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28 days ago

SUPPLIER MANAGER

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems San Diego, CA

• Collaborates with the Capture Teams, in preparation of Supplier acquisition strategies • Provides support to the Make/Buy and Source Selection… General Atomics Aeronautical Systems


28 days ago

Programmer Analyst

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems San Diego, CA

We have an exciting opportunity for a Programmer Analyst to join our Project Engineering team. Selected candidate will have strong SharePoint power… General Atomics Aeronautical Systems


28 days ago

Business Continuity Manager

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems San Diego, CA

• Manages the development and implementation of crisis management, business continuity, and emergency response policies, procedures, and programs… General Atomics Aeronautical Systems


12 days ago

MECHANICAL STRESS ENGINEER (PROJECT LEAD)

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems San Diego, CA

• Leads and develops innovative and practical solutions to diagnostic design, manufacturing , assembly and testing challenges. • Performs… General Atomics Aeronautical Systems


26 days ago

MECHANICAL INSPECTOR

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems San Diego, CA

s of inspection results including deviations from engineering requirements. Performs and coordinates the calibration of precision measuring tools… General Atomics Aeronautical Systems


14 days ago

Component Engineer

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems San Diego, CA

• Provides technical support in handling component selection, qualification, usage, and lifecycle management. Serves as the alternate component… General Atomics Aeronautical Systems


28 days ago

COMPOSITE QUALITY ENGINEER

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems San Diego, CA

• Develops, documents and directs the implementation and evaluation of quality assurance programs and systems on one or more large projects… General Atomics Aeronautical Systems


28 days ago

Mid Level Engineer

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems San Diego, CA

· Work within a team environment to receive, track, coordinate, and resolve technical issues found during development, integration, test, and… General Atomics Aeronautical Systems


28 days ago

Senior Business Systems Analyst - PLM COE

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems San Diego, CA

· Deep understanding of various functional areas within the Windchill product line: Part management, Doc Management, Change Management, ACL’s… General Atomics Aeronautical Systems


26 days ago

SENIOR PROCUREMENT COMPLIANCE ANALYST

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems San Diego, CA

• Point of Contact for all DCAA/DCMA audit or customer RFI requests encompassing subcontracts, material procurement, and price/cost analysis Analyze… General Atomics Aeronautical Systems


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    Current Employee - Software Developer V in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer V in Poway, CA

    I have been working at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary if you negotiate it coming in.
    Amazing benefits - pension, health care, year end bonus, 9/80 work week, etc,,,
    Interesting work
    Mandatory overtime is rare
    New buildings devoid of mold and mildew
    Diversity - the engineering staff is multiethnic and there seems to be little or no discrimination

    Cons

    First off, there are none of the perks engineers from other industries might be used to - No free coffee, no free soda, no takeout if forced to pull long hours. Sometimes you're lucky if the AC works. I've heard three very different people refer to this as "the sweat shop" since they have cut the AC and lights before cutting power to the computers. Basically, the company behaves like a startup that is on the tail end of their venture capital money.

    Minimal support from other departments. I get the sense IT, HR, and Payroll would rather not be bothered. If your only work computer breaks, you may have to wait for days until IT comes by to take a look. They're getting better about this, but at one time it was inexcusable. Some of the project managers are great. Some are Ivy league snobs who have no problem disrespecting their worker bees in front of customers, taking credit for their work, or throwing them under a bus.

    Politics - bullies, slackers, and other rascals are given free rein which drags moral and productivity into the gutter. When you're getting rewarded the same as the guys who literally talk hockey for half the day, why bust your butt? You'll probably be put into a cubical so you have to listen to this all day long. At least one person every 20 feet must be half deaf because the place is NOISY! Management knows all about this, and seems to think it's cute since they're right in there gabbing with the chatty cathies. The company has a policy against earbuds and headphones, which people like me ignore for the sake of our sanity. Fortunately they turn a blind eye to that was well.

    Mandatory overtime is downright punitive. I heard one guy complain he has to work from nine am on his birthday, which was on a Saturday. I've never done it, but heard this overtime is unpaid. I wonder if it is the company's way of encouraging people to quit since people on the affected projects are forced to come in even if they are caught up on their work.

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