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    I worked at NWS part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of co-workers who are personable, supportive, and dedicated to their jobs... The NWS seems to hire the best of the best. The training program is very structured and provides all you need to work your way up in the organization, to forecaster roles and beyond. The pay is also better than what most private sector companies offer.

    Cons

    Shift work, but that's usually required with most meteorology jobs. It can also get very busy and stressful on the data collection desk during active weather.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the operational software can get very complex and difficult to use... Restructure it to make it quicker and easier to issue forecasts, warnings, etc.


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    Systems Engineer Interview

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    I applied in-person. I interviewed at NWS.

    Interview

    The process was pretty straight forward, phone interview, then in person with a group and they took turns asking the questions. The interview took about one hour. Some behavioral and back ground

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Website www.weather.gov
Headquarters Silver Spring, MD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1870
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

Rain or shine, the National Weather Service (NWS) knows. The NWS produces climate, hydrologic, and weather forecasts and warnings for the US. Its mission also includes forecasting to protect life and property and enhance the national economy. US government agencies and private groups as well as international organizations use NWS products. The agency has regional offices and specialized data gathering and forecast centers throughout the country. In 1870 President Ulysses S. Grant authorized the creation of the Division of Telegrams and Reports for the Benefit of Commerce ... More

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