General Dynamics Mission Systems Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 10 Dec 2019

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  1. "Good Experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked a GDMS for 2 years

    Cons

    Time off, PTO and mytime are only 96 hours a year. Mytime is your sick leave

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Some projects are great, but most are dull"

    3.0
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    Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Startup culture, flexible hours, great people

    Cons

    Dull work a lot of times

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  3. "Work is Interesting"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Upper Management is pretty good Engineering Management is moving toward Agile

    Cons

    Often get switched from project to project

  4. "Software Engineer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, decent benefits, different projects

    Cons

    PTO is lacking, on 96 hours / year

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Has been good to me over the years but I’ve been lucky."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Advanced Engineer -software in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent vacation compared to my friends but none are engineers so it’s hard to know. The benefits are decent but see below. Good location. Lots of parking since in a suburb. Decent cost of living for a metro area.

    Cons

    I think GDMS in general does not get how to support software engineers at all. No Linux support at all. Windows boxes on desks that we don’t want. Makeshift Linux systems setup for each contract, bad IT support by engineers whose main job is not support so can’t blame them. I hear constantly about other newer contracts being underbid with required overtime for months on end and too many inexperienced staff. Not sure how true. If your spouse takes GD health insurance even though their employer offers the absolute worst super expensive insurance GD will charge you more than coworkers whose spouses don’t work. GD considers your spouse as taking advantage - stated in the meeting by company president when the policy was announced. The 401k match is not great compared to other places. Constant reorganization but it doesn’t affect the bottom level much.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A good company with a lot of opportunity to grow. 9/80 schedules.

    Cons

    Work can be slow at times. Hard to get a good work/life balance.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Balanced Workplace"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many startup-like perks such as free beverages, flexible work hours, casual dress, and a lively social atmosphere Variety of projects to work on Lots of very smart co-workers Company is financially stable Very good overall benefit package

    Cons

    At the project level, sometimes painfully risk-averse Government customers end up tying our hands in times w/r/t ability to innovate or use modern tools Bureaucracy is here, and occasionally chafes a bit

  8. "Senior Software Engineeer 2"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Outstanding and flexible work/life balance.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities without relocating. Difficult for individuals with established families.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Okay place, but there's better out there"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Industry standard medical benefits Frequent information exchange from managers Company has a culture of giving back to the community. Flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    No relocation offered for hires with less than 20yrs experience. 10 holidays while competitors offer 12 Low PTO offerings. History of taking away PTO Dumpy facilities, many lights don't work in the hallways. Sort of like working in a cave Aggressive hiring tactics

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Awesome place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics Mission Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked at GDMS for a very short time (<1yr), but really loved how employees got treated there. Management really tried hard to keep employees happy. GDMS is located in Scottsdale, which is in the nicer part of Phoenix. 9/80 work schedule which allows you to take every other Friday off. The "decompression room" has nice big screen TV, with X-box and Playstation along with pingpong table and foosball table. 401k matching up to 4.5%. Nice small perks like paying $150 toward your gym membership and free Valley Metro card allowing you to take buses and light rails at no cost.

    Cons

    The company can't seem to win any work contracts. Maybe marketing department needs to step up their level. Due to this, your job might not be very stable. Engineering tools (SW/HW) and workstations are a bit dated, not keeping up with the outside world.

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