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General Atomics Human Resources Reviews

Updated May 10, 2019

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General Atomics CEO Neal Blue
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3 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Internal opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources 

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

    Pros

    Internal mobility, ability to move up in TA, fun work events, intern program , pension plan

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre for some roles, lots of attrition, old school company

    General Atomics2019-05-10
  2. "Great Company with Great Product"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule - Competitive benefits - Work stability

    Cons

    - Some processes are antiquated

    General Atomics2017-10-09
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not a Fan"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Amazing Health, Dental, Vision, 401K and Pension benefits -9 X 80 work schedule -Relatively laid back work environment

    Cons

    -Compensation could be better -Very stressful job, depending on the manager that you work for -The company is growing and is growing extremely fast and there is a lot of change. With this change comes a lack of direction and structure. I have heard "I don't know" or "We will look into that" so many times and an answer never becomes present even months down the line. -Working in HR is extremely clustered within this...

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    Advice to Management

    Please stop with the "Title Based" infrastructure that you have. Even if someone isn't as experienced regarding their specific field, this does not mean that opinions shouldn't be heard. We focus so much on hiring the critical positions, and not much focus has been structured and focused on the administrative positions. At times we can feel overworked, and this really deteriorates morale.

    General Atomics2017-10-04

    General Atomics Response

    October 16, 2017Systems Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We encourage you to share this feedback with your Manager if you have not already done so. We also welcome the opportunity to speak with you further in efforts to gain greater insight into the feedback you’ve provided so that we ...

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great for stability, but terribly overworked w/No incentive"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Diego, CA

    I worked at General Atomics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great technology Corporate Perks and retirement plans Co-workers were fun and made great friends Good company to put on your resume

    Cons

    Growth is very limited. No training programs for employee development, and the positions are very specialized - once you're in a position, you're pretty much stuck. When there is a position open, an external applicant has always been chosen over promoting from within. Very demotivating. Management will always ask you what your career goals are during the interview and during reviews so you'll think there is hope,...

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    General Atomics2015-08-26
  5. Helpful (3)

    "HR"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart and dedicated employees, every other Friday off.

    Cons

    No work life balance, pressure to meet deadlines

    General Atomics2015-07-10
  6. Helpful (9)

    "Overall decent people at GA-ASI; however, the HR department couldn't be worse"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Poway, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Atomics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits: 9/80, the pension, CAL, Christmas shut-down.

    Cons

    The company makes a solid product but it promotes and retains incompetent people. The HR department is no different. The department is quite large and has turned over almost 100% in the past couple years. There are a lot nasty people where favoritism is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Mr. Blue: Please do yourself a favor and clean house at the top - including the "leadership" in HR. It's a very unhealthy environment.

    General Atomics2014-06-29
  7. Helpful (11)

    "Top heavy - too many chiefs and nothing gets done!"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are mediocre and not ambitious, this is the perfect place for you because you'll just float on by getting a paycheck, not being developed, and contribute very little.

    Cons

    Too many managers, every single one of them has to have a say and nothing ever gets approved. Projects will sit and sit and sit and pass from employee to employee that you feel you are in Groundhog's Day redoing the work someone before you had already redone for someone before them. It is a crazy circus here.

    Advice to Management

    Get over your egos and positions of authority and make decisions that are best for the majority as opposed to your own selfish reasons.

    General Atomics2014-06-18
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