General Atomics

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At will company that will.

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Current Employee - Security Officer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Security Officer in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Great benefits and lots of jobs.

Cons

The company is well known for low balling you on salary.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Nice company for technical people / Full of obstacles for sales people

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    Former Employee - Middle Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management

    I worked at General Atomics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Broad product line allows career shifts and learning
    Competitive pay at nice defense-industry rates
    Generous vacation/sick pay, full benefits, tuition reimbursement
    Private ownership by Blue brothers eliminates outside pressures and stock price manipulations
    Cool technologies - plasma, stealth coatings, Predator, rail guns
    Owner Neal Blue is amazing to understand and leverage so many diverse technologies
    San Diego!

    Cons

    Legal department's slowness and risk aversion has been strangling the company for past five years
    High level of conflict and office politics among departments in some GA entities
    Ridiculous number of approvals for routine sales (and 10 times worse for international)
    Family ownership results in inevitable nepotism
    Lack of training in organizational and people-management skills
    Sales and marketing are dirty words

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees who are in direct contact with customers and the markets. Let them lead the organization rather than allowing support groups, such as legal, accounting and production, to dictate policies and destroy customer relationships and employee morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Manufacturing Production Liaison Engineering

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manufacturing Liaison in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manufacturing Liaison in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work , I would return

    Cons

    none, I could not think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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