General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada

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Good work/life balance but no guarantees as a contractor
Engineering Liaison Specialist (Contractor) (Former Employee) –  London, ON10 September 2017
The work is great. Good opportunity to learn and develop your career. Flexible working hours make for good work life balance. The people a nice a for the most part are willing to help new people with their questions. If your a contractor continue to apply for full-time jobs in-hours and elsewhere. The culture will try to convince you that you'll be rolled-over to full-time in 2-2.5 years but the reality is there is no guarantees. The workload is based on winning government contracts. If they loose bids then the work slows and contractors are let go first.
Pros
Flexible working hours
Cons
Contractors arent guaranteed to be rolled over to full-time
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Culture of cronyism and favoritism
Technical Writer (Former Employee) –  London, ON20 July 2017
Pay and job flexibility are the high points of this job. At least in the Technical Publications department.
Technical work can be rewarding, but advancement and movement within the company is difficult if you aren't sucking up to management, or worse, if you are calling out problems or inconsistencies.
Management and HR culture is very stagnant and insular. The size and age of the company seems to have created a back scratching environment full of helping out buddies and family, to the detriment of actual innovation and listening to new, fresh, voices.
Pros
Good pay, flexible work hours
Cons
Incompetent management, Too worried about image and "optics", Passing the buck rather than getting things done right, Rewards sycophants over people willing to call out problems
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Weak and poorly trained management.
Production Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 January 2017
Easy job but little room for advancement unless you're buddies with management. Promotions are based on a cheesy "going through the motions" interview when the managers already know who they want. Distinct lack of professionalism and honesty. Managers talk about employees behind their backs as if the employee won't hear about it. Was fortunate to have a truly world-class group of co-workers (for the most part.)
Pros
Easy, clean, warm & dry. I'd go back if they re-opened despite the negatives.
Cons
You can get into a rut so deep you'll be hanging pictures on the walls of it.
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