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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD
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    I worked at National Institute of Standards and Technology full-time (More than a year)

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    Given a lot of leeway in how to develop skills

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    Minimal training and oversight, can be considered a pro

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    Straightforward interview, I went to the lab and answered questions about my work. Answered a few technical questions and introduced myself to the team. Spent some time learning about the different kinds of projects they were doing before I picked one.

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