I worked at Rome Research Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)
Supervisors at every level were very considerate, real people. No type of cutthroat or favoritism to be found.
Upward movement as an employee isn't exactly lightning fast, but it is feasible. Promotions are expected and regular as you develop expertise.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing!
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Rome Research Corporation (Camarillo, CA) in September 2015.
federal job (GS-xx). the interview is with a board of people, mostly just the heads of each section. they offer over the phone or in person. overall the interview process is easy if you have ever been in the military and have gone before a board for promotion or competition. if you have never been in front of a board it can be daunting because it could be a shotgun style board or single shot. shotgun style the questions are not in order and sometimes will be fired off rapidly just to see how you do under pressure.
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