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Updated Nov 5, 2021

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4.5
83%
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99%
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National Institute of Standards and Technology Acting Director Dr. Willie E. May
Dr. Willie E. May
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very interesting work environment(in 24 reviews)

  • "Was not under high stress so I could easily focus on work-life balance(in 23 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Quiet, lots of red-tape for small things such as appointments(in 12 reviews)

  • "Low pay rate and work long hours(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great experience

      Sep 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      diversity, flexibility in research, interesting topics to research on

      Cons

      None, None, None, None, None

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good experience

      Nov 5, 2021 - Analytical Chemist in Rockville, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Academic research environment, world-class science, good benefits

      Cons

      Usual headaches of working for federal government

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Postdoc

      Sep 1, 2021 - NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate in Boulder, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work like balance, beautiful campus, flexible work schedule

      Cons

      Challenging to become permanent, limited positions, lower than average pay

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Campus, Great People

      May 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of really passionate, intellectual people. Some freedom to choose your own work/life balance. For the most part, it feels like everyone has the same mission.

      Cons

      The pace can be slow and big purchases always come with enormous overheads. The HR/administrative group is impressively bad (no exaggeration, it is genuinely the worst I've ever dealt with). But fortunately, for most jobs you don't have to interact with them very often.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Jun 8, 2021 - Electronics Engineer in Boulder, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is a good work and life balance. Engineers can implement state of the art type of research, which generate real impact to the nation.

      Cons

      It is not easy to get a permanent position here, but which also reflects that the position is competitive.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great place

      Jul 8, 2021 - Group Leader in Boulder, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      location is very good for living

      Cons

      The management is very hard to work with

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great experience

      Jul 7, 2021 - Guest Researcher in Gaithersburg, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      CNST (NIST cleanroom) Experts in multiple areas

      Cons

      The only disadvantage is restrictions

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work

      May 18, 2021 - Senior Mechanical Engineering Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very intelligent coworkers. Independent research but plenty of team coordination. Technical challenges are constant. Pretty flexible workplace.

      Cons

      Challenging to keep up with ever changing technology, can be overwhelming.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Undergrad Research - Good experience

      May 6, 2021 - Research Associate in Boulder, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Got paid Tons of good lab experience Got name on paper

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good Research Place

      May 10, 2021 - Research Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Not much pressure and a good environment

      Cons

      Very slow progress in everything.

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