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General Atomics CEO Neal Blue
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Pros
  • "Retirement Benefits and 9/80 work schedule(in 93 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, awesome schedule great co-workers(in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management favors former military who think they’re still in the(in 24 reviews)

  • "With large growth comes large growing pains(in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Good Old Boys"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poway, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than 8 years

    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’...

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    Advice to Management

    Management will never change so advice would be a waste of time. However, if the Blues dug deep they would see these things but why should they? They’re multi millionaires who own half of Poway.

    General Atomics2019-06-01

    General Atomics Response

    July 24, 2019Agency

    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, ...

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  2. "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - 9/80 Schedule - Job Security - Smart coworkers

    Cons

    - Not latest tech - Some coworkers are coasting

    General Atomics2019-05-17
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Atomics full-time for more than a year

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times.

    General Atomics2019-05-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits, Boring Work"

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    Current Employee - Materials & Process Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    401k, Pension, Decent Salary, 9/80 Schedule, Good bosses.

    Cons

    Little to no room to grow or develop. Difficult to get promoted or get training.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize training your employees so that as they grow, your company can grow.

    General Atomics2019-04-30
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Atomics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, 9/80 work schedule, it's a job and foot in the door.

    Cons

    Hires too many green engineers that rely on the few experienced talent who are under appreciated, burnt out, and haven't left yet.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat. There are a lot of people that just sit there all day and cause more harm than good and collect a paycheck. Treat your talent better with compensation and listening to their ideas or they will all eventually leave.

    General Atomics2019-03-12
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Good old boys"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Poway, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Atomics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pension Vacation Product 9/80 schedule No desire to lay-off

    Cons

    Buddy network No upward ability Poor management Lack of management knowledge Middle managers managing nothing Work environment Compensation increase/promotions are nonexistent

    Advice to Management

    Hire from the industry (civilian experienced) not straight out the military. Treat people with respect not military mentality. Promote and reward the true top performers not your buddy from the military. Learn strategy to win competitive contracts. Treat this as a business with intentions to succeed.

    General Atomics2019-02-20
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Mission Systems Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Atomics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong defense customer relationships. Decent pay and benefits. 9/80 Schedule Patriotic Senior Leadership (Blue Family)

    Cons

    Weak organization. Poor management communication and structure. Lack of systems engineering. Many kingdoms and fiefdoms of political alliances. 'Never time to do it right, always time to do it again after it fails' Significant turnover of employees. Many people killing time until they retire or get vested in retirement accounts. Many people here only for flexible 9/80 schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Overall not a very well organized company. Mission Systems still believes its about 10x smaller than it is. E-mails and post it notes are not ways to disseminate information. Software is mostly undocumented and people seem proud of that. Poor quality software and system integration has been delivered to customers who have better options in marketplace. Software testing is rubber stamp only with no real power to...

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    General Atomics2018-12-28
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Program Planning and Scheduling Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Program Planning in Poway, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    9/80 schedule and the benefits

    Cons

    The morale of the department is low. There is no sense of leadership and no career path. There is a high turnover rate and people are moving into better opportunity. There is also a lack of promotion and opportunity to grow.

    General Atomics2018-12-12
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Large Company can provide you room to grow and advance"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Growing Environment, 9/80 schedule, decent yearly raises

    Cons

    No good mentorship programs, or rotational programs for engineers. Difficult to achieve management promotions

    General Atomics2018-12-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, good benefits, job stability

    Cons

    career growth, mid-level management, locations

    General Atomics2018-11-16
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