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General Atomics Chairman and CEO Neal Blue
Neal Blue
575 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 work schedule, friendly environment(in 140 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits and Collaborative Team(in 103 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Military Culture can get annoying(in 34 reviews)

  • "Upper management is "old school"(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Innovative and Interesting Aerospace Technology

      May 26, 2021 - Staff Engineer in Poway, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Competitive salary with the opportunity to work on exciting, unique and leading edge technologies.

      Cons

      Upper management is "old school". Many grew up with the company and are struggling to adopt modern aerospace management principles. Company is struggling to become more lean and efficient.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Borderline slavery

      Oct 7, 2021 - Manufacturing Technician in Poway, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits 9/80 work schedule Growing company

      Cons

      Upper management Low retention Under payed

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

      Great benefits but upper management needs to change

      Feb 9, 2021 - Lead Manufacturing Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefit package is incredible and pay is competitive.

      Cons

      Upper management in composites needs to change or the company may not continue to grow.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good Progress

      Dec 17, 2019 - Facilities Manager in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Excellent benefits, strong growth and amazing products and technologies. Exiting time to be at GA with the growth and future opportunities. Many positive changes have been driven in the company and facilities is a great example. Leadership is pushing hard to move the support organization forward to meet the demands of the company growth. The facilities organization has made great progress over the past few years and I am happy to be a part of the changes. A true focus on the customers and services we provide. Moving the team in the right direction.

      Cons

      The company has grown very quickly since I started 7 years ago. Many support organizations such as ours in facilities did not grow rapidly enough to support the company expansion. We are playing catch up but the upper management and ownership has realized the need for these support teams to grow and have brought in some very strong leaders in facilities, IT, HR, Security etc. to help the progression. There has been great improvement over the past 3 or 4 years but there are still some of the “old guard” both leaders and employees that are not in support of the necessary changes. These people need to either support the changes or move on so more rapid progress can be made

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Company Culture is a Real Problem

      Mar 23, 2020 - Scientist in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good work and personal life balance. Very smart and competent people. Decent compensation.

      Cons

      Very weak company culture, to be honest its awful. Poor management hierarchy, possibly too much upper management.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Outdated Company

      Feb 17, 2021 - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Poway, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Location, paycheck, 9/80 days. You get to go home after the work day is over

      Cons

      Low pay. No architecture in the system. Management designing systems to fail. Many people working at GA with outdated skills sets. Dumb people from entry level all the way up to director level are at GA. One can literally fail on every project and get promoted as long as your boss and upper management fail also... it’s the GA way...

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Poorly managed space division

      Apr 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Somewhat competative pay and a pension plan

      Cons

      Management is horrible. Upper management is too "old school" to adapt to the future environment of work. Project management does not know how to correctly bid a project which results in poor schedules and over worked employees

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Ok Company

      Nov 18, 2020 - Aerospace Technician in Jurupa Valley
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay, benefits and work environment.

      Cons

      Upper management and it seems there always looking for someone to throw under the bus and make a example of what not to do. Even had one a manager, on a number of times. Mess with lunches, aircraft, stuff around the aircraft during a operation, trying to catch someone on a safety violation or anything else he could fine. Had one lead tell me, he seen a hatch open on the aircraft put wasn't going to say anything. Hoping the Crew Chief wouldn't catch it, and make a example of him not doing a thorough walk around. Luckily he seen it before the chucks were pulled.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Established Company

      Oct 22, 2020 - Accounting Specialist in Poway, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great employees and incredible benefits including pension program.

      Cons

      Upper management not in tune with necessary changes needed at lower tiers.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Generally good place to work.

      Jul 31, 2020 - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Close knit and a bit smaller than than the big aerospace companies. Fair compensation.

      Cons

      Work ebbs and flows based on whims of upper management. Spread out between the high desert and north San Diego area.

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