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 – more... paycheck.. – less
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 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 – more... 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
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.
Junior System Integration Engineer (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – January 7, 2013
Great people. Good work life balance.Great people. Good work life balance.Great people. Good work life balance.Great people. Good work life balance.Great people. Good work life balance.Great people. Good work life balance.Great people. Good work life balance.Great people. Good work life balance.
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 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 – more... 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
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Houston, TX – March 5, 2014
Cons: short lunch, constant changes
This was my first call center experience, and it was alright. The management and supervisors knew little to nothing about the work representatives were doing. Therefore, there wasn't much help around. Lunches were terribly short, only 30 mins. Rules constantly changes, what is okay one day may be a write up the next day. Also, my entire site is getting – more... laid off, so job security is nonexistent for me. – less
Event host (Current Employee), Tooele, UT – March 4, 2014
I started as customer service rep at the go kart track. I advanced through fire and rescue to an event coordinator. Great place to work the atmosphere was amazing. Management was always there for me and helped me succeed.
It was a government job and had extremely high security.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Hattiesburg, MS – March 3, 2014
A typical day at work was fast paced. Most days there were back to back calls from people who wanted to learn about Obamacare and people who wanted to get enrolled in the healthcare program. The hardest part of the job was the constant calls with no breaks in between.
Lead Federally Facilitated Marketplace Expert (Current Employee), Houston,Tx – March 2, 2014
Assist consumers with anything dealing with the Affordable Care Act, from how to sign up, how it works, how it came about, etc. Direct management was very helpful, sometimes upper management not so much. The job sometimes became stressful because of the deadlines for consumers and the website not properly working all the time. Most enjoyable part of – more... the job was when the consumer would leave the line happy and satisfied. – less
Contract RF Engineer (Former Employee), Tech Center Denver , CO – March 1, 2014
Pros: nice office and well supplied with necessary tools.
Cons: as a contractor we hade none of the gd bennifits.
The folks at GD were all contractors. They worked well as a team. Unfortunately the company lost the contract to factors beyond their control and the whole office shut down in July of 2013.
The pace was very fast with building out sites at a fever pace. Typical day would be to inspect 4-6 sites and then confirm key specifics were properly recorded – more... to enable build contractors could proceed with site equipment upgrades.
Management was under tremendous pressure to meet schedules but was hamstrung due to outside forces in Sprint to change contractuals and equipment delivery.
Everyone trained their coworkers on their job specifics and as a result the teams was very efficient. Many of the co workers have kept in touch. – less
A group of veterans and a group of new comers who arrived 20 years later
Technical Illustrator/ Editor (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TX – March 1, 2014
Pros: a big team and group harmony was very important.
Cons: supervisors governed in a 1950's style, to many chiefs, and not enough indians.
Upon arrival checking what were the new tasks, taking assignments from your designated lead, and turning them into the lead for the next task. Many times the technical illustration department needed to clarify what was requested on an input. Many co-workers had a lot of experience and were willing to share "tips" from their experience. The reason this – more... was necessary is the best pictorial rendering may require a detail so no one viewing the drawing could misunderstand it. – less
Outside Machinist 1st Class (Former Employee), Groton, CT – February 28, 2014
Pros: good pay ad benifits
Cons: hard physical labor
Typically worked on board submarines forward torpedo room. some times the engine room installing rotating machinery and valves. Working with hand tools and measuring instruments making parts fit. Good working relationships with supervisors. Good working conditions usually with a team mate. The hardest part of the job was the walking carrying up to 100 – more... lbs it each hand in tool bags. One had parts the other tools to install the parts. Climbing stairs and ladders with these bags in each hand, The most enjoyable part of the job was the comoroderie of other workers. – less