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"Great place to work during recession"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits, country-club like campus, job security

Cons

Career advancement is glacial. You either have to wait until A) some one dies, B) some one retires, or C) you've reached your salary cap and the only way to give you a raise is to change your job title.

Sometime the proverbial "right-hand" doesn't know what the left hand is doing also...

Advice to Management

Pay attention to, and promote talented employees. Clear out the cobweb staff.

Other Employee Reviews for General Atomics

  1. Helpful (2)

    "great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Smart and hardworking folks
    - Technically Challenging Projects and problems
    - Very good compensation package
    - Alternate Fridays Off

    Cons

    - Military technology only; Not the latest technology used
    - Lot of Red Tape
    - Very hierarchical
    - Slow moving management

    Advice to Management

    - Open up to new ideas
    - Embrace new technology
    - Reduce red tape
    - Flatten your organization structure


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Too bad the old days are gone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The most diverse technical challenges you will find. Name one other company that makes its own computers, actuators, airframes, landing gear, SW, etc, etc. Engineers are given as much technical responsibility as they can handle. There are still great mentors for those who are eager to learn.

    Cons

    The company has been overrun by politicians. The core technical capabilities that made the company great have been subjugated to political aspirations of mediocre peter principle graduates. There is little to no management structure to guide engineering process resulting in a squeeky wheel, firefighting atmosphere with little delegation of responsibility but plenty of blame to go around.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot rest on your laurels. You have to look at how effective the current atmosphere is, and why. The lack of responsibility and accountability in middle management (VP Eng makes all decisions) breeds contempt and apathy.

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