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Helpful (5)

Taking advantage of down economy

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Current Employee - Technician III in Poway, CA
Current Employee - Technician III in Poway, CA

I have been working at General Atomics

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible working conditions. Onsite health facility. Easy use of granted time off for personal reasons. Located away from the hustle and bustle of downtown San Diego. Every other Friday is off with the 9hr work days.

Cons

Completely taking advantage of down economy and not willing to pay what employees are worth. Recruitment process was worst and most unprofessional I've experienced. Never available, never return phone calls or emails, and very lazy approach with questions.

Advice to Management

Little to no communication between management and employees. Overall lack of accountability on employees. General sense of a lack of urgency in process improvement. "That's the way we've always done it" approach. Great product with great future success but will be eventually crippled by the lack of better mid-level management, training, and mentorship programs.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    shockingly dissapointed in supervisor naive, lack of, intellegence, organization and care for anything including the co.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adelanto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adelanto, CA

    I have been working at General Atomics

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The longtime emps. that made, "G.A," what it is. The proudness you feel to be a part of something big for our country. Great benefits. continually growing field for future. encouragement to learn skills in other departments.

    Cons

    within the last year,many supervisor hires with very little knowledge of there job and or common sense. Drone-like emps. (flocks of sheep). Hired for quantity not quality work in an, R & D, location where creativity and ideas are what started the co. not very ISO compliant any more. Facilities, so behind in many unfinished jobs due to recent new supervisors ill lack of organization, priorities, and care for all fellow emps. and co.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring supervisors on the, "buddy", system. Try hiring them for there knowledge, skill and '"real", experience....... or they will be the demise of what used to be a great co.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Great place to work during recession

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at General Atomics

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, country-club like campus, job security

    Cons

    Career advancement is glacial. You either have to wait until A) some one dies, B) some one retires, or C) you've reached your salary cap and the only way to give you a raise is to change your job title.

    Sometime the proverbial "right-hand" doesn't know what the left hand is doing also...

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to, and promote talented employees. Clear out the cobweb staff.


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