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  1. "This place is a relic"

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    Current Employee - Physical Scientist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Naval Research Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Truly ground breaking science happening here. Good benefits, history of success.

    Cons

    At least in the chemistry division, things are very stressful. There is no internal funding so half your research time will be used begging for money. The grounds and buildings are basically antiques. A lot of people get "stuck" here.

    Advice to Management

    Please do some renovations. It's hard to get work done when the HVAC system goes down weekly and using an instrument can trigger a breaker and cut off power to a quarter of the floor.

    US Naval Research Laboratory2019-05-24
  1. "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
  2. "Awesome"

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      Current Employee - Student Intern 

      I have been working at US Naval Research Laboratory for less than a year

      Pros

      Educational experiences, accomplished co-workers, good pay

      Cons

      In the middle of nowhere

      US Naval Research Laboratory2019-06-19

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