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Naval Sea Systems Command Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • I got lots of opportunities to travel for work (in 3 reviews)

  • There were interesting projects, good benefits, lots of time off (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Being within the Navy, there is a lot of red tape in the way of everything you do (in 4 reviews)

  • government bureaucracy is over whelming yo (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "A fantastic workplace"

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    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Sea Systems Command full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great projects, great life-work balance, very smart people.

    Cons

    There is a lot of nepotism. To be hired straight as a regular employee you have to have some kind of prior connection (read: family of, friend of XYZ).


  2. "Average People - Government Job"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Sea Systems Command full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, Vacation time, Benefits

    Cons

    People of average intellect are in senior positions (smart people leave), strong work ethic is about 25% of the work force, HQ employees are under-qualified and overpaid

    Advice to Management

    Discover new ways to maintain talent or intellects with a good work ethic will continue to seek employment elsewhere.


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    "Great, if you can get in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Sea Systems Command full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very low Stress, Easy jobs. Transfers endless

    Cons

    Slow to rise, have to wait on time


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Program Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Sea Systems Command full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    U.S. Government experience in working on critical defense systems; annual training on relevant job-related requirements

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities and competitive service assignments; military environment; and veteran preference

    Advice to Management

    Increase advancement opportunities and better compensation


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Eletrical System Integration Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Sea Systems Command full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are always a lot of jobs.

    Cons

    The culture is pretty old school and some people aren't very cool to work with.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Keyport, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Keyport, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Sea Systems Command part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots of opportunities, and management really looks out for their employees. Great education programs if that is something you're interested in.

    Cons

    For me personally, there aren't any cons, it's been a great place to work. A few workers say that sometimes management decisions don't always filter down to the employees.

    Advice to Management

    A great place to work and lots of career and training opportunities. You can climb the ladder and go far, especially if you work really hard.


  8. "Interesting Work, but still a Civilian in a Military Environment"

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    Current Employee - Testing and Evaluation Engineer/Interoperability Analyst in Norco, CA
    Current Employee - Testing and Evaluation Engineer/Interoperability Analyst in Norco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Sea Systems Command full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Always busy - Job Security
    Travel is possible if interested
    Can move about the country if desired

    Cons

    Must be comfortable with chain-of-command type of employment
    New ideas/ processes take a long time to stick / implement
    Management can be a big factor in how your career develops (hinder or flourish)

    Advice to Management

    Allow new hires to rotate amongst the organizations, find an area that suits them and the command


  9. Helpful (1)

    "DPM with a work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Deputy Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Sea Systems Command full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    NAVSEA does a lot of things well - leave accrual (both sick and annual), workload distribution, and making sure the employees have the time to take care of the things they need to outside of work.

    Cons

    While the core hours are 0900-1430, most people are in the office by 0700-0730, which makes for early mornings for most.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing, I've enjoyed my time here.


  10. "Full Time Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Naval Sea Systems Command full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I got lots of opportunities to travel for work. There were interesting projects, good benefits, lots of time off.

    Cons

    The company has too many people, so bureaucracy is an issue. It takes a really long time to get certain things done like purchasing and handling travel orders.

    Advice to Management

    Be better about getting rid of bad employees, and rewarding good ones. Streamline the paperwork that employees have to do.


  11. "Frontline Navy Engineering and Support"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Sea Systems Command (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High quality workforce, dynamic challenges, significant contribution to the US Navy's mission and overall operational readiness

    Cons

    Government fiscal environment creates significant program management challenges; bureaucratic process can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Focus on streamlining processes to prevent bureaucracy from impacting program execution. Provide the top cover individual programs need to be successful within cost and schedule constraints.


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