General Atomics and Affiliated Companies

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Lead in heavy equipment repair, truck driver (Former Employee) –  Palmdale, CANovember 13, 2017
very up and down. slow and fast pace depending on the work day.
they appreciated their employees by doing small kind gestures such as bbq. Christmas party are small and no spouse is allowed.
Pros
health benefits and 401k
Cons
far commute
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Never had steady work.
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Spanish Fork, UTNovember 13, 2017
Never had stable work flow. There were a lot of slow times when you were just standing around with nothing to do. They have a great benefits package and work hours aren't to bad.
Pros
Every other friday off.
Cons
Lunch time was at 10:45 in the morning. Too early.
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Educational with an opportunity to grow
Airfield Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Palmdale, CANovember 9, 2017
This is a wonderful company if you are looking to make a career. Learn as much as you can. There is a lot of growth constantly. So learn and grow. Wonderful place to work.
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Easy going
Field service representative (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 31, 2017
Working as a field service representative takes one away from their family for very long stretches of time. It is not lucrative enough for the amount of lost time.
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Great place
Composite Technician (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 28, 2017
General Atomics has a pension plan! Excellent benefits package and a holiday shut-down every December. Good management team and many are very flexible.
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fun co-workers
Environmental aid/Custodian (Former Employee) –  Adelanto, CAOctober 21, 2017
most days it was cleaning and restocking the buildings, cleaning and cutting the grounds. disposal of hazardous waste. other days it was helping out in the testing area. the hardest part was keeping up with the high demand of materials for the assembly floor.
Pros
good pay, benefits
Cons
out in the middle of a desert, long commute times
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Productive workplace.
Cyber Analyst II (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 20, 2017
Good place to work with plenty of technology. The dynamic pace of this environment is the reason to work here. New things are coming in daily and working in this environment is fun.
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Lots of benefits
Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 20, 2017
General Atomics has a pension plan! Excellent benefits package and a holiday shut-down every December. Good management team and many are very flexible.
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great enefits
Composite Technician II (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 3, 2017
fast paced place , great benefits, fun place good coworkers, great place to work , advancement opportunities, huge parking lots, great events, in entertainment
Pros
events
Cons
short breaks
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Not a great place but understandable why
Intern III, Internal Controls (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 25, 2017
Great I had a fun time definitely has some room for improvement wish they had more work sometimes new clear path for career advancement.. Needs more to do. culture is fine a little to big for my taste. there are some very helpful people who work there.
Pros
Solid place to work
Cons
slow paced
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productive work place
Composite Technician (Current Employee) –  Poway, CASeptember 19, 2017
Plenty of work most of the time. I was able to expand on my composite skills as well as learn some new things. Management can be an issue like any other place.
Pros
401k, ability to advance, able to learn something new everyday
Cons
management at times, time off, no sick leave
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A wonderful place to work
Computer Modeler/Technical Illustrator (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 15, 2017
The people at GA made the place such a wonderful work place. We had to work long hours but, the people there my friends made it so much better. I had such a good experience working there. I wish I didnt have to leave but, such is life.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Long hours, weekends
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Think twice before accepting
Proposal Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 7, 2017
Millennials at work agree, they will be unable to keep us here for long. Stressful long work days and compensation does not reflect this hard work and loyalty. Consider this before accepting any job. Make sure to meet your team and management.
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Love it
Design Draftsman(Contractor) (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 6, 2017
-Great Company
-Amazing co workers
-Understanding managers-
-Lifetime career
-Many ways to grow in the company
-Learning everyday
-great work schedule
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Stressful with poor management and culture
engineer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 1, 2017
After a very difficult process (over about 7 years) this division of the company has finally turned around two large, complex DoD programs. Leadership is ruthless and unforgiving. President in charge humiliates subordinates in public. No chances for advancement from within.
Pros
Pension plan and 401K
Cons
culture
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General Atomics
Composite Technician III/ Peer Inspector (Current Employee) –  Poway, CAAugust 29, 2017
Very political and only "golf buddies" advance or get raises. Pay is usually good for a starting wage but raises are typically less than inflation. Diversity in hiring practices but bigotry runs rampant
Pros
Pay
Cons
Politics
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Best corporate or private job on the market
Stock Clerk (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 23, 2017
Typical day was simple and fair. Determine the amount of stock coming in based off of the amount of testing and products being used and sold through out the season. Enjoyed people more than anything and I learned how to drive and order picker.
Pros
Great Healthcare, pension and job percs
Cons
Terrible managers and supervisors
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Worst Management ever
Sr. SAP Basis Administrator (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 22, 2017
No Skills in project management, partiality towards contractors, work is not distributed properly between the Full time and contractors. no knowledge in SAP but still manages SAP Basis team.
Pros
locations
Cons
Management
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Good
Pilot (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 14, 2017
Good place to work! I enjoyed my time there. Good people and relaxed environment. Good people. The most enjoyable part of the job is the flying. Overall good.
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Great place to work
Field Service Manager (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 14, 2017
Some of the top scientists in the world work at General Atomics and some of the projects, like the Electromagnetic Rail Gun. Utilize hardware and materials at a level that has never been done before in human history. With 8000 employees you find all kinds at GA and it is both fantastic and horrible at the same time.
Pros
Great place to work, great benefits and old style pension
Cons
Some of the managers are not professionally qualified.
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