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General Atomics Reviews

Updated 19 Jul 2019

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General Atomics CEO Neal Blue
Neal Blue
300 Ratings
Pros
  • "Retirement Benefits and 9/80 work schedule(in 93 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, awesome schedule great co-workers(in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management favors former military who think they’re still in the(in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. "Generally Good"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Innovative 2. Technologically modern 3. Expanding Business

    Cons

    1. Negative Politics in Management 2. Cocky in business dealings 3. "Clickish"

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone with a degree is good (or capable) of their jobs and the reverse with those with no degrees. Open your mind a little bit more and you may find yourself with even more talented, capable, and hard-working people.

    General Atomics2019-07-19
  2. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Development Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Main pros for me are flexibility and room to be creative to accomplish projects

    Cons

    Not property structured in the sustainment division which makes it difficult for upward mobility

    General Atomics2019-07-18
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Planner in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Leadership always looking to improve. Company still growing. Great Benefits.

    Cons

    No 9/80. Other than that I’m happy with the company.

    General Atomics2019-07-17
  4. "Great Management and Learning Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Management is open to feedback and ideas for continuous improvement -Great work/life balance -Many opportunities to collaborate and improve processes because management gives you the freedom to pursue your ideas -Great company start out as a college graduate

    Cons

    -Low salaries, HR based it on the “Harvard” method where everyone is close within the pay scale. I’m not sure if this is true, but it is really hurting GA in keeping top performers.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t let HR continue to undervalue your great talent.. this is what is leading to high employee turnover

    General Atomics2019-07-16
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Low pressure, low salaries"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer-II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Atomics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Manager was amazing Project was decently fulfilling Worklife balance was excellent, like 100/100 perfect score, no joke Labs were a mess, I got to help make them better which was nice Very diverse workforce, I got to work with tons of women and folks whose English wasn't great, which helped me learn to communicate more effectively

    Cons

    They laid me and 16 other people off 3 weeks before Christmas (lmao) Defense contract work is always a crapshoot, if the work isn't won, you're out on the street Your program might be mismanaged, I got lucky(ish) Job duties took a while to align with advertised duties Salaries are designed to be uncompetitive to keep wages low Yearly raises are awarded on a merit system (up to your manager) Only so many above average...

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    Advice to Management

    Hope you can still deliver that product 5 years behind schedule with 16 less engineers, good luck!

    General Atomics2019-07-08
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Positive work environment"

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    Current Employee - Composite Technician in Adelanto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great schedule and good benefits. Time off whenever you want it as long as you have time saved up.

    Cons

    Horrible raises, can never move up unless you’re related too someone high up. Politics 100%. The only way to move up is to move around from position to positions. Unless of course, if Daddy works there than you’re set. Even if you suck at your job.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair

    General Atomics2019-07-08
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too relaxed of an environment"

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    Former Employee - Software Deve in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance skewed heavily towards life, friendly people, relaxed enviorment

    Cons

    Things move very slowly, little feedback from management on how you are performing.

    Advice to Management

    Be more quantitative in your reviews and have something more than once a year for 5 minutes to give other employees their review

    General Atomics2019-07-10
  8. "Busy"

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    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Palmdale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As much overtime as you want.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites and makes schedules accordingly.

    General Atomics2019-07-09
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be better"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager I in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on cutting edge technology that makes a real world difference and work beside some of the smartest people in the industry.

    Cons

    Processes and procedures are confused and convoluted. They change constantly and independently making navigating the red tape a nightmare that slows down business.

    Advice to Management

    The company is getting in its own way by not working together. Different business groups are moving in different directions without communicating and it's hurting the company.

    General Atomics2019-06-25
  10. "GA AS"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff QA Engineer in Sabre Springs, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Atomics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Family owned company with Pension plan and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Had way to many QA dept leadership transitions causing inefficiencies on leadership expectations for who is on first base..

    General Atomics2019-06-14
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