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General Atomics Technical Writer Reviews

Updated 23 de Mar 2019

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10 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Ghastly bureaucracy"

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    Former Contractor - Technical Writer/Editor in Sabre Springs, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Atomics for less than a year

    Pros

    Many nice people, struggling in camaraderie

    Cons

    Hideously rule-bound and compartmentalized, with no local computer admin rights

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    General Atomics2019-03-23
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer 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

    Very inclusive work environment with friendly and experienced coworkers.

    Cons

    Old school hardball techniques with salary negotiations and pay scale supports holding experienced employees down.

    General Atomics2018-10-31
  3. Helpful (13)

    "Nepotism and unqualified hires"

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer 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

    9/80 work schedule, flexible core hours

    Cons

    Pay isn't in line with industry

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    General Atomics2018-04-02
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Technical writer 2"

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer/Editor in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good advancement, growing company, fast paced.

    Cons

    Fast paced, in North county...I 15 traffic.

    General Atomics2017-07-22
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great plus yet challenges"

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    Technical Writer III in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Pension plus 401k w/match. Good work plus tech.

    Cons

    Slow decisions and fast demands.

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    General Atomics2017-05-20
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Technical Writer"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good way to be introduced to technical writing from a technician standpoint. Hours can be flexible and once you are an employee at GA, you can move around the company.

    Cons

    Upper management will micro-manage their employees and do not assume responsibility for their blunders. Very little upward mobility unless you are a yes man and higher ranked retired military, skills and knowledge not required. Training is non-existant and you will get multiple ways of doing things from various people in charge.

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    General Atomics2017-04-07
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great company with no lay offs."

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer III in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. Cutting edge in UAV technology. The company is growing and with good, long term prospects. Yearly bonus, tuition assistance, good benefits and a pension.

    Cons

    Average salary, not much upward mobility. The company operates like a mom and pop shop instead of a major company that dominates the UAV market.

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    General Atomics2017-02-16
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Product Support Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer/Editor II in Poway, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, benefits package (one of the few places still offering a pension plan), competitive salary. Onsite fitness centers in many buildings, some of which are better than others. Many employee discounts available.

    Cons

    The product support engineering (technical writing) department is stagnant and disharmonious. Very little attention is given to what is best for employees. In fact, very little attention is given to anything beyond what the next set of metrics numbers look like. There is very little advanced planning nor attempt to make the department efficient. This leads to a boom or bust workflow wherein one team works extra hours while other teams languish in boredom. Very little opportunity for advancement within the department. Annual review system is severely broken.

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    General Atomics2016-12-15
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great Environment"

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    Technical Writer III in Poway, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Atomics

    Pros

    Stable contracts; privately-owned. Veteran-friendly with tons of opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Leadership positions filled based on prior military service; often leaves non-retirees out of contention.

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    General Atomics2016-02-26

    General Atomics Response

    March 16, 2016System Administrator

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We appreciate the feedback regarding General Atomics and affiliated companies' veteran-friendly environment.

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  10. "Technical Directives Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In charge of department, which gave me very valuable experience to work with upper manage in a face to face environment.

    Cons

    Had to depend of a very slow delivery process for parts. Which was a process that is very common in the military supply system.

    General Atomics2016-02-13
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