General Atomics Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Great for growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great management, team, benefits and good for growth

    Cons

    Most employees are underpaid and the HR department needs work


  2. Helpful (1)

    Research engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diverse work list and many different coworkers. Never boring plenty of opportunity.

    Cons

    Pay is fairly low based on productivity and work load. Incremental pay increases rarely keep up with inflation.

    Advice to Management

    pay good employees better


  3. Buyer 1

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer I in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Buyer I in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small company feel with big company pay.

    Cons

    No cons to mention at this time.


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  5. Fair but slow to change

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Poway, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages , benefits and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Old ways of doing things


  6. working at ga

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time

    Pros

    The opportunity to work on projects that are long term and there can be considerable flexibility in the approaches taken, and you have opportunities to define your own projects

    Cons

    As with many places the fear of litigation can make thing move very slowly

    Advice to Management

    speed up


  7. A&P Specialist 1

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgecrest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridgecrest, CA
    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


  8. Intern Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    HR

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart and dedicated employees, every other Friday off.

    Cons

    No work life balance, pressure to meet deadlines


  10. To any competent engineer, this is probably not a good fit for you. (see cons)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time

    Pros

    Decent overall benefits package. Pension is a nice perk.

    Cons

    To any competent engineer who likes to be well utilized, contribute, have influence over a project and generally feel good about their work and accomplishments, this is probably not a good fit for you. Process, politics, micromanaging, etc. combine to ensure that most are distant from and uninspired by their efforts. I have seen numerous workers advance beyond their abilities while a lot of more capable employees get held back.

    Advice to Management

    Not utilizing the talent you have acquired is a true shame!

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    Aug 7, 2015 – System Administrator

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  11. Lots of potential, Needs Improvement.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic - Deployable in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - A&P Mechanic - Deployable in Palmdale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to get in as a entry level job Decent pay at home Good pay while Deployed Great Benefits

    Cons

    VERY poor work life balance Long, frequent deployments with no break when you return Poor location, very far from anywhere Management always asks for more with no incentive Poor efficiency at home with very little focus Little inter-departmental cooperation Management does not listen to employees

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to your employees, most want to accomplish goals and work hard but are unable to because of the strangle hold placed upon them by supervisors who cant agree with other departments and because there is no clear objective. Give the people who travel more perks so we don't loose all of the hard workers to burning out.



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