Naval Surface Warfare Center

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Naval Surface Warfare Center Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Pros
  • A big plus is that work-life balance is excellent, flex-time and teleworking is encouraged (in 4 reviews)

  • This place has very good benefits (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Big Navy, big government equals red tape (in 2 reviews)

  • This is a federal government organization (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Excellent place to work if you are an Engineer,

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow and learn if you are an engineer/

    Cons

    Can be slow pace at times


  2. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of advancement opportunities. Vast array of projects to support.

    Cons

    Located in small city with no major metropolitan areas within 5 hours. Somewhat of good old boys club mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing opportunities to young engineers. Show them they have a career path. Dont burn out the new guys and drive them away.


  3. Great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Colleagues and boss were so helpful. They provided me a training. Even gave me some feedbacks on my resume.

    Cons

    Naval Surface Warfare site is in the isolated location, unfortunately.


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  5. Wonderful Intern Experience

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly, very helpful and I learned a lot in the 22 weeks I spent there.

    Cons

    If you do not have a car, the bus works. But you are stuck to a bus schedule for your work schedule.


  6. Helpful (1)

    NSWC Corona is a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent starting salary for Engineers. A lot of upward mobility for those interested. Projects are interesting. I love my job.

    Cons

    No place is perfect. Sometimes it seems management does not have a clue, but that's probably true in many places and maybe just my perception.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of your comfort zone and go out and visit your sponsors, see what is changing out there.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Supportive of Career Development and Family Friendly.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Career Development, Supportive Organization, Important Work, Satisfying, Flexible Schedules,

    Cons

    Like any government job, you need to stay on top of people when you need personnel issues taken care of, which is difficult as a new employee if you do not know how to be assertive. Congress and their budget issues effect our yearly standard of living wages, and possibility of furloughs.

    Advice to Management

    Management is supposed to assign in developing plans for individual development of new employees but do not know how to, or do not want to take the time to assist new employees.


  8. Ops research and analysis

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    Former Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Newport, RI
    Former Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Newport, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work and you can see the relevancy of our findings!

    Cons

    Not busy enough, due to the budgetary concerns.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work. Many opportunities for advancement and great support for pursuing continuing education and advanced degrees. Management (in my department) was supportive and great to work with. Coworkers are some of the best and the work is something we can be proud of.

    Cons

    Big Navy and government bureaucracy can sometimes get in the way. Sometimes the focus of work is to fix the latest "fire drill" and not the long term issues to benefit the Navy.



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