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Proposal Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 18, 2017
Honestly, the compensation for graduate school is $5,000, one of the many things wrong with policies within GA as a company. Employees are expected to be loyal, but loyalty is not always reciprocated. Negotiate your salary high upon entry if possible, because long hours is a given.
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Office Work
Tech Writer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 9, 2017
Professional atmosphere, enjoyed working with coworkers. Most had military backgrounds (regardless of service). Time spent with others were promising and without complaint.
Pros
Professional attmosphere
Cons
N/a
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Nice, clean work area
Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) –  Tupelo, MSMay 24, 2017
Great place to work. Able to learn new skills and management is not as bad as some places. The workplace culture is good for most employees although all employees are not treated the same.
Pros
Pay, Paid Time OFF
Cons
short breaks, politics, lower tier workers looked down on
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good people and fun to work at.
Fiberglass Technician (Current Employee) –  Poway, CAMay 20, 2017
General Atomics is a good company to work for. It has good benefits and a pension plan after 5 years. the only bad thing might be waking up early to be at work at 5 am.
Pros
benefits
Cons
waking up ealy
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Fast paced
Composite Repair/ Production Technician III (Current Employee) –  Adelanto, CAMay 18, 2017
If you are looking to learn and advance, this is a good place to start.

You are always doing something new, working alongside engineers and other departments.
Pros
Local
Cons
no Sick leave, (sick days)
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The land of confusion, but good pay.
Field Avionics Technician (Former Employee) –  Palmdale, CAMay 11, 2017
The company pays well. They have a 401k and a pension. Recently the avionics department was awarded a hefty pay increase of 25%. If you start as a Tech 2, then you will have only a few months of training before you are put into a deployment rotation. Unfortunately, the company has begun to withdrawal from the OCONUS support of its platforms. Therefore, you will be waiting a long time after training before you even get to deploy, if you ever do. That is the sad reality. You are hired as deployable and told to be able to be gone 6 to 8 months a year, but you will be lucky to even get 3 months overseas a year. Its still good money if you do get an OCONUS deployment. Yet, there are always plenty of CONUS deployments that pay the same as you make at home. That could count as your one deployment of the year. Do not take this position if you are expecting to make over 100k a year. You may be sorely dissapointed.

Be prepared to have no idea as to what direction the company will be going into in the future. As much as they pretend to tell you what the future will be, the reality is quite contrary to it.
Pros
Good hourly pay
Cons
Having to live in California, high state income tax, not being able to deploy much
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Great
Subcontracts Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 6, 2017
Work,work and great projects, Company projects are wonderful engineering projects and all consuming.If you love this business than you are not better served than being here
Pros
developments
Cons
growth
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A Technology company "great place to work"
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 4, 2017
I was responsible for numerous multi-million dollar contracts related to the mechanical and instrument design of the federal government’s demilitarization equipment. The most difficult part of the job was designing equipment for a task that has never been done before. It is very satisfying to see a design come to fruition.
Pros
High tech equipment
Cons
Tight schedules
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Fantastic Opportunity
Talent Acquisition Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 2, 2017
I am extremely grateful for my time at GA. The Management was incredibly supportive, and the team really allowed you to thrive. If you work here, you will be be busy. There is never a dull moment. You are always going, there is always something to do.
Pros
Supportive Management, Competitive Pay, Collaborative Team Environment, Onsite Gym, Olympic Size Swimming Pool, Basketball and Volleyball Court
Cons
Understaffed, The whole department is going through major changes which means growing pains
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Fun and challenging work environment.
Electronics Technician (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 24, 2017
GREAT company to work for. The people were brilliant, helpful and friendly. I loved the work that I did and I truly felt my job was appreciated and needed.
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Descent place to work for
Engineer (Internship) (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 22, 2017
This company is not any company like GE or United Technologies. This is a private company and it does not seem to care about making lots of profits. It felt more like a research institute.
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good
Documentation Specialist II (Current Employee) –  Palmdale, CAApril 3, 2017
this company is really good they work with you pay for school understanding. I would recommend everyone take a chance to view this company. It will pay off and you will not regret it
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Fun place
Food service Worker/Environmental service (Former Employee) –  Palmdale, CAApril 1, 2017
Awesome place to work, excellent benefits,family luncheon, Christmas parties, bbq for employees. Took time off during Thanksgiving and Christmas break with my kids because facility closes also.
Pros
Everything
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Productive and comfortable work place
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Poway, CAMarch 27, 2017
A typical day was busy but very structured. I learned to keep the line of communication open from start of the job to the finish. Management was great when first started.The hardest part of job was dealing with certain unpleasant personalities. The most enjoyable part was the moves and install. Working in the facilities department.
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Cool and Friendly environment to be productive
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  San DiegoMarch 22, 2017
Working in General Atomics is satisfying because it pushes you to do the best while also providing a relaxing environment that is both friendly and accepting. The colleagues and co-workers I met are professionals and cooperative, which makes teamwork much easier and enjoyable.
Pros
Great cafetaria, swimming pools, tennis court, gym
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Be Very Careful
Senior Safety Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CA 92121March 17, 2017
Most generally, the people working outside the safety organization are great to work for. It's the staff in the safety organization that you have to watch out for. A small group of employees can either make your life enjoyable or totally dysfunctional. If they don't like you they will go out of their way to make your life there miserable. The management did not stand behind you. The safety organization is not a team. It is the "I" approach instead of the "Team" approach.
Pros
Great people outsie the org.
Cons
Management issues
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Very productive and healthy work environment
Logistics Development Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMarch 17, 2017
My typical day would be reviewing and analyzing schematics and drawings and applying changes to GA's database. The people and working environment is great. Everyone works together as a team to accomplish our goals.
Pros
People, teamwork.
Cons
none
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Nice campus and ammeneties/not a work frendly environment
A/P Specialist III (Former Employee) –  La Jolla, CAFebruary 28, 2017
The work training is very poor, the culture is not very friendly, your hard work is not appreciated, mixed communications given by Management, system not functioning efficiently.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Poor working environment
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Great Place to Work
Sr. Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee) –  Huntsville, ALFebruary 28, 2017
I was on a gov't contract with GA. When GA didn't win the re-compete, they brought me back to the on-site office and allowed me to continue to work. Great company and they take care of their employees.
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Cons
None
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Electrical Speacialist (Former Employee) –  Palmdale, CAFebruary 20, 2017
Worked at test flight facilities for many years. It is really physical new construction electrical work. The pay is not competitive, no chance to promote to a higher position, and you receive a 2 percent pay raise yearly. The opportunity to advance is next to zero. They promoted with in to people who are not qualified. Very Childish and political shop talk. Never hear anything positive about their jobs. The management is constantly changing and they require employees to order material and only a lot few hours to complete a total project. The time frames are extremely unrealistic. Aside from this department all other departments have a hard time keeping their employees. Its great if you have next to zero experience, But do your time and leave.
Pros
none
Cons
managemnet and the job discription is nothing like the actual work. Favortist is dominate
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