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General Atomics Reviews

Updated Nov 14, 2019

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3.7
75%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
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General Atomics CEO Neal Blue
Neal Blue
313 Ratings
Pros
  • "Challenging work, smart people, 9/80 work week(in 93 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, awesome schedule great co-workers(in 66 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)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Really enjoying the work"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting technology, promotes employee development, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Matrix organization can cause inefficiency

    Advice to Management

    Slow down on hiring....

    General Atomics2019-11-15
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, Excellent Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator 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

    Great company. You'll see a lot of cool things working in GA and the company is still growing.

    Cons

    Advancements can be slow in certain positions, Sometimes pay is a bit below market average, but some would say being one of the last companies that offer a pension, that Benefits can outweigh that fact.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep pay at market average at least, could stop turnover rates in certain departments.

    General Atomics2019-11-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great company, great products, good work/life balance, outstanding benefits.

    Cons

    There are no cons for me with this company.

    General Atomics2019-11-02
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, great culture, great people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company, great culture, great people!

    Cons

    Struggling to balance big aerospace requirements with small company culture

    General Atomics2019-10-28
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sharp people, innovative technology, global impact

    Cons

    Lack of perks and internal politics

    General Atomics2019-10-20
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Rewarding and friendly work place"

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    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, management is family oriented and level-headed/down-to-earth, culture is great, location is great. Overall a wonderful place to work. Plus the drones GA makes are super cool.

    Cons

    Rapidly expanding company that has a few kinks to work out

    General Atomics2019-10-10
  7. "Lack of leadership"

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    Former Employee - IT Technician in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; every other Friday off; pension plan

    Cons

    Poor leadership; a lot of favoritism and hepatism; not clear and proper direction from management and leadership team; lack of advanced IT workload and projects; no room to growth if you not good buddy of someone up there.

    Advice to Management

    be fair to everyone, respectful and knowledgeable how properly use skills set from each team member to make more succesfull team environment; encourage and motivate team members with more interesting and challengeable work load.

    General Atomics2019-11-04
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Avionics Technician 

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and people to work with. Good overall training and benefits. Pay scales much higher if deployed.

    Cons

    If you get the deploy-able technician job you will be away from family at a minimum of 6 months a year.

    General Atomics2019-10-15
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Software Intern (College Student)"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, clear expectations.

    Cons

    Not a lot of options in the cafeteria.

    General Atomics2019-10-09
  10. "General Atomics"

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    Former Employee - Materials Coordinator 

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

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly people

    Cons

    no time off, on call all the time

    General Atomics2019-10-14
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