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    Current Employee - Engineer in Ballston Spa, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ballston Spa, NY

    I have been working at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    Rapid growth and career development for those who dedicate themselves
    High expectations of new employees
    Excellent technical and leadership training program
    Family first environment
    Management supports you and is involved
    High trust and inter-dependency between co-workers
    New challenges and rewarding experiences daily

    Cons

    Confusing relationships between contractors, subcontractors, & military workers
    Often knee-jerk responses to issues
    Confusing requirements and several barriers to change (strict environment of tradition and legacy)
    Civilians often forget they're not in the military (and treat you so)

    Advice to Management

    Adding requirements does not equate to leadership; it's often better to simplify processes.
    Continue to create an environment where personnel feel comfortable exposing weaknesses.


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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (Albany, NY).

    Interview

    Starting at 7am, you meet at a hotel and they give you a short presentation. Following that, you sit in a hotel room, including a bed and mini fridge, with the door open at the little desk and HR or a manager comes in, questions you, and then leaves. This happens with 2-3 managers or HR people. You gather for lunch in the banquet hall and another presentation. Another 2-3 managers meet in your hotel room after lunch. Then you have a closeout discussion with HR. If they offer you a job you have to wait 1-12 months for your security clearance to process and pass a drug test.

    Interview Questions

    • About my prior experience with nuclear power (of which I had none as a recent college graduate)   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They will not negotiate on benefits or vacation time. I was able to negotiate my salary slightly.

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Website www.kapl.gov
Headquarters Niskayuna, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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