General Atomics – Palmdale, CA
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Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookNo opinion of CEO
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I worked at General Atomics full-time (More than 3 years)
Paid holidays, continuing education options, decent benefits, nice facilities, fitness facilities available
After working for a small division of GA for 3 years I saw my fair share of sexist management that hires women based on their looks, mid-level management that has no idea what they are doing, harassment of employees, hazing from managers, unethical manufacturing practices, HR department that does nothing, top management that acts like 15 year old teenagers, environment where taking responsibility for actions is not encouraged, misappropriation of labor and funds, lack of follow through with anything, band aid solution after band aid solution, destruction of quality records/files, and favoritism. In the second week of my employment, I was told to "up manage" my direct supervisor by top management. I'll just let that thought simmer. In addition to these things happening, no one at my division actually had a job title that reflected the job that they did. There were people leading teams and involved with production of clinical chemistry reagent, but they were referred to as "Biotechnicians". At any other biotech company, this would be a Scientist I/Manufacturer I or II/Process Engineer position. Job descriptions throughout the group were vague which basically allowed management to tell you to do anything from handling a customer audit to testing materials to cleaning the floors. The pay is a joke. As a college graduate with a BS, multiple years of experience, and a full-time 40 hours a week job, I should not have to contemplate the idea of taking on a second job to pay my basic bills. Shame on GA for not paying fair market value for their employees.
Advice to Management
I give to them a riddle since they have PhDs (allegedly...): what would you be if you were attached to another object by an incline plane wrapped helically around its axis? *I did originally have only two words, but I needed 20 words and profanity is not accepted.