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51 English questions out of 51

December 31, 2021

What is paid time off like at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory?

Pros

interesting work, great benefits, work from home, flexible schedule, decent pto.

Cons

raises aren't great. cost of living in the area is high. technical abilities are meaningless beyond a basic level of competence.

interesting work, great benefits, work from home, flexible schedule, decent pto.

December 31, 2021

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October 4, 2021

Does Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Retirement benefit package is above average, salary is quite good for the job TITLE. Overtime and holiday pay is great.

Cons

The job description is a gross understatement of the work actually required. For the work you actually do and the expectations the hourly pay should be $3-$5 an hour more(especially considering they pay MSP 2-3 times what they pay APL Security just to sleep in their cars or watch movies). You will likely walk 7000 steps every night doing rounds if you are not manning a desk in a building. The OT is extremely inconsistent in complete contrast to what is said during the interview process, the revolving door of staffing leads to shift shortages and drafts so you will do 16 hours straight. The pay is quite good for the job, but not the reality of work.

Advice to Management

Hire individuals who are not lazy and complacent(on(especially Supervisors), that also seek to improve efficiency. Management is stuck in "we have always done it this way" and refuse to accept new thoughts or ideas that would increase efficiency.

Retirement benefit package is above average, salary is quite good for the job TITLE.

October 4, 2021

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July 8, 2021

Does Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory offer family leave?

Pros

retirement innovative environment career coaching approach to line management flexible hours

Cons

not the best maternity/paternity leave policy remote work is a challenge

not the best maternity/paternity leave policy

July 8, 2021

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May 5, 2022

Does Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have a pension plan?

Pros

Benefits are great and pension

Cons

Some politics like everywhere and no flexibility in some groups

Advice to Management

Get more experience managers as anyone can be a manager and that causes people to change groups or jobs

Benefits are great and pension

May 5, 2022

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April 13, 2022

Does Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory offer life insurance?

Pros

* Work life balance * Amazing and accepting work culture * Flexible life and great benefits * Challenging work for those seeking it * Very progressive management (relative to industry), that makes you genuinely feel like they care about you * Transparent growth system with clear requirements depending on level * Organized matching with supervisors to vector you into the right places

Cons

* Can have responsibilities shifted (being voluntold to do something) based on priority * Working on high priority tasks eats away at work life balance heavily, something to bear in mind * Work can fluctuate a bit too frequently depending on the department

Flexible life and great benefits

April 13, 2022

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The DARTMission is underway! 🚀 Lighting up the California coastline early in the morning of Nov. 24, 2021, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried NASA’s Double Asteroid Direction Test (DART) spacecraft off the planet to begin its one-way trip to crash into an asteroid. ☄️ 🪨 🛰 DART - a mission designed, developed and managed by Johns Hopkins APL for NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office - is the world’s first full-scale mission to test technology for defending the planet against potential asteroid or comet hazards.
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Navy ships are outfitted with a vast network of equipment to ensure the vessel and its crew’s safety and navigation accuracy. However, most of the electro-optical and infrared surveillance systems used for routine visual identification are mounted to guns, which leads to noncombatants and friendly ships inadvertently placed in the weapons’ crosshairs. To address this issue and help define a next-generation EO/IR capability for US Navy ships, a team from Johns Hopkins APL led the development of system requirements for the Shipboard Passive Electro-Optical Infrared (SPEIR) program. https://jhuapl.link/lbq SPEIR acts as a visual surveillance system providing persistent high-resolution image processing to operators from a new set of EO/IR cameras installed above the ship deck.
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