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Quit giving raises
Started out great. But quit giving raises. Very competitive and fast paced work environment. As long as you keep your home life at home, this job is easy.
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I have nothing else to say
I have nothing else to say about this company. I don't believe giving out information about my former employer is appropriate nor has anything to do with applying for your company.
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Ok place to work
No further comments. Males are far more appreciated at GD. There is a "boys" club and unless you are really in with the "boys" you are working on the outside.
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Benefits suck
For a company that has over 100 thousand employees the benefits severely suck. Other that that the company is alright to work for.. ...................
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interesting place to work
high security, met a few high level Canadian and American Military personnel. The sounds of the engines starting up on the LAV - like hat you hear just after "Gentlemen - Start your Engines"
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Management Is resistant to Change
GDLS used to be a workplace of choice but over recent years the leadership has tlaked about how to change and be a leader in the industry as well as the workplace of choice but its really just words that provide an illusion when in reality they continue to support a soloed workforce and leadership.
They view people as "heads or resources" not as humans that contribute to the success of the product and company. The continually withhold information from employees that revolve around people leaving their families for months on end and have taken away any financial compensation that used to entice people to go on extended worldwide deployments.

Leadership will support those who put their head down and do as they are told and not think outside of the way business has been done all along.

Overall if your just looking for industry experience or a job to fill a time in your life and okay with the company looking at who their friends are and who iisnt and your termination being determined by this then its not a horrible place to call you workplace. If your looking for a job that gives you a sense of worth and engagement that will support you through your career then stay away
Pros
Benefits, rate of pay
Cons
deployments, not open to change
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GDIT: They’re ok
The company is large and “filled” with opportunities for their greatest resource, it’s employees, but has zero opportunities available and is extremely poor with communication.
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Good place to work
Professional environment, great place to learn and practice engineering skills. A typical day consisted of reviewing maintenance tasks and writing maintenance procedures for the various tasks. I learned about the technical manual development process. Management was okay, some more direct guidance to junior staff would be better.
Cons
No Stability for contractors
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Place to learn some cool new things
A typical day is design, code and test in some cool military grade hardware

I learned a lot about systems engineering


The management is very good, supportive and involved at every level.


Workplace culture is generally easy going. Team lunches and offsite social activities
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Military Supplier
I was on a 6 month contract but it increased to 20 months. A very different work environment being that it was military and very high security. As a contractor you never had a good feeling of being a employee because you did not know when your contract would end. Worked on some very interesting and huge military vehicles. I learned a lot there in a short amount of time as they were constantly training you on workplace rules.
Pros
Military expierence
Cons
Contract work - didn't know when it would end
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The people and salary and bonus are the only good thing there
The people and salary and bonus are the only good thing there. management expects you to do overtime all the time. They have flex time but when you are on overtime all the time it seems impossible to make the time up.
Pros
pay
Cons
they call it work life balance but you never get off overtime
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tout en general
tres bonne usine a part de souvent etre mis a pied reste ok
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Apprentissage du métier de technicienne
J'ai beaucoup aimé me retrouver dans une toute autre ambiance de travail, car les employés étaient de majorité masculine. J'ai eu la chance d'avoir un bon leader de laboratoire qui prenait en charge de nous familiariser avec l'industrie.
Pros
Beaucoup d'entraide.
Cons
Salaire peu élevé puisque c'était un premier stage.
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Unique
It's a unique place to work. Very stressful, but rewarding. I don't think I'd recommend it highly, but the pay is amazing and if you like the military it's a good place.
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Flexible Work Day in Monotonous Workplace
-a typical day is flexible in start/end/break times
-long-term goals usually prioritized, occasional short-term pressure

-usually overtime opportunities, often overtime requirements

-bare essential training, little in the way of learning opportunities

-enjoyable if you thrive in a team setting and work well with others

-not much for you if you need recognition or validation for your work

-the company struggles to retain good people yet often keeps workers on short contracts
Pros
Good pay, good management
Cons
Long hours, high turnover
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A productive and fun workplace. Lots to learn.
Interesting diverse environment. Great work life balance. Plenty of hands on learning and training opportunities. Great benefits and vacation packages available.
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Fun place to work with great work/life balance
General Dynamics have both awesome managers and staff. The Calgary office values work life balance, making it one of the best places I've ever worked!
Pros
Great people, free parking, work life balance
Cons
None!
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bon environnement de travail
en général, il y avait une bonne ambiance de travail, dans un environnement sécuritaire!
Pros
bonne fraternité entre collègue
Cons
difficulté de gestion de la production
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Entreprise bien établis avec une bonne structure
Entreprise ayant des bases solides. Management assez contrôlant et qui est plutôt directif. Employé syndiqué qui se servent beaucoup des clauses de la convention.
Pros
bon collègues de travail
Cons
direction très rigide.
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Had a cafeteria
It was a great place to work and learn as we tried to continuously improve the product and production flow.

With team work & vision any thing is possible.


The management was customer focused and work force safety was a priory. They worked hard to make the work place productive & profitable to insure it's continued viability by using all the talent in the work force they had.


The culture was for the most quality focused fun and safety conscious with most willing to improve all aspects of the work environment.


The constant threat of plant closure


The team environment that worked so hard to maintain the viability of the plant & continuously improve product quality & productivity.
Pros
Great opportunities to advance in a team environment
Cons
Constant threat of plant closure
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Demanding but very rewarding place to work
The test team was extremely hard working dedicating long working hours to many projects. The demands of the job are extreme and make work and life balance a challenge. The rewards of the job are very good with excellent compensation, a co-operative work team and and an extremely enjoyable product to participate in working on.
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