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General Atomics CEO Neal Blue
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284 Ratings
Pros
  • "Challenging work, smart people, 9/80 work week(in 89 reviews)

  • "Great growing company with great benefits, including pension plan and 401K(in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of military background seems to post a negative connotation on some former(in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to work post-college."

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible hours beyond the 8-5pm and you can work overtime and weekends. - The staff is friendly and easy to work with. - If you are studying for the LSAT, they are really flexible with helping schedule time off for you.

    Cons

    - Perfection is the standard, but not always trained enough to meet this standard.

    General Atomics2019-05-18
  2. "Great organization to be a part of."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at General Atomics

      Pros

      Compensation, pension, benefits, campus, cafeteria, hardware.

      Cons

      Government contractor, so creativity isn't in high regard

      Advice to Management

      We really didn't need to hold so many meetings, sometimes we held meetings, to plan for a meeting.

      General Atomics2019-05-17
    • "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 4 years

      Pros

      - 9/80 Schedule - Job Security - Smart coworkers

      Cons

      - Not latest tech - Some coworkers are coasting

      General Atomics2019-05-17
    • "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - IP Analyst in San Diego, CA
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great team. Good benefits. Intelligent engineering firm.

      Cons

      Salaries are usually lower than industry

      General Atomics2019-04-30
    • "Good company - Pay not so much"

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      Current Employee - Pca 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great benefits and great product.

      Cons

      A lot of micromanagers. Management will not allow telecommute.

      Advice to Management

      Allow telecommute and pay higher salaries

      General Atomics2019-05-13
    • "Composite tech assembly"

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      Current Employee - Composite Technician in Poway, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Very easy work, starting to stream line things and make work better

      Cons

      Company grew to fast and its slowing getting cleaned up. Poeople that over 5 year take advantage of the system.

      Advice to Management

      Dont let HR to run the show

      General Atomics2019-04-26
    • "Internal opportunities"

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      Current Employee - Human Resources 

      I have been working at General Atomics full-time for more than 2 years

      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
    • "Fantastic company and culture. I miss it!"

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

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

      Pros

      I was on one of the design teams. My supervisor had strong technical knowledge and was motivational. The work load was realistic and the challenges were entertaining. Benefits were very competitive. I felt they treated me well and the work was not too stressful. It looked to me my coworkers in the department with similar respect. I learned a lot! Most designers had a strong understanding of the fundamentals, and...

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      Cons

      My reason for leaving was personal, but the pay was relatively low and there were some slow days. The department was growing and they were fitting a lot of people (2-3 people) into small cubicle sections. There was almost no software to validate your hand-calculations or if the work became too iterative or tedious to sensibly do by hand. Almost everything was done into spreadsheets and if someone else had previously...

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      Advice to Management

      I think this organization has a safe balance balance between their pros and cons although it never hurts to ask for improvement. I think the headphones one would have an easy one, and maybe introducing an EDA software or two for engineers to use including to do some or all of the layout. I don't think this reflects the business very much, but I did not like the food options and I would often be very hungry if I forgot...

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      General Atomics2019-04-19
    • "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 4 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
    • Helpful (1)

      "Disappointing"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at General Atomics full-time

      Pros

      Exciting technology, very knowledgeable staff.

      Cons

      Abysmal schedule management, poor leadership, resistance to process changes/improvments, fixation on delivery speed over delivering quality.

      General Atomics2019-04-29
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