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Naval Surface Warfare Center Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  • Big Navy, big government equals red tape (in 8 reviews)

  • Government job, so not rewarded for outstanding work and less motivation to work hard (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    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.


  3. "A great first professional job!"

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    Former Employee - Public Affairs Specialist in Crane, IN
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Specialist in Crane, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement if you have management support. I held a position with an interesting variety of responsibilities. Great federal benefits.

    Cons

    Like any job, your happiness and success are largely dependant upon management. I had good management, but I knew others who didn't.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to value your employees.


  4. "Excellent US Government Employer"

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    Current Employee - Commanding Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Commanding Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Highly focused on a mission with meaning supporting the American warfighter.
    -Robust job opportunities in numerous technical fields.
    -Opportunities for rotation within overall command.
    -Excellent employee support through training, education, and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    -Remote rural location, however easy access (30min) to Bloomington, IN, where Indiana University is located.
    -Services on the installation (food, gas, etc...) are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on quality of work/life improvement initiatives.


  5. "Management Issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center full-time

    Pros

    Job stability, regular hours, regular raises

    Cons

    Poor management, limited opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Remove ineffective managers


  6. "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


  7. "Great for people who want to settle down, not so much for young folk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norco, CA
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Most positions at NAVSEA Corona allows flexible hours. Very stable job. A lot to learn in the first year.

    Cons

    The Acquisition Readiness department is not a good place to start for those that are young, fresh out of college. After about two years under this department, the work can become monotonous and boring.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees, not just the few people that you like.


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    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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