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Naval Surface Warfare Center Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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  • there is a lot of red tape that can really slow down good work (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work. Many opportunities for advancement and great support for pursuing continuing education and advanced degrees. Management (in my department) was supportive and great to work with. Coworkers are some of the best and the work is something we can be proud of.

    Cons

    Big Navy and government bureaucracy can sometimes get in the way. Sometimes the focus of work is to fix the latest "fire drill" and not the long term issues to benefit the Navy.


  2. "Ops research and analysis"

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    Former Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Newport, RI
    Former Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Newport, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work and you can see the relevancy of our findings!

    Cons

    Not busy enough, due to the budgetary concerns.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive of Career Development and Family Friendly."

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Career Development, Supportive Organization, Important Work, Satisfying, Flexible Schedules,

    Cons

    Like any government job, you need to stay on top of people when you need personnel issues taken care of, which is difficult as a new employee if you do not know how to be assertive. Congress and their budget issues effect our yearly standard of living wages, and possibility of furloughs.

    Advice to Management

    Management is supposed to assign in developing plans for individual development of new employees but do not know how to, or do not want to take the time to assist new employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "NSWC Corona is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent starting salary for Engineers. A lot of upward mobility for those interested. Projects are interesting. I love my job.

    Cons

    No place is perfect. Sometimes it seems management does not have a clue, but that's probably true in many places and maybe just my perception.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of your comfort zone and go out and visit your sponsors, see what is changing out there.


  5. "Great people"

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

    Pros

    Colleagues and boss were so helpful. They provided me a training. Even gave me some feedbacks on my resume.

    Cons

    Naval Surface Warfare site is in the isolated location, unfortunately.


  6. "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of advancement opportunities. Vast array of projects to support.

    Cons

    Located in small city with no major metropolitan areas within 5 hours. Somewhat of good old boys club mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing opportunities to young engineers. Show them they have a career path. Dont burn out the new guys and drive them away.


  7. "Excellent place to work if you are an Engineer,"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow and learn if you are an engineer/

    Cons

    Can be slow pace at times

  8. "Business Training Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Loved working on (top secret) projects

    Cons

    Inability to share experiences with anyone.

    Advice to Management

    None!


  9. "Great experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I learnt a lot and was given a lot of responsibility and exposure to the type of work I could do if I was there full time.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons I can think of.


  10. "Systems Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Federal Employee, Project Management, Engineering

    Cons

    Procurement, Average Age Differential, Federal Salary < Private Industry Salary


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