National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

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1 person found this helpful  

Great for employees, frustrating organizational aspects

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Pros

NOAA culture is great towards employees. On site health clinic and on site cafeteria. Liberal application of telework and alternate work schedules. Greater space for workstations and offices.

Many people have a good passion for their work. Very collegiate atmosphere. Very supportive and friendly. Good computer equipment, easy to obtain ergonomic solutions.

Cons

Not enough standardization or written guidance. Significant amount of guidance that does exist isn't well written: vague, conflicting, incomplete. Policies are not enforced uniformly. Difficult to find policies sometimes.

Workgroups fall victim to groupthink and focusing more on the process to obtain a solution than the solution itself. Wordsmithing for the simplest of memos is incredible. Hence, progress can be slow. IT seems to lag other agencies, using multiple email and calendar software solutions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn from, and adopt processes and policies that have been vetted by other agencies. Need more structure, policy development and adherence, and greater emphasis on organizational efficiency.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great if you're a fed; horrible if you're a contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

    Pros

    Government holidays are good
    Laid Back Atmosphere

    Cons

    If you're a contractor you make less money and are most of the time doing more work than the federal employees
    too many incompetent government workers
    too many meetings
    the federal workers think they are better than the contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the overpaid government workers doing nothing. Most are the government workers are only hanging on for retirement and coasting by doing absolutely nothing while the contractors work hard because they're scared to be fired on the spot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to Start

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

    I have been working at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start a career, learn, make mistakes learn from them and build resume. You can easily work on many different ships.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, no crew rotation.

    Doesn't Recommend
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