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  • Thawing Out of Government Pay Freeze

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Bettis Laboratory full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good benefits (retirement, health, time off, etc.). Managers and co-workers are generally great to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side which balances out the strong benefits; In the past, performance has not been rewarded and poor performance has not been discouraged, but this appears to be changing coming out of the Federal Government pay freeze that was extended to DOE contractors like Bettis. Government bureaucracy is a pain at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in the direction of rewarding high performers and no rewarding poor performers.


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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Bettis Laboratory.

    Interview

    When offered an in-person interview, I asked the recruiter if I could stay a day or two after to explore and learn more about the area, as the area is more of a draw for me than the job itself. They offered a shuttle service from the airport, I said I had wanted to rent a car. That request was met with "on your own dime", well okay, whatever. I went through their travel agency to book a flight and the agent wouldn't expand the travel dates (even though I offered to cover the hotel) because it "wasn't authorized" by the recruiter. Frustrated, I didn't fiddle with it. I would have driven there if I had time... Anyway so the interview.... They schedule like 20-30 other interviews simultaneously with you offsite in a hotel so be prepared to be crammed into a little conference room for the orientation. Weirdest venue for an interview ever. They also give you a huge packet of paperwork(harbinger of things to come?) and let you know it will be over half a year before you could get a security clearance and start working there. I will say though, I kept an open mind and in the end of the orientation was rather impressed with the company. Then we we're sent to a little hotel room to function as our own interview location. Okay. Weird again. Towards the end of the interview I felt rather impressed and welcome on the team. If I get an offer, I will probably accept it.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time in which a customer changed their mind about what they wanted during the development process. how did you react?   Answer Question

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Website www.bettislab.com
Headquarters East Pittsburgh, PA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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