Associate Specialist (Current Employee) – London, ON – 10 February 2018
All in all General Dynamics provides great benefits and bonuses. They are always looking for ways to save money but don't seem to notice workers not carrying their weight. Top heavy with managers many of who are inept.Lots of opportunity for training and advancement if you are full-time, but unfortunately they abuse the use of contractors for years at a time.
Good work/life balance but no guarantees as a contractor
Engineering Liaison Specialist (Contractor) (Former Employee) – London, ON – 10 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.
Flexible working hours
Contractors arent guaranteed to be rolled over to full-time
Technical Writer (Former Employee) – London, ON – 20 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.
Good pay, flexible work hours
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
Production Coordinator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 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.)
Easy, clean, warm & dry. I'd go back if they re-opened despite the negatives.
You can get into a rut so deep you'll be hanging pictures on the walls of it.