Naval Surface Warfare Center

www.navsea.navy.mil
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A Mixed Bag

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dahlgren, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dahlgren, VA

I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than 10 years)

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

Pros

Used to be a center of innovation Good vacation benefits Flexible work schedules Job security Health insurance

Cons

Innovation is being stifled Too many hurtles created against doing real technical work "We want to do that, but there isn't a process for it." Technical innovation takes a far back seat to electron pushing Bureaucracy has become horrific, especially over the last 5 years Local management is impotent Corporate management completely detached from needs of workers Technical people aren't considered as important as programmatic types No real technical career ladder Research has been almost been eliminated - farmed out to universities and contractors Horrible IT policies and capabilities - practically impossible to install newer software or develop it

Advice to Management

Corporate: let local managers manage. Give them authority and let them be responsible. Drop all the processes and focus on good people - they will create the necessary processes if needed Remind yourself every day that the mission is about the sailors and the marines and giving them superior technology to prevail in their mission - not about having a process and boxes checked in a spread sheet or on a web site

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in West Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in West Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work, strong values, good benefits, stable work

    Cons

    This is a federal government organization


  2. Provides unique opportunities to explore some exciting technologies.

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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 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to serve the fleet and the sailor Job stability Flexible work hours Leave and benefits Education Opportunities

    Cons

    Pay Advancement based on time not performance High performers rarely rewarded and rewards are minimal Managers lack training and knowledge Lots of dead weight and low performers due to antiquated policies

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers instead of promoting engineers, change policies to get rid of dead weight and reward high performers.


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