SPAWAR Systems Center

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Stay away if you want a good engineering career

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

Pros

- Every other Fridays off
- Good pay and benefits
- Nice people to work with

Cons

- If you stay here for more than 2-3 years, you will become useless. (Get out while you still can)
- Lack of a good mentoring system for engineers
- All managers do here are traveling and looking for funding
- Constant changes to their pay-for-performance system
- Not enough technical work for engineers at the center
- Rigid management structure
- Useless training classes for engineers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More technical work, don't try to force everyone to be a project manager.

Doesn't Recommend

Other reviews for SPAWAR Systems Center

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    SPAWAR Project Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Charleston, SC

    Pros

    Work schedules are generally flexible. Many of the managers do not micromanage your workload, though some do. Employees have many opportunities to move around the organization if they are not happy where they are.

    Cons

    Career advancement and promotions are largely based on how long you've been with the organization versus how capable you are to perform the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make pay for performance the reality and not just a slogan. Give pay raises to people who take the time to advance their education while working at SPAWAR.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place But Stovepiped

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    Pros

    SPAWAR works on cutting edge technology and has a good management team. There are opportunities for advancement and the pay is very good.

    Cons

    SPAWAR is a stovepipe organization. One branch could be doing the same thing as another branch for a different organization. Also the work is horded by branches. They will get money for a job that needs to be done and then put people on it that have no experience just to keep the money in the branch. Management will also take money that could be kept inside SPAWAR and contract the work out rather than have people that are more than qualified do the work in house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the branches keep money inside SPAWAR as much as possible and identify experts inside SPAWAR. That is done now but the work is still being contracted out.

    Recommends
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