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"Great Place to Work"

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Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
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Pros

Great place to work. Many opportunities for advancement and great support for pursuing continuing education and advanced degrees. Management (in my department) was supportive and great to work with. Coworkers are some of the best and the work is something we can be proud of.

Cons

Big Navy and government bureaucracy can sometimes get in the way. Sometimes the focus of work is to fix the latest "fire drill" and not the long term issues to benefit the Navy.

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    "Research & Development"

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    Former Employee - Computer Scientist in Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - Computer Scientist in Panama City, FL

    Pros

    Stability and professional peers. Cutting edge technology work and research.

    Cons

    Achievement was not tied to promotion. Too political.


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    "Ambitious people need not apply"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Panama City, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Panama City, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Government benefits are well-known to be [currently] pretty solid.
    - Working more than 40 hours a week is always compensated with time off or overtime pay
    - Flexible work schedule.
    - People are generally nice and sociable, almost to a fault.
    - Can't lose your job no matter how lazy or incompetent you are.

    Cons

    - Unfair compensation where it will take a recent graduate with a BS 5 years to reach the starting salary of someone starting with 1 year experience.
    - No opportunity to step-up and lead until you've spent ample time in each grade, no matter how qualified
    - Ridiculous lag between ideas, funding, and execution results in missed opportunities
    - Spend more time handling beurocracy, process, and paperwork than doing any beneficial work
    - Poor communication throughout the organization as to what is happening and what needs to be done.
    - Takes months to get access to tools (such as MATLAB, AutoCad, multimeters, etc) that should be readily available to all, always

    Advice to Management

    Provide quick and easy access to tools mandatory for any engineer. Quit following and creating process for the sake of process, and question any requirement that creates more paperwork than results. Provide recognition or incentive for standout employees to work hard and achieve, rather than making them immediately turn to the private sector. Sorry, but pointing out the civic importance of your work is going to convince few highly qualified people to stick this out.

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