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Naval Surface Warfare Center Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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  • Big Navy, big government equals red tape (in 8 reviews)

  • Serious lack of leadership/mentorship (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Contract Accounting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time

    Pros

    Telework and varying work tasks

    Cons

    Not too many clubs or activities for younger adults on base


  2. "Overall Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Telework Opportunities
    Overburdening regulations
    manager quality is hit / miss

    Cons

    Inconsistent application of rules / regulations as well as benefits or access to special programs.
    Poor IT infrastructure & resources

    Advice to Management

    Hire outside of the area and refuse to allow related parties to work in the same department.

  3. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time

    Pros

    Variety of interesting projects. Government job, so yearly promotions and good benefits.

    Cons

    Government job, so not rewarded for outstanding work and less motivation to work hard.


  4. "Great pay, below average work"

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    Former Intern - NREIP Intern in Norco, CA
    Former Intern - NREIP Intern in Norco, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding pay for an internship. Some good projects for interns.

    Cons

    Some intern projects were not at all helpful for professional development.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to work. Good coworkers and interesting projects

    Cons

    Dealing with occasional government bureaucracy.


  6. "Great Job"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center as an intern

    Pros

    I was only an intern but I had flexible hours and leniency in my workload due to personal life.

    Cons

    Little room for growth within the industry

    Advice to Management

    Create more job opportunities.


  7. "USG Position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time

    Pros

    Travel, schedule, supporting our fleet

    Cons

    government bureaucracy, lack of communication

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work with the opportunity to work on anything you like. Whether it be working in the field or in a cubicle there is a job that suits everyone. Just be vocal about what you want and prove you're capable of achieving that.

    Cons

    People have a tendency to get stuck doing work they don't want to do. Sometimes it's just a temporary thing but other times it's not fighting for what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Really talk to your people especially the quieter ones to find out what they want and what they're good at. You might be surprised.


  9. "Great Mission, Federal Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent mission, great benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, "the way it's always been" mentality, poor technology


  10. "Computer Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work is challenging, benefits are really good.

    Cons

    sometimes difficult to get things done due to bureaucratic processes.

    Advice to Management

    None


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