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A great job in the high desert

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palmdale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA

I have been working at General Atomics full-time for less than a year

Pros

Good pay, easy work, nice atmosphere, decent benefits

Cons

Benefits are kinda expensive, mandatory over time, some co workers in other departments are jerks for no reason

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your doing a great job.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for General Atomics

  1.  

    Work is interesting and coworkers are respectful and professional

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

    I worked at General Atomics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary and interesting work

    Cons

    Privately owned so a lot of old boy favoritism which limits advancement based on performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and promote career advancement with your subordinates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people. Dominating company in UAV market, in addition to growing use of UAV drones in warfare, which results in very good job security. Good benfits. 9/80 schedule = Every other Friday off. It lets you complete chores, and it stacks with Federal Holidays, where you could get 4 days off.

    Cons

    If you want best and all of the benefits, it's going to cost you some money. Irrelevant training. Poor management. Extremely little career mobility. Some people I know have been doing exact same job for 3-5 years until they got moved around. Work is more of dog and pony show, always being reminded that there are tour groups (literally) and customers, therefore to be on our best professional behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more incentive for promotion and job transition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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