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    "Great research opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Research Physicist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Naval Research Laboratory full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Freedom to pursue areas of interest and the opportunity to take advantage of internal funding as well as ties to other DOD funding agencies. Cooperation among different research groups is usually encouraged. For the most part, the employment is stable and cut throat competition is not the norm. The support personnel are helpful and hard working and realize that their primary goal is to enable and support the scientific...

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    Cons

    Although better than most DOD labs, there are still many counterproductive rules - computer security is increasingly intruding into ability to carry out research. There is subtle agism and favoritism in some advancement decisions - group managers are powerless to provide financial incentives. Since all promotions are tied to levels of management, one is stuck with the very poor personnel skills one would expect from...

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    US Naval Research Laboratory2019-04-18
  1. "One of the best commands in the Navy"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at US Naval Research Laboratory

      Pros

      The pay system. Flexibility, innovation and agility

      Cons

      Physical location and condition of facilities

      Advice to Management

      Recapitalization of facilities

      US Naval Research Laboratory2019-07-17
    • "Best internship experience imaginable"

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      Former Employee - Aerospace Engineering Trainee in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at US Naval Research Laboratory for less than a year

      Pros

      I worked with the smartest mechanical engineers I've ever met. We were working on first-of-a-kind systems, and the work was different every day. It gave me experience in hands-on fabrication, assembly, CAD modeling, analytics, the whole engineering research product cycle.

      Cons

      Not really accessible by public transportation, and the surrounding neighborhood is somewhat dangerous (the place itself is very safe - it's a military base.)

      US Naval Research Laboratory2019-07-03

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