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"Probably the best place to work for Aerospace Engineers"

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Current Employee - Associate Professional Staff II in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Associate Professional Staff II in Washington, DC
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Positive Outlook
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I have been working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

All the fun parts of the field, not too many of the boring parts. Work is highly specialized at the associate level and you don't often find yourself bogged down with paperwork. Much more powerpoint than word processing, so presenting your indepth analysis is not a soul-destroying essay.

Hours are great; rarely work over 40/week, and if you do wind up doing overtime, half of that is available as bonus leave the next pay period.

Did I mention they pay pretty well?

Cons

You're not paid like you're on wall street working a ninety hour week. Because you don't work a ninety hour week.

So don't expect a bonus, or a huge raise each year.

Advice to Management

Get Dr. Semmel out more to interact with us on an individual level. He's great.

Other Employee Reviews for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

  1. "Great place - advancement opportunities but you have to search them out"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Laurel, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mid year review and salary actions first few years. Great community. Lots of events.

    Cons

    Some projects can have very long hours which has caused some people to burn out - but other opportunities are usually available within the lab

    Advice to Management

    Talk with your staff more. They want to hear from you


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    "A good starter job"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professional Staff I in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Associate Professional Staff I in Columbia, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay 100% for advance degrees. Great job to start a career with.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are low. Alot of family favoritism (environment based on who you know).

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