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"Good place for older Software Engineers who want to stay technical"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Laurel, MD
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Laurel, MD
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I have been working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory part-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

- lots of opportunities are provided to keep learning and apply new technology

- innovation and collaboration are encouraged

- experience is valued and achievement is recognized

- highly ethical work environment is provided, age discrimination is not tolerated

- good pay, good benefits, nice offices, lots of flexibility in work arrangements

Cons

- can be an impersonal and bureaucratic workplace, depending on the group

- sponsors often require strict program oversight which leads to tedious planning, tracking, and reporting requirements

Other Employee Reviews for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

  1. Helpful (2)

    "JHU APL offers good benefits with moderate pay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Professional Staff II in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Professional Staff II in Laurel, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Culturally diverse. Good location between Baltimore and DC

    Cons

    Pay raises frequently dependent on who you know not what you know. Some discrimination against older workers

    Advice to Management

    Many line managers are technically qualified but do not have the right traits for management


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    "Under-compensated, limited growth opportunities, good work-life balance."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    -Work-life balance is good
    -People keep to themselves. This can be good or bad depending on your perspective. There is very little socializing in or out of the office among employees

    Cons

    -No flexibility to work from home
    -Pay is low, benefits are fine, but health insurance is getting much more expensive
    -Unproductive workers and those with negative attitudes are tolerated by management - much to the detriment of their colleagues (the vast majority of whom are nice people with strong work ethics)

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your workers appropriately - pay is nowhere near market value. In a poor economy, I suppose that people will accept what you pay them, but when the economy improves, expect to see those workers who actually have ambition and marketability leave for more fair compensation and career growth. Give people the option to work from home - even one day a week would be a dramatic improvement and greatly appreciated. Deal with the negative employees immediately - they create a poisonous work environment for everyone else.

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