Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Great internship opportunity for technically oriented science and engineer majors.

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Current Employee - Summer Intern in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Summer Intern in Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Pros

Very stimulating and challenging work in a variety of defense oriented fields. Incredible benefits package, and excellent opportunities for furthering your education, funded by the lab. Great leadership, patience, and concern from higher ups provides the opportunity to grow and learn much more about a field. Opportunity to work on 2-3 projects at a time, provided the ability to multitask, which allows for further growth and provides an opportunity to network with coworkers. Lastly, a lot of cool programs and clubs and intramural sports offered at this campus of over 4000, including basketball, softball, an on site gym, and other amenities.

Cons

Although they have only gone through one downsizing since WWII, all work is heavily defense funded and national defense oriented. Potential to be affected by cuts in defense spending or transitions in defense priorities. As an intern, your choices of projects can be, but aren't necessarily, limited. There aren't a lot of downsides in general, as APL is very generous towards its employees in my experience.

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Reach out more to lower level employees and communicate changes.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

    Pros

    403b plan matching is outstanding

    Cons

    Only Location in laurel, MD

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    JHU/APL, a challenging and beneficial place to work

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Laurel, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

    Pros

    Great benefits package. Non-stressful work environment. The educational benefits that APL furnishes its employees is phenomenal. This is the type of place where you will be taken care of into retirement should you decide to spend your entire career working here. The managers are real down to earth people (or at least mine and the ones that I came into contact with were) and they challenge you technically while still allowing you to have a flexible work schedule. There are also a lot of very technically talented people at APL and it is a pleasure to be have the opportunity to work with them.

    Cons

    Old fashioned work. Some people don't work that hard.

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