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  1. "Good pay, work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Engineer in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    This applies to the engineering department. -If you aren't a great fit for you current job, they will usually find a position for you. This is because of the long and expensive security clearance process. They can't afford to just hire people willy nilly. -First level managers are great for the most part! They look out for their people and want their employees to be happy. -Lots of paid overtime available if you...

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    Cons

    -Second level Managers (GS-14+)--there seems to be a bit of a Nepotism going on. My department is lacking in good leaders. -The engineering work is very prescriptive. Pretty much every problem has already been solved at some point. -Process changes are akin to moving mountains.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to keep experienced engineers around. (pay)

  2. "Good stable job, pay is okay, benefits are amazing."

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    Former Employee - Pipefitter in Bremerton, WA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for more than 9 years

    Pros

    This is the time of job you can hold on to for the long term.

    Cons

    Very large company, hard to feel like you are valuable as an individual

    Advice to Management

    Remember that individuals make up the team.

  3. "Fine if you want to work OT"

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    Former Employee - Radiological Control Tech in Bremerton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Can make good money on per diem when travelling. Lots of OT if you want it.

    Cons

    Forced OT, Forces backshifts, hard to move up or laterally

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Easy money, poor training"

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      Current Employee - Painter 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Easy money Paid holidays Great retirement benefits and healthcare subsidies

      Cons

      Poor training and management Poor work morale Toxic senior employee and work culture

      Advice to Management

      Take time to solve your employee's problems and train them properly before sending them out to perform work that they aren't qualified to do. Do not waste lower level managers' time and the employee's talents by hamstringing their opportunities to learn their trade. There's nothing more infuriating than sitting around for hours doing nothing because one is not qualified to do any meaningful work.

    • "Typical government work experience"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time

      Pros

      -Work life balance -Opportunities for advancement -Opportunies for personal development -Great benefits

      Cons

      -Bureaucracy can be maddening -Slow work

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      "Nuclear Engineering"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Most people are really great to work with. Lots of opportunities to move to a new branch if you are unhappy. Stable.

      Cons

      Government offices....cubicles, slow computers, fluorescent lights. Parking is horrible.

    • "Engineer"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time

        Pros

        Job Security Low Stress Good Pay Good People

        Cons

        Parking Bureaucracy Equal pay to employees for unequal work contribution

      • "You Get Out of It What You Put Into It"

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        Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Bremerton, WA
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        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Better alternative to joining the navy. Best job on the peninsula west of Seattle, especially if you want to live in Kitsap County long term. Per diem money when you travel is tax free. Great paid leave, sick leave, every federal holiday is paid leave. Lots of opportunity for overtime, which is paid hourly. You can either disappear into the system, or stand out if you are more proactive and a go-getter. You get out of...

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        Cons

        Very little incentive to work harder than your coworker; GS payscale. No discpline for workers who slack off. Upward mobility is pretty much capped at a GS12 unless you really look for the opportunity to become a GS13+. You have to report to the shipyard for work, no teleworking or working from home.

        Advice to Management

        Discipline the workers that dont work hard or aren't productive.

      • "Nuclear Engineer"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time

        Pros

        Several opportunities to advance with extensive training.

        Cons

        Government job, so some aspects of the job have to be done to certain standards.

      • "Excellent location to pursue a government career"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time

        Pros

        Excellent potential for upward mobility. Many current senior managers began their careers as mechanics and technicians when they were young. Pay and benefits are excellent, especially for less senior personnel.

        Cons

        The military and civilian policy mix can sometimes be confusing. Working in the government field comes with additional requirements. Many big decisions are often made from well outside the control of local management.

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