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Noblis is a nonprofit science, technology, and strategy organization that brings the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering.
With the addition of two wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis has grown from nearly 600 employees in 2012 to over 1,000 employees today. Together with, Noblis ESI and Noblis NSP, we solve difficult problems of national significance. We bring an integrated set of capabilities and top talent across an array of disciplines and domains so we can offer clients the right expertise to accomplish their most critical missions. Our practical and sustainable solutions increase efficiency and reduce cost.
Noblis employees join our organization because they want to make a difference. Our over 1,000 employees come from diverse educational and professional experiences and continue to challenge themselves to expand the base of knowledge relevant to critical national problems. Together, these individuals help deliver improved safety, health and security for all Americans.
Noblis is a dynamic nonprofit science, technology, and strategy organization with a unique mission to solve complex scientific systems, process, and infrastructure problems in ways that benefit the public. Our name speaks to our calling to use the best of science and technology to serve the public's interest. And the roots of our great mission go back to the 1940s.
Working at Noblis is different. We care about our colleagues and are dedicated to showing it. We believe in the work-life balance, in being valued and engaged in your work, and being part of something great. Our numerous wins from the Great Place to Work Institute and Ethisphere’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list are proof of that. Noblis also made Glassdoor’s list of “The 50 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For” and we have been ranked on The Washington Post's list of Top Workplaces three times in a row—most recently at #5 overall and the highest ranked government contracting company for 2016.
We are proud to boast one of the lowest voluntary attrition rates in our industry. As a non-profit organization with a mission to serve in the public interest, we are committed to doing what’s right and doing what works for our customers and our nation.
Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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Noblis offers a competitive benefits package. We are committed to providing all eligible employees and their families with a rich, diverse program of health and welfare benefits.
The Noblis Benefits Department regularly works with staff to review their benefits needs and update our already extensive benefits package. The bottom line? You and your family get the coverage you want and need.
The list shows a selection of the benefits that Noblis offers to eligible employees.
Noblis offers a comprehensive selection of benefits to employees, including medical, vision, dental, long- and short-term disability, retirement plans, and more. Our benefits package includes:
Noblis employees have experienced no increases in medical rates for three straight years. We offer Flexible Spending Accounts as well as three subsidized medical plans that provide comprehensive coverage for hospitalization, surgery, routine office visits, and prescription drugs. There are no pre-existing condition exclusions on the plans. We also offer voluntary dental care and vision plans.
One of the most significant benefits of working at Noblis is the retirement program, which offers the option of pre-tax or after-tax contributions and the choice of many investment options. Outstanding features of the program include flexibility to change contribution rates and investment funds at any time. Noblis provides substantial matching contributions to all participants. Noblis is committed to helping our employees achieve retirement security by offering on-site appointments with retirement counselors, investment seminars, annual retirement planning projections and data, and other retirement planning tools.
Eligible employees are provided with a generous, flexible, fully vested Paid Time Off (PTO) program based on years of service at Noblis. Enrollment in the PTO cash-out program is available annually (subject to minimum balances).
As a Noblis employee, you are automatically enrolled in basic term life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance at two times your annual base salary--double what many companies offer. You may purchase supplemental coverage at group rates from one to five times your annual base salary. While traveling on business for Noblis, you are provided with business travel accident coverage.
Short term disability may be used for a personal injury or illness for up to 25 weeks for a documented disability that extends for more than seven consecutive calendar days. This includes 100 percent paid leave for up to 6 weeks and 75 percent up to 6 months. Our long-term disability program provides income replacement for a disability that exceeds 180 days. Benefits equal 60 percent of your base monthly salary.
Noblis’ Leave Sharing Program (LSP) is a pool of donated Paid Time Off (PTO) that can be used by eligible employees who have exhausted their accrued PTO, but need time off to care for their medical needs or the serious health conditions of their immediate family members.
To encourage further education in ways that will enhance your work at Noblis, tuition reimbursement for work-related courses is available. The program reimburses up to two courses per semester for graduate studies and up to three courses per semester for undergraduate studies. Application, registration, laboratory, and graduation fees are paid at 100 percent.
Noblis partners with Hanscom Federal Credit Union to give employees access to lower interest rates on loans, higher rates on savings accounts, free network ATM transactions, and much more.
Since 2000 Noblis has had a telecommuting program. This popular program gives staff flexibility and contributes to a work/life balance that our makes employees happier and more productive. Participation in this program is subject to manager approval.
Noblis’ core hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Through the Flexible Work Schedule, you can create your own schedule that allows more of a balance between work and family life.
You and your household family members are provided with an Identity Theft recovery program to assist if your identities are compromised in any way.
Eligible Noblis employees can receive up to $2,500 for referrals that lead to hiring new full-time employees.
Noblis is a corporate participant in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Transit Program. Through this program, employees are reimbursed for the purchase of a SmartTrip card that allows payment for transit expenses through pre-tax employee contributions.
The Atrium in our Reston office offers the Open Market with grab, pay, and go food and beverage options and café style seating. There is also an onsite restaurant called the Olive Express.
At our Reston office, employees can take advantage of Yoga classes, exercise machines, and free-weights.
The Wellness Resource Center promotes health and wellness by offering a wide range of programs designed to assist employees with their goals to achieve, enhance, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our programs include nutritional evaluations, screenings, flu shots, blood donations, group exercise classes, fitness reimbursements, educational seminars, and ergonomic evaluations.
You and your immediate family members have access to a confidential counseling and referral service program. A 24-hour toll-free number and website provide immediate information and counseling on a variety of topics related to work, family, and personal life.
Employees, spouses, dependent children, parents, and parents-in-law have access to Health Advocate, a national advocacy and assistance company that helps members navigate the healthcare system and address healthcare and insurance-related issues including obtaining approvals for covered services, dealing with claims denials and billing issues, finding specialists, negotiating fees, helping with Medicare questions, and aiding with eldercare issues.
Noblis offers a large selection of discount programs and services including:
I worked at Noblis full-time
Staffing is very flexible, and will work to find the right environment for you. Focused on developing employees overall, not just for one contract.
Experience can vary depending on the assignment/where you are stationed.
I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Noblis.
They came to my school on a few different occasions (career fair, club meeting, hackathon, ect.) so I had the opportunity to meet people who worked there a couple times. I applied through my schools career services website and heard back in about a week to come in for an interview. The interview was pretty basic, they just asked questions about my resume and then gave me a tour of the office. I heard back a couple weeks after that that they were offering me an internship.