Senior Program Manager (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – April 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.
Software Developer (Current Employee) – Poway – April 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.
Information Assurance Administrator (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – March 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.
Education stipend is not required a pay back time frame, once they pay it, you don't owe if you leave
Pay is VERY low for the area and there isn't a lot of room for career growth
Sr. Staff QA Engineer (Current Employee) – Sabre Springs, CA – February 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.
No social time or any team building events. No off site moral building events
Principal Engineer (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – February 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.
Supervisor, Fusion Publications (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 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.
National & international recognition for the company
Document Control Specialist (Former Employee) – Palmdale, CA – January 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.
Great benefits, helpful management
Too many facilities spread over a wide area, desert locations not ideal for commuting
M.E Intern (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 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.
Reasonably priced and good tasting cafeteria food, nice gym, paid education, awesome benefets
Project Manager/Proposal Manager (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 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.
Work is pretty much self driven with little to no suervision.
Aircraft Specialist (Current Employee) – Palmdale, CA – January 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.
Material Control Coordinator IV (Former Employee) – Warner Robins, GA – December 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!