Systems (Current Employee), Ontario – October 16, 2013
Pros: overtime pay
Cons: long hours, low morale
A typical day involves most coworkers unhappily trudging through their workload as the hours are long. After 12 hour days, refusal to do more that day can result in being viewed by higher ups as "not a – more... team player". The most enjoyable part of the job is the overtime pay, when it is given. Coworkers are great and are helpful digging through the trenches with you, often supplying cards and treats when someone works themselves to sickness, but thanks from management is hollow. Constant talk of layoffs gives the coworkers nervous chuckles. – less
Productive company that strives to meet requirements
Electronic Assembler (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – August 26, 2015
Everyday we followed a schedule in order to meet the quota. This involved tasks such as soldering and final assembly of military equipment and printed circuit boards. I learned about quality control and time management.
Area Manager Customer Service and Support (Former Employee), London, ON – July 8, 2015
Pros: World Travel
Cons: Duration of some jobs and working conditions at some facilities
As an Area Manager of the Field Service Team I was responsible to:
Analyze the scope of work required to complete engineering changes to the GD produced family of armoured vehicles co-ordinate parts – more... ordering and shipping to the customer facility. Team selection to travel to install changes Arrange Travel for all personnel Supervise personnel at the job site Maintain accurate vehicle records Input information into the vehicle database at the completion of the job – less
Assembler (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – March 19, 2015
Pros: 9/80 days
Cons: managment and nepotism
there is no room for advancement unless you have served in the military with the bosses or are a family member. any investigations are one sided and go nowhere. you get a lot of holidays and every second Friday off though. wage increases are equal to the hiring rate so if you work there for 10 years you will make as much as someone walking through the door,
Manager, Quality Systems (Former Employee), London, ON – February 25, 2015
Pros: annual bonuses
General Dynamics is a manufacturing organization with high Quality and People standards. It rewards employees with some of the best benefits and career opportunities available. I would gladly recommend it to anyone. Your hours of work are flexible. Core hours are expected but accommodations can be made for personal requirements. The people are very professional with high levels of education.
Logistics Specialist (Former Employee), London, ON – April 23, 2014
My day started with email and messenger communication. Going through your work, if you have special projects, looking at schedule to see what I was up to that day. 1/2 hour lunch. Afternoon meetings, team – more... meeting once a week. Once a month company overview
I learned many programs. I was doing a lot inventory control which I am very versed in but I learned about goverment warehouses. I learned 3 new systems My co-workers with great team players and I made many life long friends.
The most enjoyable part was all my work with data. I enjoy analyzing data. I was able to work with management. – less
Supply chain (Former Employee), London, ON – April 18, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: horrible working conditions, management uses threats and intimidation.
Working for GD was a horrible experience between nepotism gone wild and poor manager who believe to be a leader you have to threaten and "ride" the employee. Going to Human resources to complain your human – more... rights have been violated or the working conditions are unsafe is a one way ticket out the door. This is a company that says all the right things, but cannot back them up. I have heard of people being physically attacked by other co-workers with no consequences to the other worker. The battle damaged vehicles coming back from the front line are not "clean" but HR will tell you they are and that you are a liar. I have seen things that GD did not prepare me to see. Forced to work over-time upto 7 days a week for over a year. No regard for burning out employees, plenty more waiting in line to join GD is the theory they subscribe too. – less
Train new employees, lead hand, repair welds (Former Employee), London, ON – January 30, 2014
i would do something different almost everyday..the day seemed to go by quickly most days.. i learned alot about lavs..and how they work in the battle field..what they can do and how they protect the army personnel...my co-workers were great easy to get along with..the hardest part of job was repairing someones eleses work..the most enjoyable was the paycheck..
Field Service Rep (Former Employee), Kingston, Ontario – October 2, 2013
Very good company. I worked on a project that was managed in Calgary but located in Ontario. With Government budget cuts my position was cancelled. Excellent benefits, good salary and outstanding support from Staff managing travel, benefits, pay etc. Would love to work for GD again some day. Alot of special people.
GDC is an excellent company. Employee support is outstanding
Senior Supply Chain Manager (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – March 30, 2012
Pros: excellent employee support, outreach programs, good benefits and pension, supports employee welfare
Cons: very long hours
As a long term employee of General Dynamics, I feel I am in a position to give them a very positive and honest review. Through strong leadership, GDC has overcome many obstacles over the years to enable – more... itself to thrive in the marketplace. Being recognized as a grandfather in hi-tech, it has built its reputation on quality products and delivery excellence. They have an outstanding employee support program that includes not only the financial benefits of their employees but the mental and physical attributes of their employees. GDC has honorably earned 5 stars – less