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  1. "Stable work but not family friendly"

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    Former Employee - Research Physical Scientist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Naval Research Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The work is very stable and it's easy to make a career here. It's not uncommon to meet scientists who have been working on the same research for 30+ years. A lot of scientists here are from ivy league schools with impressive pedigrees and dozens of publications in top tier journals. My coworkers and Section Head were fantastic and I loved being surrounded by intelligent people. Despite the dilapidated buildings, there...

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    Cons

    With all the good said, I have to focus on the fact that I don't find the NRL to be family friendly at all. There is no parental leave, child care through JBAB has a 2+ year waiting list, and while schedules are largely flexible, my Division Head looked at me like I had two heads when I told him I have to leave by 3 to pick up my daughter from the bus stop. Many people here don't even have families and, as a result,...

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    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. If you're going to attract new graduates to your outdated facility the buildings all need to be renovated and you need to offer things like shuttles to and from the metro, a decent coffee place, paid parental leave, and in-building community gathering places/lounges so we don't have to walk outside in heavy rain to get to an empty building with 1 table and 4 chairs just to eat lunch.

    US Naval Research Laboratory2019-06-14
  1. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Intern 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great work experience. I was placed on a team and assigned a mentor who guided me throughout my internship. I got great hands on experience working alongside researchers and was able to make an real contribution to the team. Overall, friendly and relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Kind of compartmentalized, in the sense that security measures made it hard to explore what else was going on and interact with people on different teams.

    US Naval Research Laboratory2019-07-18
  2. "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

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