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Updated February 10, 2015
Updated February 10, 2015
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  1.  

    A great opportunity for students and people looking for entry level work into the federal governemnt.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Researcher in Newport, RI
    Current Contractor - Researcher in Newport, RI

    I have been working at American Society for Engineering Education as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Research, cross training, company values, culture, room for growth, opportunity, friendly,

    Cons

    The speed of work, and defending everything you suggest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Flexible Hours and Good Pay, but Ultimately an Average Internship Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - NREIP Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Intern - NREIP Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at American Society for Engineering Education as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible Hours
    - Good Pay (opportunity to work for extra weeks for extra money) especially for the amount of work that you do
    - Not a high pressure environment
    - Pretty interesting work
    - Everyone I worked with was very nice and supportive

    Cons

    - Your summer depends entirely on the mentor that you are assigned. Luckily, I was assigned a really great mentor who really cared that I had enough work to do. However, some of the other interns I know were not so fortunate and had a lot of boring days.
    - I felt as though there was no formal intern program and therefore many of the intern mentors did not know how to handle having interns. Many just felt like a nuisance to their mentors.
    - Things move very slowly here. If you are fortunate enough to be working on an interesting project, odds are funding will either be cut or make work so slow that you will not be able to proceed.
    - Most full time workers seem to be on the older side so being an intern makes you feel out of place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe make the intern experience more enjoyable and formalized. This program could be a really great way of attracting very talented interns, yet most of them do not return.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Avoid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Society for Engineering Education full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    none- you don't want to work here unless you solely want a paycheck (not much at that, unless you are upper management) and nothing more out of a job.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't know much. The Executive Director is a pompous jerk whom everyone in the office hates. Graphics dept is the only normal dept. Avoid every other dept! Turnover is insane. Every week someone would quit. In the 3 years that I worked there, I saw dozens of people come and go after a short while. Dont know how they manage to stay afloat with such high turnover rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Opportunity in Navy Lab

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Society for Engineering Education

    Pros

    There are many laboratories that participate in this program. The stipend is generous. Students get hands-on experience during their summer break.

    Cons

    The quality and dedication of your mentor shapes your experience. The stipend payments were delayed on multiple occasions although the full amount was eventually paid.

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    NREIP Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - NREIP Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Intern - NREIP Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at American Society for Engineering Education as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Work on real world research
    - Gain presentation skills
    - May learn how to use new software
    - Exposure to office environment
    - Flex hours

    Cons

    - Government Furloughs and other action may interfere with work schedule
    - Takes a long time to receive payment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Great management!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Society for Engineering Education

    Pros

    It is a generally positive workplace, usually low stress, depending on position. Some opportunities for advancement, efforts to promote from within when possible. The overall environment was good with friendly coworkers. It's in a great location. Benefits are good. Most people did not work overtime, and overtime was compensated with PTO. Recognition for good work.

    Cons

    There was no transparency from upper management. Things happened that would affect you and then you heard about them from the person sitting next to you, who heard it from the guy in the next office. There was a lot of bureaucracy for a small company. Efforts to foster a company community were often stifled by upper management. Some managers are incompetent liars. Some managers are just liars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Don't be secretive about things - employees have a right to know certain things. More transparency is good. Person A is gonna find out eventually if you picked Person B, so just tell everyone up front. Have a real open door policy. Don't lie to your employees, because they'll always find out.

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