Flexible schedules, great pay, telecommuting options, great co-workers, room for advancement.
Working for the state things move slow, decisions and promotions take a bit longer but worth the wait.
Advice to Management
Invest in your good employees
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA).
I looked at the professor's work and like it. It matched my interests thus applied. They asked me mostly from resume and machine learning questions. Interview process was informal. I received a call from professor and was asked questions about my experience and machine learning. Then I went for a 1:1 discussion.
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