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Updated May 22, 2019

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  1. "I love working here, it's awesome"

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    Current Employee - Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NWS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Science community, pleasant coworkers, top weather information

    Cons

    Shift work, long hours, high stress

    NWS2019-05-22
  2. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Meteorologist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NWS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great feeling of accomplishment and feeling like you really make a difference. Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from management, too many differences between regions.

    Advice to Management

    HQ - Respect your field employees. BE HONEST.

    NWS2019-04-17
  3. "Run far, run fast"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at NWS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Time off.

    Cons

    Racist co-workers, no support from management. Training is the pits. If you are not a meteorologist, or have a friend in management who got you the job, you are less than dirt.

    Advice to Management

    Jump out your office window!

    NWS2019-02-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere and save a life (your own career)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at NWS full-time

    Pros

    Interesting weather now and then.

    Cons

    The process of hiring qualified managers is a disgrace. The senior management is bloated with ex-military that have no vision or people skills. They apply and get credit for sitting in a chair. Meanwhile, others with advanced degrees who have proven themselves on a regular basis in their jobs are passed over for promotions. No merit promotions with this agency. Service above self at its finest (sic).

    Advice to Management

    Let the private sector run things and retire; you are out of silly ideas.

    NWS2018-11-30
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at NWS full-time

    Pros

    great environment, learning culture fostered.

    Cons

    none i can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good wok

    NWS2018-10-06
  6. "Meteorology Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NWS

    Pros

    Great culture Excellent travel opportunities Competitive pay

    Cons

    They are phasing this position out

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    NWS2018-08-15
  7. "Meteorological Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NWS full-time

    Pros

    Work alone, quiet, very little to do

    Cons

    No supervision, unhealthy work schedule

    NWS2018-08-07
  8. "Very good place to work with many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NWS full-time

    Pros

    Room for growth -- Most of the staff actually like their jobs -- Management want to see you succeed

    Cons

    Rotating shift work throws off sleep schedule

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    NWS2018-06-15
  9. "Best place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NWS full-time

    Pros

    enjoy it and love it

    Cons

    some long hours and schedule changes

    NWS2018-06-13
  10. "Operational meteorologist"

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    Former Employee - Staff Meteorologist in Los Angeles, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NWS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful staff. Very personable and professional. Always willing to help a new employee especially when attending graduate school. Organization is top notch with cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Only one office located in my particular region with little chance of upward movement within that location due to the current staff enjoying their positions. Must move somewhere else less desirable to really get in with this organization.

    Advice to Management

    None really as it is all government directives leading office decisions.

    NWS2018-04-30
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