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Contractor (Current Employee) Gaithersburg, MD

Prosgood, flexible, nice environement, research strength

Conslow pay, rather stiff management

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    More dysfunction than science or technology

    Computer Scientist - ITL (Current Employee) Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at National Institute of Standards and Technology full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Smart co-workers Technical credibility based on Nobel winners in other labs Good… Cons: Bad management at group and division levels favors loyalty over expertise or impact No accountability for administrative or scientific screw-ups. Bad people rise and cling… Advice to Senior Management: Your choices matter: Around the ethical climate, new overhead rates, who you put in management, what you tolerate in terms of dysfunction in administrative… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Lots of opportunity, and a little paranoia

    Research Scientist (Former Employee) Gaithersburg, MD

    I worked at National Institute of Standards and Technology full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Lots of opportunity for collaborations, looks smart on resume, and quaisi-academic atmosphere if you like conferences… Cons: Your career can be at the whim of your group leader / division chief, and paranoia pervades the staff because of that - but the… Advice to Senior Management: Allow some lateral movement, say a 1 or 2 year "sabbatical" where the employee can work in… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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