low moral environment.

It is an experienced environment that had plenty of opportunities to sustain and keep great young talent, but unfortunately, not able to do so with the change in the Defense Budget and Funding Programs being cut.

Lasting thoughts, do your homework on company reviews from 3rd parties online, check out what others say on reputable sources, good and bad, look at the markets and stakeholder data for projections and future growth, before you commit to any employment opportunities anywhere, period!

Good luck to anyone that finds this to be beneficial in your search! – less
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Not a bad place to work.
Field Systems Engineer (Current Employee), Fort Lewis, WAFebruary 7, 2014
Advancement for Field Engineers could be better.

Better communication from mid-level management could help.
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They have some amazing employees.
Former employee (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZFebruary 6, 2014
Pros: people
Cons: frequent layoffs
They have some amazing people that made coming to work enjoyable.
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Excellent Company in Tough Times due to Defense Downturn
Senior Manager (Former Employee), Scottsdale, ArizonaFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: the people
Cons: senior leadership
General Dynamics has been an outstanding company to be a part of for many years. Unfortunately it is experiencing what other defense contractors are due to sequestration and defense spending cuts. And with the war draw down it is the perfect storm of a declining market for Information and Communication Systems.

However, the people at GD are the top – more... talent you will find anywhere. It is a great work environment and good benefits, pay and culture. The leadership seems lost and without a vision for the new future. They are focused on making the numbers for this year, this quarter and that is about it. The workforce has lost faith in the leadership and quietly the leadership also seems to have lost their focus.

The company of the past - I highly recommend. I hope it returns with a change in leadership direction. – less
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It'a A Job
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Ft. Bragg, NCJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: work hours
Cons: career progression
My job is pretty much autonomous in the fact that I just about do the same thing everyday. I get to work and check my emails to ensure that I don't have any request from customers. After checking my emails, I would proceed to open requisitions, issue equipment, and ship and receive more equipment. I am in the customer service industry and my job is – more... to ensure that the customers are kept happy by ensuring that they always have operational equipment. If only management was in the business of making employees happy - it would be great. – less

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About General Dynamics C4 Systems

General Dynamics C4 Systems specializes in command and control, communications networking, rugged computing, information assurance – Read more