General Atomics Reviews

Updated Oct 21, 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
      Former Employee

      Great place to work with great people

      Oct 21, 2021 - Shipping and Receiving 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay is not bad by any means

      Cons

      Raises could have been better every year

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great experience

      Oct 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exposure Experience Management style Hybrid

      Cons

      Pay is average Career mobility visibility should be more

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company

      Oct 7, 2021 - Production Planner in Poway, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Open opportunities, internal promotion, Job security

      Cons

      Raise and bonus are not as great.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      It's a large defence contractor

      Oct 20, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer III in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance, good experience and breadth of projects when there is work, private company is good since they will rarely lay you off and will continue to throw money at projects for them to succeed. There are a lot of great people here to work with and learn from.

      Cons

      Slim benefits, management is not flexible with WFH/COVID, huge disparity between people that do work and those that are just collecting paychecks.

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