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Updated May 31, 2023

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Found 1,618 of over 2K reviews
3.6
64% Recommend to a Friend
General Atomics Chairman and CEO Neal Blue
67% Approve of CEO

Found 1,613 of over 2K reviews

3.6
64%
Recommend to a Friend
67%
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General Atomics Chairman and CEO Neal Blue
Neal Blue
670 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years
    Featured Review

    Excellent Company to Work for.

    Sep 15, 2022 - Field Service Representative III 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Excellent benefits. Long periods of leave between deployments.

    Cons

    While deployed, living conditions may not be for everyone.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great company going down

    Apr 20, 2023 - Quality Inspector 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Leading manufacturer of unmanned air vehicle

    Cons

    They need to sell more planes and stop laying off people

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Outdated Place to work

    May 31, 2023 - Senior Business Analyst in Poway, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    1) You get to live in San Diego 2) Don't have to work very hard 3) average benefits 4) Great place to work if you are an older employee looking for a place to sunset your career

    Cons

    1) Very low standards 2)Lazy employees 3) Will promote diversity of competence which hurts the company overall 4) Low Pay 5) Will pick up a bad work ethic and not learn marketable skills if you are a junior employee looking to grow your career

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    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    Apr 7, 2023 - Software Developer in Poway, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Raised pay from not competitive to competitive. Hybrid work schedule (some WFM, some in office). People are collaborative and understanding. A lot of diversity. Good culture and values. Looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Raised pay from not competitive to competitive ONLY after all the software developers started leaving the company. Hybrid work schedule ONLY if you don't have any work to do on site or are a manager. (SPOILER - all the work is done on site) People are collaborative and understanding ONLY if you are lucky. My first team was great, then everyone left and now my new manager and team members have micromanagement problems. A lot of diversity due to the fact that GA offers H1B work VISAs. Good culture and values ONLY if your values include an infatuation with military technology and beer (for some reason everyone who works here seems to drink alcohol). Looks good on your resume BUT is very hard to describe since you can't be too specific.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good Company

    May 28, 2023 - Director in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great employees and managers. Good culture.

    Cons

    Pay is less competitive than some industry competitors.

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Would be Greater if Engaged All Employee ERG's & Less Turnover

    May 16, 2023 - Talent Acquisition Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome product lines TA Team works cohesively TA Team has a wealth of knowledge

    Cons

    No ERG support DEI "working" initiatives not supported fully at the top TA Team saddled with lots of admin duties

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    May 25, 2023 - Technician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities of growth Travel to different countries

    Cons

    Management issues Lots of overtime expected

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    No diversity

    May 26, 2023 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Large company, no micromanaging. The pay is really good compared to other companies.

    Cons

    You get lost in the numbers and there is no diversity of color or culture. Only those who are well known make it to the top.

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Lots of squandered potential.

    Apr 2, 2023 - Individual Contributor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good experience for resume. Learning how to deal with difficult people. Seeing firsthand many of the cliche business 101 mistakes immature companies must overcome on their way to becoming well run organizations.

    Cons

    Politics. Subject Matter Experts being ignored by less experienced people who were over-promoted into management. High turn-over of some of the best talents leads to high levels of loss of institutional knowledge. Privately-owned means that much of the oversight recieved by publicly owned companies is not present. Siloed decisions are made based on the limited perspective of of small group of disconnected executives.

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee

    General Atomics

    May 15, 2023 - Project Engineer I in Poway, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Tuition Reimbursement, Pension, Roth 401k with Matching, and 9/80 schedule in GA-ASI.

    Cons

    Not every department is full time WFH, some are more hybrid or no WFH option available.

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General Atomics has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 1,819 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at General Atomics to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, General Atomics employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at General Atomics. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

64% of General Atomics employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated General Atomics 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

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