Naval Surface Warfare Center

www.navsea.navy.mil
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Supportive of Career Development and Family Friendly.

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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Career Development, Supportive Organization, Important Work, Satisfying, Flexible Schedules,

Cons

Like any government job, you need to stay on top of people when you need personnel issues taken care of, which is difficult as a new employee if you do not know how to be assertive. Congress and their budget issues effect our yearly standard of living wages, and possibility of furloughs.

Advice to Management

Management is supposed to assign in developing plans for individual development of new employees but do not know how to, or do not want to take the time to assist new employees.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Not good place to start career

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Crane, IN
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Crane, IN

    I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Like any Federal Jobs, good benefit...

    Cons

    Not much advancement opportunities, inconsistent management, not enough work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Very mixed bag

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some extremely talented and knowledgeable long-timers, interesting technical problems, and feeling of helping the active-duty military. A big plus is that work-life balance is excellent, flex-time and teleworking is encouraged.

    Cons

    Surreal amounts of bureaucracy, complete lack of leadership vision, opaque and overly political promotions and advancement, under-valuing of technical staff as compared to "programmatic" paper-pushers. DoD restrictions on travel, conferences, IT, etc have hit this place hard.

    Advice to Management

    Not much, since authority is so widely delegated that nobody as enough power to actually fix the problems that exist. Most importantly, value the customers (ie Navy programs) more than the haphazard drop-down nature of control from NAVSEA.


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