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Good place to work but depends on what group you're in

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Former Employee - Engineer III in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Engineer III in San Diego, CA

I worked at General Atomics full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Beautiful campus, gym and pool on campus for employees. Great people there, smart and friendly

Cons

Too much bureaucracy and red tape to get things done sometimes. Also owners are very fickle about which programs to continue funding after contracts are over. Lots of reorganizations in short amount of time, so hard to be sure of your groups stability/funding

Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible management. All ex military managers. Boot camp.......begin!

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    Former Employee - Tech Writer in Poway, CA
    Former Employee - Tech Writer in Poway, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good cafeteria. Good parking. Not many other pros to this place. Can't really say too much good about these folks.

    Cons

    Poor hiring practices. People get hired because they are old military buddies, not because of qualifications. Lots of yelling and screaming. Had a manager tell us he could make my group come in and scrub toilets with tooth brushes. A bunch of grouchy old men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Technology but Micromanagement sometimes gets in the way

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA

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

    Pros

    Able to work with great technology. Up to date hardware in data centers. Provides training on items that you support.

    Cons

    Frequently pulled off projects to work on other projects. Put on so many projects it is difficult to complete them in a timely fashion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees the project goal and let them do what they were hired to do to complete the project. Prioritize projects and have employees focus and complete them without ping-ponging between many projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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