General Atomics Reviews

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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3.7
69%
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General Atomics Chairman and CEO Neal Blue
Neal Blue
388 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 work schedule, very nice offices, actual work that will be used, great housing(in 103 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and pay- could retire well after a career here(in 80 reviews)

Cons
  • "exceptional nepotism from retired military with hiring on their friends despite qualifications(in 29 reviews)

  • "Upper management not in tune with necessary changes needed at lower tiers(in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "GA is a great employer!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project 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

    Great people, competitive salaries. Many program managers, supervisors, and directors have a technical background and are very smart.

    Cons

    Managers are often hands off. The just give you a task and let you run with it. I like this, but some people want to be told exactly what to do all the time.

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  2. "Nothing to be shared more"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at General Atomics full-time

    Pros

    Pretty good work place. Awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Unclear process. Needs to work on.


  3. "GOOD COMPANY"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Time, good salary, good management

    Cons

    Non-competitive environment, work pressure, peer pressure

  4. "Excellent"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Engineering Services 

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

    Pros

    Innovative and diverse range of products to work on.

    Cons

    Smaller Defense Company with growing pains.

  5. "Great Company!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Administrator 

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay, great company culture

    Cons

    No cons that i can pinpoint about overall company

  6. "Great Place to Work with Great benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and great pay, Growing company

    Cons

    growing pains that come with a company

  7. "Great place to work in the CA High Desert"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge UAV technology applications

    Cons

    Flat business outlook for the next couple years

  8. "Good company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Airworthiness Engineer in Poway, CA

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits are provided here.

    Cons

    Not many downsides except the pacing may be slower than other companies

  9. "Stable company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 and relatively relaxed environment

    Cons

    Old school company and slow innovation

  10. "Great Company, Great People"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    General Atomics gives opportunity to those who have less experience in this industry to become a marketable person in a demanding industry.

    Cons

    A lot of knee-jerk reaction decision-making that could be less detrimental if there was some forward thinking involved.

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