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Rain or shine, the National Weather Service (NWS) knows. The NWS produces climate, hydrologic, and weather forecasts and warnings for the US. Its mission also includes forecasting to protect life and property and enhance the national economy. US government agencies and private ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Senior Meteorologist in Paducah, KY
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    I have been working at NWS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The biggest down side is rotating shift work.

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NWS Photos

NWS photo of: National Weather Service Festival in Norman, Oklahoma (Photo thanks to Flickr user Paul L McCord Jr., available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
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NWS photo of: National Weather Service Festival in Norman, Oklahoma (Photo thanks to Flickr user Paul L McCord Jr., available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
NWS photo of: National Weather Service Station (Photo thanks to Flickr user ac4lt, available under by-nc-nd v2.0)
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NWS photo of: NWS Operations - Caribou, Maine (Photo thanks to Flickr user alexlc13, available under by-nc-nd v2.0)
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NWS Interviews

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    Systems Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at NWS.

    Interview

    The process was pretty straight forward, phone interview, then in person with a group and they took turns asking the questions. The interview took about one hour. Some behavioral and back ground

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