General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
The business of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is the development of transformational technologies that deliver paradigm-changing results. An affiliate of privately-held General Atomics, GA-ASI is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. The company is dedicated to providing long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with the integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent situational awareness and rapid strike capabilities.
General Atomics and affiliated companies are world renowned leaders in developing high-technology systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems; remotely operated surveillance aircraft; airborne sensors; advanced electronic, wireless, and laser technologies; and biofuels.
We offer an excellent opportunity to realize your full potential and fulfill your career aspirations.
Join the General Atomics team where you can make a difference!
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Innovation Begins with Brilliant Minds
General Atomics and affiliated companies happened because a few smart people thought the status quo wasn’t good enough. We need exceptional minds that are inventive, resourceful, and thrive in a hands-on environment. Our internship program offers an exhilarating environment where you will be challenged to push the envelope with innovative high-tech solutions to further your classroom learning and professional experience.
The General Atomics and affiliated companies Internship program provides paid internship opportunities for summer and year-round positions for eligible students. Participants gain exciting hands-on research experience, while working alongside the company’s finest professionals who will serve as mentors. General Atomics and affiliated companies invites undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in technology, engineering, and science, as well as other majors that lend support in special projects, to apply. Working at General Atomics and affiliated companies means embracing stimulating and challenging work, having the chance to work on cutting-edge technology, and being part of a growing team. In addition, most internships will provide the opportunity to attend technical lectures and guided tours, network with peers and company employees, complete a technical report, and participate in a final presentation that summarizes the results of their research.
- Real-world experience and career mentorship
- Competitive salary
- Flexible work hours
- Housing assistance for non-local candidates
- Academic major and coursework concentration
- Full-time student status at an accredited U.S. college or university
- Classification as an undergraduate or graduate student (Master’s or Doctoral level) by the start of the program
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is among the leading technology employers in the San Diego area. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:
- Medical insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
TAX REDUCTION PLANS
- Pre-tax premium options
- Pre-tax spending accounts for health care and dependent care
- Life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance
- Business travel accident insurance
- Long term disability insurance
- 401(k) retirement savings plan
- Pension plan (defined benefit)
- Tuition reimbursement
- Paid time off
- Paid holidays
- Legal services insurance plan
- Recreation facilities
- Employee Recreation Association (ERA)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Eligibility varies with employee status and longevity. Most benefits are available to regular employees scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week and are generally available within one month of an employee's hire date. Benefit programs described on this site are explicitly defined in legal documents. The formal language of the plan documents, and not the informal wording of this summary, would govern in the event of a conflict. General Atomics reserves the right to change, amend or terminate any of the benefit plans at any time and for any reason.
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I worked at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Best opportunity for advancement, good benefits, hardware electronics is probably the best environment I have seen in 50 years of experience, management is also best. Company values are superior to most companies, especially if you believe in God and family. This is a VERY pro USA company with a feeling of family. Excellent retirement, insurance, vacation. Great people to work with with broad range of experience, especially mechanical and electronics hardware.Cons
Different groups fight to impose their importance. Software is always competing with engineering for budget. Production is always competing with engineering for product responsibility. This needs to be addressed as it is unfair to those of us that are dedicated to our jobs.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Provide more separation between group management and the employees. Management needs to be more involved with responsibility definition between groups. Keep going, all else is fine. I am sorry I ever left the company.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
Interview process started with a phone screening. Fairly standard format of resume walk through and what my interests are. On site interview was also fairly straight forward with questions about positions held on resume and walk through of Project Engineer role. The interview process consisted of phone screen plus the on site interview.Interview Questions
Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
- Pretty basic interview questions. Why General Atomics? Questions about job transitions, etc. Answer Question
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) – an affiliate of privately-held General Atomics – is a world leader in the manufacture of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), tactical reconnaissance radars, and advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. Our focus is on creating the innovations of the future and finding the exceptional minds that will take us there.