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General Atomics Reviews

Updated 8 Jan 2020

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3.7
77%
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86%
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General Atomics Chairman and CEO Neal Blue
Neal Blue
321 Ratings
  1. 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
  2. "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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. "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
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Proud of this company and it’s mission

    Cons

    Can’t think of any

    General Atomics2019-10-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Job"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Smart People. Decent

    Cons

    Very corporate. Slow moving. Older crowd

    General Atomics2019-10-15
  8. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, great pay and off Fridays

    Cons

    Fast paced, environment, too much redundancy

    General Atomics2019-09-26
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company, just wasn't for me"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager III 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Atomics full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, good people, and nice facilities.

    Cons

    Cubicle work and no end in sight to tasking.

    Advice to Management

    Meet or exceed what L3, Raytheon, or Lockheed are paying and give more time off.

    General Atomics2019-09-14
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Well, it is a Government Contractor so..."

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    Former Employee - Unknown in Poway, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Annual salary was good, but because it is a Government Contractor, don't look for the niceties found in typical corporate environments.

    Cons

    Wow, where to begin? The Facilities Department is a broken and does not want to be fixed. Oddest thing I've ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    There's a reason your turn-over is so high.

    General Atomics2019-09-23
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