US Naval Research Laboratory - Stable work but not family friendly | Glassdoor
  1. "Stable work but not family friendly"

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    Former Employee - Research Physical Scientist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Naval Research Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The work is very stable and it's easy to make a career here. It's not uncommon to meet scientists who have been working on the same research for 30+ years. A lot of scientists here are from ivy league schools with impressive pedigrees and dozens of publications in top tier journals. My coworkers and Section Head were fantastic and I loved being surrounded by intelligent people. Despite the dilapidated buildings, there...

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    Cons

    With all the good said, I have to focus on the fact that I don't find the NRL to be family friendly at all. There is no parental leave, child care through JBAB has a 2+ year waiting list, and while schedules are largely flexible, my Division Head looked at me like I had two heads when I told him I have to leave by 3 to pick up my daughter from the bus stop. Many people here don't even have families and, as a result,...

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    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. If you're going to attract new graduates to your outdated facility the buildings all need to be renovated and you need to offer things like shuttles to and from the metro, a decent coffee place, paid parental leave, and in-building community gathering places/lounges so we don't have to walk outside in heavy rain to get to an empty building with 1 table and 4 chairs just to eat lunch.

    US Naval Research Laboratory2019-06-14
  1. "Great place to invent future"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Naval Research Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Innovation and technology is unrivalled

    Cons

    Work life balance and bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work !

    US Naval Research Laboratory2019-07-31
  2. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Trainee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Naval Research Laboratory for less than a year

    Pros

    I haven't been here that long but all the people I've talked to seem happy and keep saying that the NRL offers more flexibility than other government jobs.

    Cons

    Most of the buildings are very old. Not a big deal though

    US Naval Research Laboratory2019-08-02

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