General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Employee Reviews

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great place to work
Staff Verification Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 1, 2018
nice workplace culture
good management
great work schedule with off Fridays every 2 weeks
smart and hardworking engineers
good insurance and perks
nice environment
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Interesting work with customers
Senior Program Manager (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 24, 2018
Typical day involved responding to requests for proposals (RFPs), followed by contacting the customer and selling new ideas or approaches to problems. frequently worked on 2-3 proposals at the same time.
Pros
work at your won pace
Cons
Excessive paperwork
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Fast paced and extremely professional
Integration Technician (Former Employee) –  Palmdale, CAApril 12, 2018
General Atomics works on a lot of confidential contracts and projects, the work environment was cutthroat as everyone was fighting to advance over the next person
Pros
cafeteria on site
Cons
confidential projects, no room for mistakes
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Great Company
Software Developer (Current Employee) –  PowayApril 10, 2018
This is a great company and I highly recommend to work here if given the chance. It's very relaxed and people are well paid. The managers are wonderful and make sure you have the resources you need to do your work.
Pros
Friendly people
Cons
A little bit slow
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Extremely Low Pay for the area
Information Assurance Administrator (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMarch 26, 2018
This company doesn't pay comparable to the area. California is extremely expensive and GA pays as if you still live with your parents. The environment is very misogynistic, with a top male heavy executive leadership structure. New ideas are not welcomed here and don't even suggest six sigma. I don't see GA adapting well to new ideas or business practices and this will probably be a downfall for future endeavors.
Pros
Education stipend is not required a pay back time frame, once they pay it, you don't owe if you leave
Cons
Pay is VERY low for the area and there isn't a lot of room for career growth
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Great place to work.
Department Specialist III (Current Employee) –  Palmdale, CAMarch 16, 2018
Great place to work. The flight test facilities have a 9/80 schedule so you get a 3 day weekend every other week. The pay is more than fair. Benefits are great.
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Great Engineering Company
Sr. Staff QA Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sabre Springs, CAFebruary 8, 2018
Very difficult company structure for manufacturing since this is an Engineering company and a very large garage shop type mentality. Fred has always done it like this prevails even if it does not meet procedures or Good Manufacturing Practices.

Great product line supporting our Military Missions.
Cons
No social time or any team building events. No off site moral building events
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Top management sucks
Principal Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 7, 2018
GA is a good place to work with as long as you can tolerate micromanagement from some Sr. VP. As an engineer, you opinion will not be listened. If you do not put the upper managers' word in text, you are under the threaten of been fired every day. Other than that, GA has all dream elements for ordinary workers including: good salary, great benefit, generous paid day off, pension, and very flexible working hours. You can sit next to your desk thinking all day, just as professors do.
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Productive and fulfilling
Supervisor, Fusion Publications (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 26, 2018
Prioritized, assigned, and monitored new and/or existing tasks of the department. Assisted employees as needed with their assignments to ensure all deadlines were met. Trained new employees on company and Department of Energy regulations and requirements. Lead a team comprised of graphic artists (2), a web designer, and composition specialists (2) in the completion of their assignments.
The hardest part of the job was ensuring all deadlines were met. Sometimes required all or several of us to work periods of overtime with little notice.
The most enjoyable part was knowing you had completed the project on time and it had been glowingly received by the contractor, journal, national and/or international meeting.
Pros
National & international recognition for the company
Cons
Cannot think of any
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Fun workplace and expanding
Document Control Specialist (Former Employee) –  Palmdale, CAJanuary 25, 2018
One of the greatest things about GA is that they not only hire based on skills, but also on personality. Due to this, most employees are very friendly and there is a culture of teamwork and cooperation. The management is a little slow to make decisions, but they're hearts are always in the right place. I was desperately sad when I had to relocate out of state and leave what I considered the best job.
Pros
Great benefits, helpful management
Cons
Too many facilities spread over a wide area, desert locations not ideal for commuting
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Benefits of a private company are clear at GA
M.E Intern (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 21, 2018
Staff was very welcoming to new employees. Managers are not afraid to give you responsibility if you have the motivation. Employees frequently interact with friendly upper management. Projects are challenging and interesting.
Pros
Reasonably priced and good tasting cafeteria food, nice gym, paid education, awesome benefets
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Great place to work
Subsystem Design Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 18, 2018
This was an amazing experience as an intern. They really take care of the people who come to work for them. The job security is really good also. Highly recommend them.
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Productive work place.
Technical Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 15, 2018
Great place to work, but that is dependent on your coworkers and/or managers like any other work place. Each site has gyms, cafeterias, tennis and basketball courts.
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Great Products
Project Manager/Proposal Manager (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 3, 2018
General Atomics manufactures great products and offers amazing services and support to the warfighter. The management pool could use some work. My immediate management I found to be very condescending and arrogant when I worked there.
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Work is pretty much self driven with little to no suervision.
Aircraft Specialist (Current Employee) –  Palmdale, CAJanuary 2, 2018
A typical work day begins with job assignments then accomplishing a tool control check, obtaining tools needed for the task and then a brief turn over from the mechanics on the previous shift.
If starting in the morning then an all hands meeting, job assignments etc.
Some of the work involves interacting with engineering, technicians, and testing of new systems.
We work on Customer aircraft and company owned assets.
Pros
Normal daily benefits
Cons
None
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Materiel Coordinator
Material Control Coordinator IV (Former Employee) –  Warner Robins, GADecember 25, 2017
Overall this is a great company to work for. The office is clean and pleasant and quiet, work is steady, 8 hrs days, 5 work days, overtime is allowed. A company vehicle is provided to transport assets to and from base. Lunch is 30 mins and you are allowed breaks. Management is great!
Pros
Management
Cons
physical workload
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Pretty decent place to work
Facilities (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaDecember 13, 2017
Pretty decent place to work.
Have a lot of opportunity to grow if you’re in the right departments. The people Are great to work with.( like a big family)
Pros
Work 9/80 could make decent money for high desert.
Cons
Too many chiefs.impossible to get a raises.
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overall
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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