National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Great place

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Gaithersburg, MD
Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Gaithersburg, MD
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Lots of equipment and funding for research. Very smart and enthusiastic people all around you. The campus and location are beautiful.

Cons

As with most government organization, there is a lot of bureaucracy. You have to do a lot of paperwork to get your purchasing orders placed, papers published, etc.

Advice to Management

Try to streamline things a little so it is easier to get things done. Simplify the procedures for placing orders, publishing papers, going on travel, etc.

Other Employee Reviews for National Institute of Standards and Technology

  1. Great Place for a Scientist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NRC Postdoctoral in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - NRC Postdoctoral in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to research new and cutting edge topics, great management and support, and all the new an fancy tools for nanoscience, MEMS, biochemistry, etc. research.

    Cons

    Secretarial staff is slow and is inefficient. Administration is a large, confusingly complex, bureaucratic machine that runs on paper; likely is true for most federal facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Scientist managed by senior scientists is a model that works. Management is respected and valued as mentors and this should always be a focus.


  2. good with a little room for improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Researcher in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    access to vast mentorship, information and opportunity

    Cons

    Too many intelligent people to compete with

    Advice to Management

    bureaucracy can be a little better


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