Shield AI Overview

  • San Diego, CA
  • 201 to 500 Employees
  • 2015
  • Company - Private
  • Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

CompetitorsGeneral Atomics, Palantir Technologies, L3Harris
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Shield AI is building the world's best AI pilot. Backed by top-tier Silicon Valley VC funds, Shield AI established itself as the leader in AI for aviation. Shield AI has been named to Forbes’ AI 50 and Best Startups lists, CB Insights Top 100 AI Companies, and Fast Company’s ...
Mission: Our mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems.

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Shield AI Reviews

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Ryan Tseng
Ryan Tseng
34 Ratings
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"Best Job Ever (for me); great location; great, friendly company!"

Aug 31, 2022 - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
Positive Outlook
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Working in a very interesting area (ai/robotics) Making something important and useful Super friendly/helpful coworkers Great location (downtown SD) Great flexibility (can work at home or in the


In my office location (downtown SD) I was initially turned off by the offices having 5 or 6 desks per office, as I was used to an open floor plan. But now I really
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Diversity & Inclusion at Shield AI

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Shield AI Interviews

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Applied online53%
Employee Referral23%

  1. UAV Operator Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Shield AI (United States)


    I had two interviews conducted over Teams. On the first interview, the interviewer was having laptop issues throughout. The second interviewer did not connect during our scheduled time and we had to reschedule. The interviews are 30 min and are very constrained for time. I was asked if I had questions with only a minute or two remaining. I don't feel that I was able to learn much about the operation or the position they were looking to fill.

    Afterwards the company gave me no feedback or results of the interview. They ceased contact. No email saying even a quick "thank you but we are not longer considering...", very unprofessional.

    A coworker of mine also had an interview and it did not go much better for him in terms of the professionalism he experienced with this company.

    Basic questions about my resume asking for me to expand on my experiences.

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Company Updates

September 23, 2022
Francois Chadwick has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Chadwick brings more than 30 years of financial experience, serving in executive roles at Uber, KPMG, and Volta. “Shield AI is one of only a handful of companies in the world working to deliver technology that is essential to global stability and peace. I’m thrilled to be joining this world-class team and look forward to leveraging my career experiences to ensure the success of the company and its noble mission,” said Chadwick.
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Shield AI Announces Francois Chadwick as Chief Financial Officer
June 9, 2022
“Many people don’t realize the scope of conflict in the world – before Ukraine, 84 million people were displaced by violence and persecution, up from 39 million in 2011,” Ryan Tseng said. “There aren’t that many opportunities to contribute to technologies that meaningfully address humanity’s great challenges – or that create the general conditions for human achievement. When you work on AI pilots for defense – you are working on the most important and disruptive defense technology of the next thirty years – and are empowering our country and allies to advance security, stability, and peace.” Read more from TechCrunch.
Shared image - Shield AI raises $165M at a $2.3B valuation to fuel development of its military autonomous flying systems
Shield AI raises $165M at a $2.3B valuation to fuel development of its military autonomous flying systems

Shield AI Awards & Accolades

  • Most Innovative CompaniesFast Company2020
  • CB Insights AI Top 100CB Insights2020

Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • First Job Programs

    Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

  • Tech Hiring Commitment

    Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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What is health insurance like at Shield AI?

...Benefits such as 401k match and health insurance....

December 29, 2021

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Employees rate Shield AI 3.9 out of 5 stars based on 58 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

To get a job at Shield AI, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Shield AI and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 69 of employees would recommend working at Shield AI to a friend. This is based on 52 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

56 of job seekers rate their interview experience at Shield AI as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3.3 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Shield AI.

75 of employees think that Shield AI has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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