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Seniority is king

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Good benefits (medical and dental insurance, pension, 401K) with above average vacation time and stable job security. Campuses are very well kept and a great location in San Diego.

Cons

No real incentive to better yourself. If you do the minimum required work you will be treated the same as those that go above and beyond. Compensation is very seniority based with arbitrary performance review cycles. I would not recommend this to anyone with career ambition.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward those that work hard and deliver. Quality and quantity of work should be the main compensation driver, not how long you have been with the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Poor management and care for employees

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    Former Employee - A&P Specialist
    Former Employee - A&P Specialist

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension. Working on a leading edge of aviation

    Cons

    leadership was poor, lack of experienced management. The people in charge are only in charge because they were there first, not because they are the most qualified. Lots of dissatisfied employees. No attempts at retaining experienced/senior employees. Morale is very bad and contagious. They've had a mass exodus of employees in the last year.

    Pay was average, perhaps slightly below.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people! There are some very simple, inexpensive things that could be done to turn around the morale. Really isn't about the money, it's about making happy employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good company culture but lacks direction and leadership.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Freedom and ability to work in a flexible work environment. Many leadership oppurtunites for people whi are motivated and driven.

    Cons

    At ttimes no strategy and lack of overrsight leads to lack of recognition. Ability to controll your own destiny in terms of responsibility but unfortunately as you grab more responsibility it is not rewarded from a compensation standpoint.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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