Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

www.jhuapl.edu
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A stable place with a great variety of technical work

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Current Employee - Senior Professional Staff I in Laurel, MD
Current Employee - Senior Professional Staff I in Laurel, MD

I have been working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
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Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I feel very stable here, and I sleep well knowing that if my current project isn't a good fit, it's very likely I can find something that fits my needs and future goals. Technical employees are encouraged, but not forced, to take on leadership and management roles. Recently, APL has pushed for more innovation by providing actual funding for ideas and building a "maker space" lab to help build more of an innovation-oriented community. Job stability is very high.

Cons

As with any large company, you have to put up with irritating policies: for example, buying software, even the smallest productivity-enhancing tool, takes way more effort and time than you'd expect (government regulations, apparently?). Your computer will feel like it's four years old even when it's fresh out-of-the-box because of the security-related stuff on it - fine if you're a PowerPoint jockey, but terrible if you need to do anything that requires more horsepower.

Advice to Management

Continue to trust your scientists technical people and keep up the innovation efforts.

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  1. Great place with great people, sometimes bogged down in bureaucracy.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Laurel, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people. Helpful environment where time is taken to teach and learn from eachother. Decent pay. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Education benefits have to apply to your project, so you can't explore anything. Some anti social people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep acquiring young talent.


  2. Great Benefits, not sure if lot of opportunities to take on challenging work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great 401K matching, good people to work with.

    Cons

    I believe you can get stuck in one spot and not have opportunities to do new things in some jobs.


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