General Atomics Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Oct 7, 2021

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General Atomics Chairman and CEO Neal Blue
Neal Blue
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Pros
  • "9/80 work schedule, friendly environment(in 140 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits and Collaborative Team(in 103 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Military Culture can get annoying(in 34 reviews)

  • "Upper management is "old school"(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Borderline slavery

      Oct 7, 2021 - Manufacturing Technician in Poway, CA
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      Pros

      Great benefits 9/80 work schedule Growing company

      Cons

      Upper management Low retention Under payed

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Innovative and Interesting Aerospace Technology

      May 26, 2021 - Staff Engineer in Poway, CA
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      Pros

      Competitive salary with the opportunity to work on exciting, unique and leading edge technologies.

      Cons

      Upper management is "old school". Many grew up with the company and are struggling to adopt modern aerospace management principles. Company is struggling to become more lean and efficient.

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Poorly managed space division

      Apr 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      Somewhat competative pay and a pension plan

      Cons

      Management is horrible. Upper management is too "old school" to adapt to the future environment of work. Project management does not know how to correctly bid a project which results in poor schedules and over worked employees

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great benefits but upper management needs to change

      Feb 9, 2021 - Lead Manufacturing Engineer in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Benefit package is incredible and pay is competitive.

      Cons

      Upper management in composites needs to change or the company may not continue to grow.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Outdated Company

      Feb 17, 2021 - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Poway, CA
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      Pros

      Location, paycheck, 9/80 days. You get to go home after the work day is over

      Cons

      Low pay. No architecture in the system. Management designing systems to fail. Many people working at GA with outdated skills sets. Dumb people from entry level all the way up to director level are at GA. One can literally fail on every project and get promoted as long as your boss and upper management fail also... it’s the GA way...

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Ok Company

      Nov 18, 2020 - Aerospace Technician in Jurupa Valley
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      Pros

      Good pay, benefits and work environment.

      Cons

      Upper management and it seems there always looking for someone to throw under the bus and make a example of what not to do. Even had one a manager, on a number of times. Mess with lunches, aircraft, stuff around the aircraft during a operation, trying to catch someone on a safety violation or anything else he could fine. Had one lead tell me, he seen a hatch open on the aircraft put wasn't going to say anything. Hoping the Crew Chief wouldn't catch it, and make a example of him not doing a thorough walk around. Luckily he seen it before the chucks were pulled.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Established Company

      Oct 22, 2020 - Accounting Specialist in Poway, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great employees and incredible benefits including pension program.

      Cons

      Upper management not in tune with necessary changes needed at lower tiers.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Old Boys Club

      Sep 7, 2020 - Senior Engineer 
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      Pros

      Good benefits and a very talented group of young engineers.

      Cons

      Just about everything else. Very poor upper management.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Great Entry Job

      Aug 20, 2020 - Project Control Analyst in Poway, CA
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      Pros

      Kind co-workers and great work-life balance.

      Cons

      Lower-level positions move slowly and work can be boring but upper management does stay busy

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Generally good place to work.

      Jul 31, 2020 - Project Engineer in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Close knit and a bit smaller than than the big aerospace companies. Fair compensation.

      Cons

      Work ebbs and flows based on whims of upper management. Spread out between the high desert and north San Diego area.

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