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US Army RDEC Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Pleasant people to work with. Work can be challenging at times.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Aberdeen, MD
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Aberdeen, MD

    I have been working at US Army RDEC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to lots of educational resources and technology

    Cons

    Top management is disconnected from reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee feedback and don't discount their suggestions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Not bad, but it can wear on you, especially if you're young.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer

    I have been working at US Army RDEC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to know the technology being developed for the military and being a part of that. It's also great to know that you're helping to protect and possibly save the lives of Soldiers that may use the very technology you helped develop.

    Cons

    Many processes and hoops to get through to get tasks accomplished, which is expected. Creativity is not really fostered, but I believe it really depends on where in the government you are and what projects come your way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    US Army RDEC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army RDEC

    Pros

    Varied work, good people, job stability if you are a government employee.

    Cons

    No job stability if you're not a government employee. Lots of red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less layers of management, more $$ needs to be directed to R&D.

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  5.  

    Disappointing start for someone who started his career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Aberdeen, MD
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Aberdeen, MD

    I have been working at US Army RDEC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good vacation plan. Management is nice. If you're old and looking for a more relaxed place to work then this is the place to be.

    Cons

    If you're looking for challenging techincal work, this is not the place to be! It is very difficult to move up. For new graduates in engineering, this isn't the best place to work if you are hungry and looking to expand your technical skills. Advanced degrees aren't very useful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Organized!

  6.  

    Difficult to get your work done

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Champaign, IL

    I worked at US Army RDEC as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to do what you want, unlimited budget at times

    Cons

    A business that is benchmarked like a research university with very skewed incentives. Our work was based on publishing once or twice a year, with very high turn-over and lack of communication between management and employees. Our goals changed almost daily, including the roles that the employees fulfilled. Additionally, the most inexperienced staff at times were given projects and roles that could be done better by others. Everything was at a certain point micro-managed by management with high opaqueness on the goals of the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require more from employees and more definitively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Stable career, but future is not bright

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Engineer in Fort Monmouth, NJ
    Current Employee - Computer Engineer in Fort Monmouth, NJ

    I have been working at US Army RDEC

    Pros

    - One of the Best benefits.
    - Job stability
    - Decent salaries
    - Convenient Work schedule
    - Great paid time off / sick time off
    - Easy Work

    Cons

    - Works get bored sometime
    - Promotion is not based on your work.
    - Takes too much time to get promoted.
    - Too many lazy people.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at US Army RDEC

    Pros

    The pressure one might find in the private sector is not as present when working for the public sector. The United States Army has given me many opportunities to grow and develop into a top quality engineer.

    Cons

    The pay is comparable but not as good as the private sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay.

  9.  

    Research Development and Engineering Command

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aerospace Engineer in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Aerospace Engineer in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at US Army RDEC

    Pros

    Support the U.S. Army, career training.

    Cons

    Career development not a focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make career development and training more of a focus.

    Recommends

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