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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Naval Surface Warfare Center

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome pay. Didn't learn much."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Trainee in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Student Trainee in Corona, CA

    Pros

    Great pay for interns
    Extremely laid back
    Management gives awards
    Great community and family picnics
    Gym to workout
    Supporting the US Navy!
    Get bonuses
    Salary always increases as the cost of living increases

    Cons

    Extremely boring at times. I felt like I was stealing tax payers money.
    People are extremely old, boring, and nerdy
    Sit at a cubicle all day
    I would not live in Corona


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A very bad experience working at NSWC-IH."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indian Head, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indian Head, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Government benefits are pretty good

    Job security

    Cons

    Extreme bureaucracy

    Poorly maintained facilities

    Very few good scientists, engineers, technicians, & admin personnel

    Certain Departments/Branches:
    1. Bad Engineering/Management/Business Practices
    2. No/low funding for research
    3. Run some of the most absurd Defense programs
    4. Many idle and meddlesome workers
    5. Earwigging is commonplace

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