General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada

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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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