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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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    Former Employee - President in Oklahoma City, OK
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    I worked at NWS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, access to the highest levels of the company/government, self-directed, allowed unlimited creativity, challenging

    Cons

    Long hours all days of the week. Inability of the client to dedicate enough resources to complete tasks on schedule, which led to the completion of contract where the client had enough work to sustain them for several years.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the hours, work one effort at a time.

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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)
NWS photo of: Lance NWS aviation display
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)
NWS photo of: National Weather Service Caribou Maine (Photo thanks to Flickr user alexlc13, available under by-nc-nd v2.0)
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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    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    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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