General Dynamics Employee Reviews in United States

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Its like going to a high school with grumpy old men
Install Tech III (Sheet Metal Fab) (Current Employee) –  Quonset Point, RIMarch 8, 2016
If you like getting paid for sitting on your butt all shift then, this job is for you. If you actually like to work your out of luck.


Pros

Pay is good, decent benefits
actual work is fine

Cons
Bad Management

Advancement depends on who you know, not skill or work ethic

Bad HR department

If management doesn't like you, you will have a bad time, regardless on how well you work.

a lot of "work harder", but at the same time they tell you to slow down because of the nature of having a government contract.
Pros
resonable chance of getting 2 $750 bonus a year
Cons
Bad Management
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Not bad
Training Instructor IV (Former Employee) –  Fort Belvoir, VAFebruary 19, 2016
It was a long time ago but good place for someone straight out of college and looking to get their foot in the door. The company was good to the workers and provided decent training every year. You did kind of feel like a number there though and have to say the raises there were next to nothing.
Pros
Great place to start
Cons
Very little advancement opportunities and small wage increases.
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Very disorganized and run arounds
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLFebruary 25, 2016
They put a posting stating the salary is $14.64 however once you get hired on, one of the managers said they deliberately did that just to bring people in. The real pay was $10.83 and the remaining $3.81 went towards paying for your health insurance benefits which they make it seem in the post that your pay would be $14.64 plus benefits. NOT True. They are completely unorganized. The call center manager micro manages to the extreme. If you ever need help from HR, there is never a clear answer except I don't know. They have a strict occurence policy even if you are one minute late coming in, returning from break or lunch, or leaving early (5 chances a day) to receive an occurrence. Ten occurrences within 90 days, FIRED. No matter the reason either. They have no empathy for single mothers or whatever the reason maybe. They also have mandatory ATO which is approved time off. You are lucky to get a full 40 hours a week. The upper management are highly misleading and very disorganized. If you work here there is NO room for advancement. A lot of run around and empty promises. I would not recommend this company simply because you can get a job like this that pays $14-16 plus benefits elsewhere. I wouldn't trust anything anyone says about advancement or higher pay...it never happens.
Pros
Better than having no job
Cons
Empty promises and disorganized management
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Free Parking
Executive Administrative (Current Employee) –  VirginiaMarch 1, 2016
A typical day at work included a very busy day with demanding customers. Management was very helpful and always on site. My co-workers were great people and a joy to work with. The hardest part of the job was the commute and sometime the stressful work load/environment.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Heavy work load.
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Convair may have been a large company, but it felt like family.
MASTER TOOL MAKER/JIGS & FIXTURES (LEADMAN) (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 9, 2016
I started at Convair as an apprentice. It was an intense 4 year experience that I will never forget. Having been trained in over 20 different jobs all related to tooling, it has helped me in some way or form in every job that I have had since.
Pros
Great place to work, lots of employee benefits even a park.
Cons
They shut down.
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Good leadership and great benefits.
Marine Electrician II (Current Employee) –  Bath, MEOctober 25, 2015
Bath Iron Works is a good place to work and you can advance quickly if you're willing to work. Sadly, the union, Local 6 which represents the mechanics at the shipyard, is driving production and cost savings down. The management is good as long as you're willing to follow the rules of the bargaining agreement. It's a good place to work, however, I'm not sure you can make a career out of it.
Pros
Good pay and benefits, good leadership and plenty of work to do.
Cons
The union and the uncertinty of winning future contracts.
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New contract for General Dynamics. Trainers were varied in skills. Supervisors were excellent.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Lynn Haven, FLOctober 7, 2015
A typical day at work involved security, putting items away in locker, signing into system and answering calls from consumers. During the day, continuing training was also required.
I learned the proprietary system to assist customers. I learned also protocol, security issues, what states were providing insurance and where additional information was located in the system.
Management was very good, particularly supervisors.
Co-workers were terrific in sharing information with each other and assisting each other in an ambiguous environment.
The hardest part of the job was the initial software difficulties. The most enjoyable part of the job was assisting customers and working with great people.
Pros
Overall good training. Good benefits after initial period.
Cons
Difficulty changing shifts. Once you initially choose a shift, you may be stuck with it.
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great place to work
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Groton, CTApril 2, 2016
performed security duties
great co workers
management needs to improve employee relations
great work enviorment with co workers and customers
Pros
great benefits
Cons
improve employee relations
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experience
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Chester, VAMarch 7, 2016
the only thing that i really do not like about working here is that everybody tells you something different regarding policy and how things are actually suppose to be done or even what is done if an employee does something
Pros
benefits
Cons
they dont take doctor notes to excuses any absences
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Good
MDA (Former Employee) –  Groton, CTFebruary 21, 2016
Average Company to work for with only average benefits. Really busy at times with lots of dead time at other times. Seems like crisis management when projects are due with a lot of stress involved.
Pros
Good Company if you can handle the stress
Cons
Average benefits
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Great place to work at.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Riverview, FLMarch 8, 2016
The benefits are good. The employees are very friendly- including you boss/supervisor/manager. Everyone will get along.
Pros
Get to help total strangers and a great experience. Break every 2 hours.
Cons
Can be really busy in the day shift as opposed to nights. Angry consumers
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Large Company
HR Manager (Current Employee) –  Waco, TXDecember 1, 2015
Despite having so many company policies, there is ever-changing processes that seem reactive over proactive. Co-workers function well together, however upper management does not seem to have a finger on the pulse of the work force. Decisions are made without consideration of the full scope of effect.
Pros
Salary and Benefits
Cons
No work life balance
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Productive & Adjustable pace.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Hattiesburg, MSNovember 6, 2015
I learned a lot about federal student aid that most colleges don't inform you about. My co-workers were very friendly & at the same time professional. The hardest part of the job was getting people to understand that we had no control over whether they received federal government funding. The most enjoyable part of the job was releasing, breaking down, helping customers understand information that they didn't know or thought they knew about.
Pros
Paid breaks, health care benefits, request time off.
Cons
Couldn't miss a day even if sick.
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Easy fast pace job
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Sandy, UTDecember 6, 2015
-Answering inbound calls
-Learned to help customers with applying for Healthcare
-Management continuing to grow with advancement oppurtunities
-Friendly co-workers
-Most enjoyable part of the job is getting Healthcare for customers that are in need of it
Pros
Good Benifits
Cons
Work Environment
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Chaos
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Lynn Haven, FLJanuary 8, 2016
Organized and sometimes unorganized chaos/no one really knows what there doing.. It seems the they care more about company policies rather than customer service or the consumer which is who pays everyone's salary
Pros
AN ABUNDANCE OF OVERTIME
Cons
SHORT BREAKS AND COLD HEARTED MANAGEMENT
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A big company
Senior Technical Editor/Writer (Former Employee) –  Reston, VANovember 11, 2015
Big company, not-so-great in terms of advancement and benefits. No real appreciation for the "little people."

If you're looking for special thanks, parties, or celebrations, this is not the place. It has a tendency to feel like you are a number.

The pluses are that the salaries are competitive and the benefits are okay.
Pros
full benefit portfoio
Cons
employees pay for part of benefits
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Customer Service - Dry Cleaning Specialist
Warehouse Operator (Former Employee) –  Newton, NCJanuary 13, 2016
Enjoyed working with the public. Learned new skills, but salary was low. I continued to seek long-term, full-time employment. Fast-paced atmosphere.
Pros
Enjoyed customer interaction.
Cons
Pay scale was low and no room for advancement.
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Great company to work for
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Falls Church, VAJanuary 17, 2016
As government contractor, I worked at the clients location. So I never got to meet any of the corporate staff. My job was dictated by the client and as long as the client was happy, the corporate staff was happy. But overall, the company was great to work for.
Pros
Benefits package and salary compensation.
Cons
None
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Customer Service
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Hattiesburg, MSMarch 21, 2016
This is a good job to gain experience in. it helps you improve your customer service skills and working with others. It is also a very good temporary job and it has great benefits.
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I give this a 4 out of 5 star rating
Customer Service Representative Tier 2 (Current Employee) –  Chester, VAAugust 12, 2015
.General Dynamics is a pretty good company to work for if you’re starting out with a work history. It is also good for people who have had other careers and are semi-retired or want a change for a while. A typical day is answering phones all day. Management has an open door policy which is great. It allows you to go to your supervisor or a manager if you have a problem, without having to worry about a chain of command. Overall my co-workers are great. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you have a difficult caller or an angry one, and you’re able to help them resolve an issue they have struggled with. The hard part is, at times you just cannot help people, which leaves you feeling helpless
Pros
Most of the supervisors are great and easy to work for. Occasionally there is free food.
Cons
No raise in 5 years
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