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Updated Aug 27, 2020

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3.8
73%
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84%
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General Atomics Chairman and CEO Neal Blue
Neal Blue
483 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

      Project Administrator

      May 29, 2018 -  in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for

      Cons

      Lack of military background seems to post a negative connotation on some former military personnel

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Enjoyed the work, not the nepotism

      Aug 27, 2020 - Training Developer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great cafeteria, awesome team, easy to work with others, transparency in chain of command

      Cons

      exceptional nepotism from retired military with hiring on their friends despite qualifications

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Technical Writer

      Aug 12, 2020 - Technical Writer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours 9/80 work schedule (every other friday off) Food court in work building and trails to working breaks

      Cons

      A lot of former military employees Lack of diversity Redundant work

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Secure Career

      Jun 12, 2020 - Software Engineer in Poway, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job security and exciting technology

      Cons

      Military/contract work, slow to adapt

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great post-military opportunity!

      Dec 3, 2019 - Data Management 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, plenty holidays, family-friendly, flexible schedule, and clear daily work expectations

      Cons

      Favors ex-military, lack of communication between departments with regard to policy improvement, and job training is often informal and lacking

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good Old Boys

      Jun 1, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      9/80 work schedule, 401K, grateful to have an income

      Cons

      Management favors former military who think they’re still in the military. Lack of flow down information across the board. Favoritism, processes and policies that continuously change without company wide notification. Just a mess of a company with high turnover. People come here for ‘job security’ because GA has never had a major layoff. The trade off is low pay and archaic processes. It’s definitely a ‘good old boys’ culture where one gets ahead by kissing up to management.

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      13 people found this review helpful

      General Atomics Response

      Agency

      We appreciate the 8+ years you’ve spent with us, and we’re glad to know that you’re happy with your flexible schedule, your retirement benefits and your job security – all of which are very important to us, too. While we’re obviously disappointed to hear your views on our culture, our management teams do, in fact, grow and change. As do our processes. But it takes time when an organization grows as quickly as we’ve been growing, and so we appreciate your efforts to push us.

    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Stay away

      May 21, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The ASI division has a 9/80 work schedule and a pension.

      Cons

      The worst company I have ever worked for. Policies are archaic and straight out of a military playbook. This company doesn’t know what good leadership and performance looks like. Ever since they lost the MQ-25 contract, work has been drying up and people are sitting around with little to do.

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      16 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Job is good, pay is horrible.

      Apr 11, 2018 - Project Manager in Poway, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed work environment. Work/Life balance is good.

      Cons

      PAY. Pay is horrible. I love everything about this job but will probably leave soon... I could be doing the exact same thing somewhere else making MUCH better money. ESPECIALLY with the CA cost of living... General Atomic's pay is a joke. The other issue is micromanagement-- it runs rampant throughout GA. For so many military people that work there, it's embarrassing to see how much micromanagement occurs. Set your people free! Let them surprise you!

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      23 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Excellent Career Move

      Jun 2, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      One of the leading technology companies in America. They are committed to developing or improving technologies that can truly benefit their customers. They provided me with a lot of freedom to build my career and work projects in a way that best-suited my talents. They are also family oriented, my time with my family was valued here and they did a lot to make sure my personal life balanced out my work life. They have excellent benefits and are one of the few companies left that provides a true pension fund.

      Cons

      Not too many detractors working here. Short term military contracts make for a continually shifting future, but also provide a lot of opportunities.

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      1 person found this review helpful

      General Atomics Response

      System Administrator

      Thank you for taking the time to leave your review about your experience with General Atomics and affiliated companies.

    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Expect to take a cut in salary if you want a job with General Atomics

      Sep 19, 2012 -  in Poway, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The only company that's never had a layoff. Appears to be opportunities for career advancement. Some departments and managers are good people.

      Cons

      Last 'raise' was embarassing, an insult. Conservative, military environment. 'Good ole boys club'. There are some managers who continue to be promoted in spite of their well known reputation. Upper management seems to ignore complaints about managers who 'produce'. Unless you have no life don't make this place a priority because it will suck you dry, then spit you out. Seems to be the norm with most companies these days.

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      5 people found this review helpful
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