US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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Hypocritical of what they say they are

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Current Employee - Senior Electronics Engineer in Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Senior Electronics Engineer in Rockville, MD

I have been working at US Nuclear Regulatory Commission full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

The general idea of a regulating agency with a requirements structure with the sole purpose of maintaining the safety, health and well being of the public with experts in their field leading the way sounds like an noble and necessary service by the government.
They set out to to that with excellent benefits and a reasonable pay structure.

Cons

Trying to do things right. It is not a technology or engineering based company. Decisions are made by management and their own priorities, whatever those are. And yes things should be rejected or denied for simple common sense reasons that do not require a Phd to identify. There is some validity to the nickname "Nuclear Rubberstamp Commission"

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let the staff do their jobs. At least let them review the licensee submittals first and let them provide their recommendations. Constant manipulation of the staff on a daily basis to get them to accept your priorities, whatever they are, limits the staff effectiveness significantly. In fact you could use administrative aids much more if you don't want the advice of senior technical staff. The use of retaliatory measures to staff that do not agree with you is obvious and common place. It is like beaning in baseball - it is a fact of life that no one talks about.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good development for fresh grads, poor at honing technical skills

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer
    Former Employee - Project Engineer

    I worked at US Nuclear Regulatory Commission full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its training program is very good at development young graduates and its flexible scheduling is excellent at having a good life and work balance. Since it is government, it has amenities like onsite child care and metro reimbursement.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, many women who are promoted quickly are those without relationship or family. It speaks volume about getting to the top and the sacrifices these executives takes. There are female leaders of course, they are likely to sit at same managing position for years and years. And many new hires are older folks who would like just to do their jobs and retire instead of teaching principles and ideas to younger generation.

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    good summer intern experience with a lot of training.

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    Former Employee - Summer Student Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Summer Student Engineer in Rockville, MD

    I worked at US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    very stable government agency.they also worked to train new employees and interns.

    Cons

    at times the day would be a little slow and not very exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure that if an intern is coming to the company, that there is a fully laid out plan and projects for the interns to accomplish

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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