General Atomics

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A large aerospace company that is splitting up into many small factions

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Former Contractor - Technical Subject Matter Expert in San Diego, CA
Former Contractor - Technical Subject Matter Expert in San Diego, CA

I worked at General Atomics as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

Location is great, offices are nice

Cons

Management is very secretive/ deceptive with internal workforce

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians at this company. Managers that pretend to report to the CEO are not fooling engineers with experience.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Difficult company

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Field Avionics Technician in El Mirage, CA
    Current Employee - Field Avionics Technician in El Mirage, CA

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of work, good money if you deploy overseas, benefits package is good, company seems stable (no layoffs), ability to transfer to other job sites.

    Cons

    Difficult place to work, , gay intolerance commonplace, some jobs closed to non-navy veterans, some management expectations are unrealistic, upper management not usually visible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the base pay better, move out old line managers for new ones, honestly, some of the old guys are truly useless. A lot of inappropriate attitudes tolerated by mgmt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Pretty good experience overall, but had to leave due to inability to advance

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Controls Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    -Other motivated and bright people
    -Interesting (high tech) projects
    -Nice facilities (at EMS)
    -Flexible schedules/hours

    Cons

    -No opportunity for advancement
    -Denied request for transfer
    -Middle management can be lacking, but entrenched

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be real with your employees - don't try to pull the shade over everyone's eyes. If things aren't going well, tell them. Don't just sugarcoat it and then berate people in meetings.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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