General Atomics Reviews

Updated 29 May 2020

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3.7
77%
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87%
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General Atomics Chairman and CEO Neal Blue
Neal Blue
326 Ratings
Pros
  • "Retirement Benefits and 9/80 work schedule(in 94 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, awesome schedule great co-workers(in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management favors former military who think they’re still in the(in 25 reviews)

  • "With large growth comes large growing pains(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Fun work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Test 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Directly impact world events with engaging coworkers.

    Cons

    Work in a desert environment and its challenges.

    General Atomics2020-05-30
  2. "Decentralized"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pension , work schedule and Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Compensation is FAR BELOW AVERAGE.

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    General Atomics2020-05-26
  3. "Quality Engineer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Poway, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at General Atomics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Complex and amazing technology. Engaging work. Good benefits

    Cons

    Work shifted away from what I wanted to do and more what the company need. Decided to pursue other opportunities.

    General Atomics2020-05-12
  4. "Great work life balance"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Atomics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great teammates and good energy. Motivated leadership and interesting R&D projects. Management promotes work life balance.

    Cons

    Some work can be monotonous. The company needs to invest into more training for the employees.

    General Atomics2020-05-06
  5. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Specialist III in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are great, growth is possible

    Cons

    Once you negotiate your salary it is difficult to climb the ladder without applying for internal positions

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    General Atomics2020-05-02
  6. "Great culture, low salaries"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer I in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Salaries low for the area. Not much opportunity for promotion.

    General Atomics2020-05-11
  7. "GA review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Assurance Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good benefits, pension plan and 401k matching

    Cons

    Various leadership makes work environment uncomfortable

    General Atomics2020-05-05
  8. "Great place to start a careeer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Atomics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues and management. Facilities are nice.

    Cons

    Can get assigned multi-year/phase programs which is not for everyone

    General Atomics2020-04-19
  9. "Good company."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Composite Technician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They offer a pension and a 401k

    Cons

    It is located away from family.

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    General Atomics2020-04-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "ARFF Review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Aircraft Rescue Firefighter in Palmdale, CA

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, cafeteria ok, can take leave as needed. Good job security, growth opportunities or transfer to other departments.

    Cons

    There can be quit a bit of down time, if your smart you will study to move up.

    General Atomics2020-03-25
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