General Atomics Program Manager Reviews

Updated May 6, 2020

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General Atomics Chairman and CEO Neal Blue
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6 Ratings
  1. "Great work life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teammates and good energy. Motivated leadership and interesting R&D projects. Management promotes work life balance.

    Cons

    Some work can be monotonous. The company needs to invest into more training for the employees.

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    "Senior Program Manager"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Poway, CA

    I worked at General Atomics full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work. Nice people. Pension. Off Friday.

    Cons

    Difficult to grow. Stuck in small company mentality despite being so large.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Program Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented and intelligent people. Exciting, rewarding work.

    Cons

    Some people who have been at the company over 10 years seem complacent, unmotivated, and do not help the new employees learn the ins and outs of the company

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    "Program Planning and Scheduling Analyst"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  5. "Better than most Defense Technology companies"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Significant investment in research and development. Salaries for engineers and management better than most.

    Cons

    Privately held corporation does not offer stock options.

  6. "Program Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Offers Challenging Assignments, Work life balance, cutting edge technologies and willingness to invest

    Cons

    Fast growing which means lots if new processes

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    "Good Company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Program Manager in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Atomics

    Pros

    Great company and good benefits. Family environment and work with very talented people. Great atmosphere and caring management. Cutting edge technology. Good product. I would highly recommend this company if you are a male.

    Cons

    HR department has the worst reputation in town. There is very little if any career path at all. It is blatantly gender biased even though they deny it with so called study analysis. We know it and they know it but somehow continue to get away with it.

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    "Program Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Program Manager in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting domain. Impact on real world operations in the news every day. Business is good, now and future outlook. Company rarely fires people, so job security is good for most employees.

    Cons

    Engineering driven culture minimizes impact/influence of management. Company success has been almost exclusively in sole source work, so company has not had to compete for its success. This has resulted in poor processes and low competency in many core functional areas of the company. Career advancement opportunities are limited. Salaries are not competitive with market and raises are low.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "PROGRAM MANAGER"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Poway, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    9x80 WORK WEEK, Nice Facilities, Cutting Edge Technology

    Cons

    Politics, Resistant to Change, No Career Path

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  10. "Great Tech Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at General Atomics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Agile management, open doors, 9/80 workweeks (some locations) emphasis on unmet US needs and willingness to invest.

    Cons

    Growing pains in management, some departmental competition and blurred lines, agile management.

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