General Atomics Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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General Atomics Chairman and CEO Neal Blue
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Pros
  • Great benefits and lots of jobs (in 10 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedule for most employees (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Very poor upper management, unqualified (in 3 reviews)

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  1. A&P Specialist 1

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgecrest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgecrest, CA

    I have been working at General Atomics

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, Cool technology, Every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Middle of the desert. Small town but close to big cities.

    Advice to Management

    Increase Diverstiy


  2. Intern Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Atomics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and great internship program. Very invested in learning and helping you advance your career.

    Cons

    A bit of a head in the sand mentality.


  3. Great Company to Work For

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Atomics full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *9/80 schedule
    *Brilliant engineers
    *Stable
    *Good benefits
    *Dedication to quality and excellence
    *All around great product and a good company to work for

    Cons

    *Could use more employee engagement programs


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  5. Good location

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Atomics

    Pros

    Great location. Nice people. Flexibility. wonderful benefits

    Cons

    Slow growth. Government work. slow sometimes.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Benefits, No Culture

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    Current Employee - Engineer I
    Current Employee - Engineer I

    I have been working at General Atomics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, brand new sports complex, competitive salaries

    Cons

    Next to no sense of culture, constant talk of decline in business

    Advice to Management

    invest in employee wellbeing


  7. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chula Vista, CA

    I have been working at General Atomics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company has great benefits

    Cons

    You may find it difficult to advance


  8. PROGRAM MANAGER

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Poway, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    9x80 WORK WEEK, Nice Facilities, Cutting Edge Technology

    Cons

    Politics, Resistant to Change, No Career Path

    Advice to Management

    Organize, Remove dysfunction, Eliminate politics


  9. Excellent Career Move

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT

    I worked at General Atomics full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the leading technology companies in America. They are committed to developing or improving technologies that can truly benefit their customers. They provided me with a lot of freedom to build my career and work projects in a way that best-suited my talents. They are also family oriented, my time with my family was valued here and they did a lot to make sure my personal life balanced out my work life. They have excellent benefits and are one of the few companies left that provides a true pension fund.

    Cons

    Not too many detractors working here. Short term military contracts make for a continually shifting future, but also provide a lot of opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time working with individuals on a personal level. Take the time to interview employees for new positions within the company and match personality and desire with the position more than just seniority.

    General Atomics Response

    Jun 11, 2015System Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review about your experience with General Atomics and affiliated companies.


  10. Helpful (2)

    GA Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Plenty of opportunity to make contributions. Very professional work force that is dedicated to quality.

    Cons

    There are draw backs to the fact that as a non manager, or lead, it can be more difficult than necessary to get work done when so much information is required to be shared across a man anger / program manager matrix.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your performing employees by continuing to reward strong performers. Don't be afraid to cut loose those who don't pull their own weight.


  11. Mechanical Engineering

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with good people. Flexible hours and good job stability with great benefits. One of the few companies that offer a pension plan.

    Cons

    Lack of mentor-ship, limited growth potential, easy to get stuck within your group doing the same thing since there are no rotations. Work becomes repetitive and boring.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a rotation and mentor-ship program for young engineers in order for them to see where they excel at and what they like. It will make young engineers more motivated to work leading to a higher retention rate and better moral.

    General Atomics Response

    Jun 24, 2015System Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We appreciate the feedback regarding your experience with General Atomics and affiliated companies.



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