General Atomics Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2021

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3.7
73%
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83%
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General Atomics Chairman and CEO Neal Blue
Neal Blue
493 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 work schedule (every other friday off)(in 105 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and pay- could retire well after a career here(in 82 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "exceptional nepotism from retired military with hiring on their friends despite qualifications(in 28 reviews)

  • "Upper management not in tune with necessary changes needed at lower tiers(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      The best defense company/manufacturer to work for in San Diego, (if in person)

      Sep 20, 2021 - Project Manager II in Poway, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work/life balance, staffed well, friendly co-workers, 401k with match up to 8% (4% added over that by employer), and a pension on top of it. Benefits like free company gyms all over San Diego, good cafeterias, and even a GA pool near Torrey Pines.

      Cons

      Because of the work/life benefits, pension, etc people rarely leave. That results in few places to advance in some departments like project management and engineering, due to the number of employees competing.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      good company

      May 18, 2021 - Bio Statistician in Tonbridge, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      felxible working hours good work life balance

      Cons

      no cons really amazing place to work

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Nov 15, 2020 - Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Huge variety of multi million projects

      Cons

      Long hours and average salary

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company!

      Apr 24, 2017 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Company provides an excellent compensation package including 401k and company funded pension.. team oriented environment. Working at GA felt like I was part of something very important

      Cons

      Excessive travel has strained work/life balance

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent ecperience

      Jan 28, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great pay great work atmosphere

      Cons

      long hours too many males

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Job security without a challenge

      Oct 14, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work is easy (department/team dependent) Deadlines are always soft and constantly being pushed back (can be a con) Independence without micromanaging Very few meetings for the most part

      Cons

      Projects are constantly put on hold Tech is outdated Little opportunity to grow skills/knowledge Work can get very slow

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      GA Review

      Oct 14, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - friendly people - nice environment - flexible schedule

      Cons

      - unorganized, slow systems/processes - subtle sexism against women

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good room for growth

      Oct 12, 2021 - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pension and 401k are good

      Cons

      No real cons for this company

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to learn

      Oct 10, 2021 - Project Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to learn and have people mentor you when you are starting off

      Cons

      Sometimes it is a bit slow and stifling with old engineers and people stuck in their ways

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Oct 8, 2021 - Senior Lead Instructor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great coworkers and get to meet alot of great people

      Cons

      Not alot growth or benefits

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