Naval Sea Systems Command
3.1 of 5 16 reviews
www.navsea.navy.mil Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 18, 2014

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    Engaging work but subject to bureaucracy

    Project Engineer (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsInteresting and very advanced projects available to work on. Lots of opportunities for advancement. Travel available and great benefits

    ConsLots of bureaucracy and red tape. Can be difficult to make an impact on larger projects. Subject to the whims of Congress (furlough, sequestration, government shutdown).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, inherently bureaucratic work environment, room for advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFor the most part, colleagues are willing to help/work with you. Contributing to our United States Navy is humbling and rewarding. Exposure to lots of different systems and experiences.

    ConsNo more travel, subject to the whims of Congress (furloughs, Cost of Living Adjustments), lack of base security (9/16 shooting incident)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Contract Specialist (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGood pay after being in a few years, good benefits that are associated with government work. Management can be excellent, although this varies.

    ConsStarting pay is awful, work place is not the best. Some management is not the best, depends on your actual work location.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Secure job, but has some frustrations

    Assistant Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsNAVSEA provides some standard work-life benefits like flexible work and telework. They truly have a great mission, so your value is not hard to see. Good extras like fitness center, eating areas, conference center.

    ConsSome poor work conditions (workspace I am in is BACK under construction - we just moved in) and frustrating policies; some driven by sequestration like travel restrictions and furlough, others just silly, like conference room scheduling and VTC setup.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove IT capabilities (telework, remote connect, VTC, Secure VTC).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good pay and benefits, no creativity required

    Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Pros- Pay
    - Benefits
    - Unique subject matter (undersea warfare)
    - A good place to gain experience for a short period
    - Networking with people was relatively easy

    Cons- Lot's of project re-work and extra paperwork due to inefficient processes
    - Management teams in different program offices were not always on the same page
    - Defense contractors were difficult to work with and often unresponsive to government requests
    - No training for incoming employees
    - No creativity involved in the work, unless you consider finding shortcuts around beuracratic processes being "creative"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun and a lot of learning, but very bureaucratic.

    Project Engineer (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsExciting and interesting projects
    A lot of opportunities
    Leave and benefits

    ConsVery bureaucratic
    Management is very conservative
    Funding issues due to congress

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stable, non-challenging work, hindered by government nature.

    Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Port Hueneme, CA

    Pros- Work is not very demanding, neither is management
    - Low-stress environment, good atmosphere
    - Timely raises
    - Flexible Hours

    ConsTechnology is moving faster than we can keep up. In some cases we're even moving backwards.
    - The mobile revolution is being completely ignored. Cell phones are prohibited inside the workplace for security reasons (cameras).
    - Flash drives and external storage are prohibited for security reasons. We're still forced to transfer things by CD/DVD.

    Quick to instate blanket restrictions that impact innovation and productivity without solving any problems. Strict hierarchical military structure ensures no improvements will be made without 2 years of back and forth and a congressional action.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your engineers and innovators. We literally have no incentive to do more than what is required.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Culture of put -downs

    Acquisition Specialist (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosreally great contracting experience that provides opportunities outside at other agencies.

    Conssenior leaders will not hesitate to step on you if needed for them to excel forward.
    One senior leader lied to others about giving advice that would have made him look bad.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Project Analyst (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosgood benefits, great people to work with

    Conscommute to work can be long since you work in DC

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Professional

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThere is a Professional Atmosphere. There is somewhat of an issue of fairness when looking out for self. Staff does high Quality Work.

    ConsWashington, DC is not the best place to work. Parking at NAVSEA is not good, even for senior personnel. Neighborhood is not good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet better parking. better control heating and air conditioning. allow more flexible commuting hours. encourage telecommuting. ensure fairness in hiring and promotions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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