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General Atomics Employee Reviews about "great benefits"

Updated Nov 18, 2021

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General Atomics Chairman and CEO Neal Blue
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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Poorly managed, saved by booming industry.

    May 16, 2013 - UAV Operator in Palmdale, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Great benefits and job stability. - One of the best career opportunities in the Inland Empire, performing in an industry to be proud of. - Plenty of opportunities to obtain sought after security clearances, and experience to propel your resume in defense contracting services, which all pay great without daunting and expensive educational requirements. - Optimistic outlook on the products produced by the company. - Attractive pay incentives, with fair travel policies, including per-diem in comfortable hotels, comfortable rental cars and an outstanding travel support team. - OJT by industry experts. - Great accommodation for current and retiring military, and supportive to serving National Guard and Reserve troops. - Christmas bonuses and a pension plan, which are increasingly rare, and a nice gesture.

    Cons

    - Management. The company grew too fast after 9/11, and most leaders in place now are the products of tenure-based advancement, rather than raw qualification. The lack of maturity from some supervisors shows in their poor decision making abilities and the behavior of subordinates. It is no secret that this is the number one issue to an otherwise flawless company. - The High Desert facilities are overlooked in amenities. The facilities host highly qualified and educated workers, including engineers, technicians, pilots; the breadwinners of the company who deploy to support customers. However, these workers must commute a long distance to work in a heavily crime ridden area, also one of the Meth capitols of the United States, to facilities that don't have a proper cafeteria or break area, and reside 20+ miles from civilization. - As a deployer, I have spent 41 months in a war zone for this company in the last 4 years, non-negotiable at the risk of losing my job. It is probably time to acknowledge that we are human beings also, and not human-ATM machines to be abused by absurd work details. - It would help if Senior Management spent less time pampering our staff in San-Diego and payed a little more attention to the rest of the company in the High Desert.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Mostly Positive

    Mar 2, 2021 - Software Developer II in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and a lot of resources for support. A lot of longtime employees with lots of knowledge to learn from

    Cons

    Slow paced (positive for some people). A lot of the employees dont really care and do the bare minimum

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great Place, though a little disperssed

    Mar 3, 2022 - Graduate Student in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits including pension and 401k matching Fantastic work group and people Adjustable to needs and Bonusses and Pay raises every year

    Cons

    A little spread out in resources Can be a bit distant being based in San Diego when working in Livermore

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Pay is small

    Feb 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    benefits and company perks are great!

    Cons

    Growth and raises are very limited.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Bruh...

    Feb 25, 2015 - Software Developer I in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits and pension (awesome place to work if you're at the point in your career where you just want to cruise to retirement) You don't have to work hard (my colleague and I were job hunting all day...my technical manager had no technical skills)

    Cons

    Can't advance (engineer I -> engineer II -> engineer III is typically the path and the raise in pay grade is a joke) A lot of the "managers" in the software side are frauds You don't get promoted because you're competent, you get promoted because you're "in" with management

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    10 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Contractor, more than 1 year

    GA of San Diego, Ca

    Jan 5, 2022 - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Multiple locations throughout northern San Diego Great benefits for both Contractor and FTE Peaceful work location Very Secure, compliant

    Cons

    Requires Citizenship Requires on site presence Privately held and managed

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Project Manager

    Sep 5, 2018 - Project Manager III in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits package to include a pension after 3 years and 401 K Matching.

    Cons

    Hours are “tracked” and our 80 hours worth of work is merely a minimum of expectation and pay. More than 80 hours doesn’t get you overtime or extra leave hours. It is pretty much expected

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    1 person found this review helpful

    General Atomics Response

    JWT

    Thanks for your feedback! We’re glad you’re happy with your benefits package, we want you to grow as we do. Different kinds of companies work with their Project Managers differently, but we also want you to be on a career track that you’re excited about. So please make sure to speak to your manager about the steps we can take to make that happen.

  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Enjoyed working 2 summers as an intern

    Jan 27, 2015 - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The employees were great people to work with and were all very willing to help me with my projects and offer advice. I felt like the work was meaningful and interesting and the pay and benefits were great

    Cons

    It was occasionally difficult to get work done through a lot of the bureaucratic red tape that comes with work for a large company, especially a contractor of the government.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    At will company that will.

    Jul 8, 2014 - Security Officer in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits and lots of jobs.

    Cons

    The company is well known for low balling you on salary.

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great Company

    Mar 10, 2015 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros