General Atomics Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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General Atomics Chairman and CEO Neal Blue
Neal Blue
422 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 work schedule (every other friday off)(in 105 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and pay- could retire well after a career here(in 82 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "exceptional nepotism from retired military with hiring on their friends despite qualifications(in 28 reviews)

  • "Upper management not in tune with necessary changes needed at lower tiers(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      GA is a great employer!

      Aug 17, 2020 - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, competitive salaries. Many program managers, supervisors, and directors have a technical background and are very smart.

      Cons

      Managers are often hands off. The just give you a task and let you run with it. I like this, but some people want to be told exactly what to do all the time.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Mar 29, 2021 - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      interesting projects and plenty of opportunity

      Cons

      lack of coverage at times

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Work for home

      May 4, 2021 - Program Management in Poway, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      9/80 is the best part.

      Cons

      Currently they are in talks to bring people back into the office after working from home for so long. A lot of employees are very happy working from home. I believe this will ruin moral making forcing people to come back into the office. Adapt with the times this is 2021 GA.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      good

      May 5, 2021 - Electrical Engineer in Lafayette, LA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      decent entry level job good

      Cons

      politics are a nuisance but this occurs everywhere

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      May 3, 2021 - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team environment and great software leads!

      Cons

      I did not have any cons.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company

      May 1, 2021 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong company and good benefits, working in leading technologies

      Cons

      Senior Management lacks strong back ground in current technologies and business management tools and techniques.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good work Life balance, benefits and good management (in my particular scenario)

      Apr 29, 2021 - Software Developer II in Poway, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work life balance, decent pay, good benefits, good management

      Cons

      working with other departments seems difficult when ego comes into play.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      Apr 29, 2021 - Human Resources in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, Pension Plan, off every other friday

      Cons

      pay is lower than market and no flexibility on work schedule or remote work

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      General Atomics ASI

      Apr 27, 2021 - Program Planning and Operations Manager in Palmdale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent organization to work for

      Cons

      Leadership is lacking in many areas.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Sar

      May 7, 2021 - SAR 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people can be decent

      Cons

      Schedule? Never heard of it

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